Enermax Revolution X't II 750W Power Supply Review

Enermax' Revolution series of computer power supplies has been a staple among enthusiasts for a good long time. Today it adds a newly updated 750 watt PSU to the lineup that touts Gold level efficiency, Japanese capacitors, and a HeatGuard feature that cools down the PSU after shutdown.

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. In addition to being a retail presence with its Enermax brand power supplies, Enermax Technology Corporation was at one time one of the few real OEM designers of power supplies. Its power supplies however, only rarely ever showed up under other labels including Grow Up Japan, Sapphire, and its house brand Lepa. Today, though, Enermax no longer produces their own units from their own factories but rather designs and has their units built for them by various other vendors. In our review today, we are looking at our first power supply from Enermax's Revolution X't II line of power supplies with this 750 watt model (ERX750AWT) which is produced in conjunction with 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 they used to provide OEM services for Antec, CWT is one of the more complete OEM manufacturers as they have a fairly high level of vertical integration providing transformers all the way up to its well designed SMPS. However, CWT has been stretching out over the last few years and they are providing OEM services for a number of brands as today’s unit demonstrates.

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X't II or X't^2.......Either Way, It's Been a Long Revolution

The Enermax Revolution X't II 750W is the 19th power supply we have seen from Enermax proper and it also happens to be the second unit we have seen from the Revolution X't segment of Enermax's lineup. The previous X't unit that we saw from Enermax was the X't 730W so, while not a direct comparison due to that 20W difference, today's X't II 750W is largely taking its place in Enermax's lineup. As the X't 730W ended up being just "middle of the pack", we hope to see the new X't II 750W progress beyond the X't 730W and be something great. The thing is, there are lots of 750W units out there on the market that are very good so Enermax will have their work cut out for them. Before moving on though, let's see what Enermax has to say about this unit:

The Revolution X’t II power supply series from ENERMAX achieves a peak efficiency of 92% (80 PLUSآ® Gold certified). It is based on an advanced DC-to-DC circuit for perfect voltage regulation and full compatibility with latest CPU/GPU energy-saving modes. The integrated 13.9cm Twister bearing fan ensures an efficient cooling and a silent operation. Revolution X’t II is built for performance-capable gaming system with one or two graphics cards. The flat modular cables simplify the system installation and cable routing. ENERMAX grants 5 years warranty on the Revolution X’t II series.

Let's move on now and see what we have to look forward to when we purchase the Enermax Revolution X't II 750W power supply in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality this will become clear.