Enermax Platimax DF 600W Power Supply Review

Enermax comes to us today with a super-efficient 600 watt computer power supply that is dressed in black and has fully modular SLEEMAX cables that are very suitable for configuring a distinguished looking build. How does it do when put through our PSU gauntlet however?

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, RevolutionX't, 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 used to be one of the few true 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 with that time of independent design and production seeming to have passed. Today, we are looking at the Enermax Platimax DF 600W (EPF600AWT) which comes from an OEM we have not seen Enermax use before, Fortech Electronics.

Fortech Electronics (Dongguan Changan Fortech Electronics Co., Ltd.) is a division of the COLORFUL Group. COLORFUL is, perhaps, best known for their own COLORFUL brand as well as Segotep and Chaintech (which Fortech Electronics is a component of) since its acquisition. In North America, we do not see much of these brands these days but Chaintech was, at one time, a solid OEM for a wide range of DIY video cards and motherboards as well as one which sold products under their own branding. In total, Fortech Electronics and other components of the COLORFUL Group have been in the power supply business for over 20 years.

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Like Dust In The Wind?

The Enermax Platimax DF 600W is the latest in a very long line of power supplies that we have seen from Enermax proper. In that time, we have seen a number of innovative products, a number of very high end products, and a number of mainstream products. Even though the last Enermax unit we saw was not stellar, the Enermax products we have seen have largely been solid performers over the years so, today, we expect much the same from the Platimax DF 600W. Not least of which because this unit comes from Enermax's Platimax line which is one of their highend product lines. Now, before moving on to the unit itself and its performance, let's see what Enermax has to say about this unit and its product placement:

Platimax D.F. power supply series is 80 PLUSآ® Platinum certified, featuring full modular cable design for flexible installation and cable management. Platimax D.F. comes with new SLEEMAX cables, stylish individual sleeved cables made with carefully selected fabric. Platimax D.F. is equipped with patented D.F.R. (Dust Free Rotation) function, which instantly blows away dust to enhance cooling performance and prolong the lifespan of both fan and PSU. Platimax D.F. is ideal for core gamers and graphic workstations.

With that said, let's take a look at what we get when we purchase the Enermax Platimax DF 600W power supply in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.