A Closer Look – Exterior
First impressions of the PSU are very positive. The build quality feels great and there’s a good quality powder black paint job that gives it a nice premium finish. On the top, you’ll find a 120mm fan-grille, with one of Enermax’s own 120mm Twister Bearing fans installed behind it. There’s also a sloped edge to the fan housing, which Enermax call AirGuard, this is a patented air-inlet with an “optimal aero-dynamical design” to reduce noisy air turbulence.
On the left and right sides, you’ll find a painted on MAXPRO logo, nothing too fancy, but it certainly looks presentable.
Around the back, a bit of ventilation for heat exhaust, as well as a master power switch and AC line-in.
This is a hard-wired PSU, so all the cables come through a single opening, which has been fitted with a thick plastic grommet to prevent cable damage.
The main specifications can be found on the base of the PSU. What’s good to see is that despite only being 500W, we’ve still got an impressive 38A on the +12V rail, so that should be more than enough to power a high-end graphics card or similar device.
The cables are treated with a fine mesh braided, it’s not the best, but it helps keep them a little tidier within your system. They’re certainly not designed to look great, but they feature sturdy connectors and they’ll certainly get the job done.
You’ll find a 4+4 pin, 24-pin, 2 x 6+2 pin, as well as a good selection of SATA and Molex connectors; more than enough for most mid-tower system.