Enermax Revolution X't 730W Power Supply Review

Enermax, a long time favorite PSU brand here at HardOCP, comes to us today with a Revolution X't computer power supply. This PSU boasts a Gold level efficiency rating, a hybrid modular flat cable interface, brand name electrolytic capacitors, with "CordGuard," "HeatGuard," "SafeGuard," and "SpeedGuard" features.

Introduction

Enermax Technology Corporation is a company that is well known in the world of power supplies and general computing alike. Founded in 1990, Enermax has made a name for itself by providing solid performing power supplies, among other computer components, cases, and accessories. Enermax' current lines of power supplies encompass a wide range of products targeted at various market segments including the Platimax, MaxRevo, Revolution87+, Triathlor FC, Triathlor ECO, NAXN ADV, and NAXN series. In addition to being a retail presence with its Enermax brand power supplies, Enermax Technology Corporation appears to be one of the few true OEM designers of power supplies. Its power supplies however, have only rarely shown up under other labels including Grow Up Japan, Sapphire, and its house brand Lepa. Today, we are looking at our first power supply from the Enermax Revolution X't line of power supplies with this 730 watt model (ERX730AWT) which interestingly enough is not built in house but comes from CWT.

Channel Well Technology (CWT) was founded and began manufacturing power supplies in 1993. Since 1993 Channel Well Technology products have shown up under various guises including Antec, Xclio, 2theMax, CWT, Thermaltake, Xigmatek, and Corsair. While most familiar to our US users from when it used to provide OEM services for Antec, CWT is one of the more complete OEM manufacturers as it has a fairly high level of vertical integration providing transformers all the way up to its well designed independently regulated SMPS. Recently however, CWT has begun stretching out and is providing OEM services for a number of brands as today’s unit demonstrates.

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Is the Revolution Starting to Drag On and Become the Status Quo?

The Enermax Revolution X't 730W is the 18th power supply we have seen from Enermax proper and, for modern enthusiast units, it falls somewhere in the mid-range of the market capacity-wise. Interestingly, we recently have had the opportunity to see a number of ~750W units from varying market segments and from a number of different vendors. As such, this renewed interest in this capacity range certainly provides the Revolution X't 730W with some competition and provides us with some solid comparisons that we can draw today. Before moving on though, let's see what Enermax has to say about this unit:

87PLUS ready!

Extreme efficiency PSU series with 87-93% efficiency @ 20-100% load. Certified to meet 80 PLUSآ® GOLD requirements

2013 ErP Lot 6 ready!

Help system meet 2013 ErP Lot 6 (<0.5W at standby mode) with high efficiency 5Vsb circuitry (With ErP Lot 6 enabled motherboard)

Intel Haswell support

DC to DC converter circuit perfectly supports Intel Haswell and also makes higher efficiency

Hybrid modular & 100% flexible flat cable design

Facilitate system installation, reduce cable clutter, and enhance internal airflow and cooling performance

Twister bearing fan

13.9cm Twister bearing fan with low noise and long lifetime (100,000 hours MTBF, Patented)

World famous brand main electrolytic capacitor

Highest component standards for maximum durability and stability

24/7 @ 40آ°C ready!

Non-Stop industrial class performance at 40آ°C ambient

World ready!

100-240VAC input with automatic adjustment and Active PFC for global usage

SafeGuard

Multiple protection circuitry of OVP, OTP, OPP, SCP, and SIP protects your system

SpeedGuard

Advanced fan speed control for optimal cooling and minimum noise

HeatGuard

Keep PSU fan running for 30-60 seconds after shut down to dissipate the remaining system heat and prolong system lifetime

CordGuard

Fix the AC cord tightly to avoid accidental shutdowns of your PC

With little more than a list of features being available, we don't have a lot to go on about product placement for this unit. Maybe if we move on and see what we have to look forward to when we purchase the Enermax Revolution X't 730W power supply in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality this will become clear.