Enermax Platimax 850W PSU Review

For their Platimax series units, Enermax is using a chassis similar to the one implemented for their Revolution and MaxRevo series. The chassis is sprayed with a textured grey paint which is rough on the touch, except from the area around the fan which is painted with a platinum-like reflecting grey color. The 850W version of the Platimax is not longer than the majority of ATX power supplies, measuring 18.5cm long. 

 Enermax Platimax 850W PSU Review

The sticker with the unit’s electrical specifications and approvals can be found at the top side of the chassis, which will be invisible unless if installed in a case with the PSU compartment located at its bottom.

 Enermax Platimax 850W PSU Review

 At the sides of the unit Enermax etched the series name and logo, a King’s crown.

 Enermax Platimax 850W PSU Review

The rear is entirely perforated to allow for the air pushed by the cooling fan to escape towards the outside of the case. Enermax have opted for a tight honeycomb design, which slightly reduces the airflow resistance and the aerodynamic noise. A simple on/off switch and a standard 3-DIN A/C power plug can be seen at the rear. There are also the mounting spots for the “Cordguard” holder, a simple latch holding the A/C power cable secured into place.

 Enermax Platimax 850W PSU Review

At the front we can see the numerous connectors for the modular cables. The 850W version of the Platimax is semi-modular even though the more powerful models are fully modular designs. The Molex-SATA cable connectors are black while the CPU-GPU connectors are red. Enermax also placed a very detailed sticker indicating not only the rails distribution but the use of each and every cable. The large black connectors are for the ATX and CPU power cables. This unit offers the following number of connectors:

Native cables

24-pin ATX connector

1 x 8 pin EPS CPU connector

1 x 4+4 pin EPS/ATX CPU connector

2 x 6+2 pin 12V PCIe connectors

Modular cables

2 x 6+2 pin 12V PCIe connectors

12 x SATA connectors

8 x Molex connectors

1 x Floppy connector