Enermax MAXPRO 500w Power Supply Review

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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.

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On the left and right sides, you’ll find a painted on MAXPRO logo, nothing too fancy, but it certainly looks presentable.

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Around the back, a bit of ventilation for heat exhaust, as well as a master power switch and AC line-in.

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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.

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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.

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Cabling

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.

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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.

Enermax Max PRo 500W PSU Cables

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. A Closer Look - Exterior
  3. A Closer Look - Interior
  4. Test Procedure
  5. Efficiency, PFC and Voltage Regulation
  6. Ripple Testing
  7. OPP and Max Wattage
  8. Fan Speed
  9. Final Thoughts
  10. View All

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