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Enermax 460W Whisper Series PSU

Manufacturer: Enermax
Supplied by: Sidewinder
Street Price: $92

By Brian Tiller (6/07/2003)

Introduction

There's nothing like the sound of a big block V-8 revving up at full power, unless it's the lack of sound when it comes to your computer. Today, thanks to the good people over at Sidewinder Computers, we're going to take a look at a combination of the two in the form of the Enermax EG465P-VE FC 460 Watt Whisper Series PSU. Enermax has been making power supplies for quite some time and, to use another car analogy, is considered by many to be the Cadillac of PSUs. 

What you get

Included with the power supply was the requisite cord, a small bag of screws, a manual and a 3-pin to 4-pin adapter, can't ever have too many of those. I told you Enermax was a Caddy... look at specs below and standard features. Plus, that the manual is first rate has more information than you really need (or than I really wanted).

   

I know it's hard to see in the picture, but the front of the box has this big sticker on it that states "ATTENTION!! 3 pin connector [brown] should be connected to M/B in order to FC function" This is just your normal motherboard connector, but this does need to be connected in order to take advantage of the suspension mode.

Specifications

  • Application: Intel P4 & AMD XP and K8

  • Intel ATX 2.03/ATX 12V ver. 1.2 compatible

  • 460 Watts

  • Dimensions: W150 x H86 x D140 (mm)

  • Over voltage protection

  • FC Function-allows system to shut down 8cm fan in suspension mode.

  • FM Function-allows system to monitor power supply for 8cm fan rpm.

  • Thermal controlled 9cm fan RPM auto adjusting bases on temp detected inside power supply.

  • Copper Shielding Tube on "Main power, +12V, AUX and additional +12V power connector for better effect to reduce EMI

Is that enough to take in all at once, or are ya hungry for more?? As you can see the rear of the PSU is pretty much standard with the 80mm exhaust fan, power plug in and voltage switch. The intake fan is on the bottom/top (depending on how you install it) of the unit, and this puppy is a whoppin' 92mm momma! 

   

On the side we see the sticker that lists the specs of the PSU. Along with the normal specifications is a chart showing the decibel level in correlation to the system under load as the fan is a variable rate number. Below is a better showing of it pulled form Enermax's website.

Time to turn the page!

 

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