is well known for their innovative computer peripherals; including computer cases, power supplies, and external drive enclosures. Their new line of Galaxy power supplies includes many familiar features, and some new ones designed to meet the needs of their demanding users. The Galaxy power supplies are available in 850W and 1000W models, and include such features as quad graphics and CPU support, five 12V+ power rails, and they are still able to maintain a high efficiency of 85%.
, a distributor and US based subsidiary of Enermax
, has provided the 1000W unit (model EGA1000EWL) to be evaluated in this review. Before taking a look at the power supply on hand, let's look at some published data on the Enermax Galaxy 1000W...
» Voltage: 100-240VAC
» Frequency: 50-60Hz
» Current: 15A
» PFC: Active
» Sustained Power: 1000W
» Maximum Power: 1100W
» +12V: 75A
» +12V1: 17A
» +12V2: 17A
» +12V3: 17A
» +12V4: 17A
» +12V5: 17A
» +3.3V: 30A
» +5V: 30A
» -12V: 0.6A
» +5VSB: 6A
» Efficiency: 80-85% @ 20-100% Load
» Dimensions: 150 x 220 x 86mm (W x D x H)
» 1000 Watts - Continuous power for the most extreme systems.
» 900 Watts - 12V combined power for the most extreme CPUs and graphics.
» 24/7 @ 50°C - non-stop full power @ 50°C by design and components.
» 2007 EPS12V compliant - world’s first psu compliant with upcoming 2007 EPS12V design guide revision.
» World’s first five 12V rails - 2007 EPS12V specification for next-generation systems.
» World’s strongest +5Vsb output of 6A - 2007 EPS12V specification for next-generation systems and multiple USB devices.
» Triple quad + 24 - quad CPU, quad core, quad graphics, 24 drives. simultaneous!
» 80-85% efficiency @ 20-100% load for the smallest electricity bills
» Modular connectors - maximum SATA or IDE/SCSI drives (21+3 of free choice).
» Silent & cool - by 13.5 & 8cm dual fans.
» Power guard - 4 alert modes on PSU status with reset button.
» Triple Transformer Technology - the utmost in stability and power.
» Dual tier minimum load design - outstanding compatibility with upcoming multi-core processors.
» Dual tier combined power - total separation of CPU(s) from the rest of your system for maximum stability.
» RAM power cable - world’s first PSU with a dedicated RAM power cable to support next-generation 32-64GB RAM systems.
» Active PFC & universal AC in - run your Galaxy from 90-264VAC with automatic adjustment and active power factor correction.