Enermax Noisetaker EG425P-VE 420W Power Supply
Street Price: ~$85 USD
Date Reviewed: January 27, 2004
Reviewed By: Jason Rabel
Enermax is a well known and respected name in today's highly competitive power supply business. Innovation and creativity have kept Enermax at the top of the list, boasting a plethora of features that can't be found in ordinary power supplies. The noisetaker line of power supplies from Enermax have certainly raised the bar with features such as smart fan operation, separate 12V rails, and serial ATA connectors.
The power supply is the heart of a PC, supplying power to the rest of the system. A low quality power supply can cause system instabilities or even damage components. For more information about why the power supply is so important, here is our Power Supply Guide which answers many common questions.
Features and Specifications:
- Smart Fan:
After PC shuts down, cooling fans keep running for at least 2 minutes to effectively cool down parts and hardware inside PSU and PC case. Thus, ensure longer product life time of power supply and hardware inside PC case.
- Separate 12V Rails:
Independent 12V rails supply to MB/CPU and drives in order to provide stable and clean current to noise-sensitive devices, such as: CPU, add-on cards. Meet UL 240VA safety requirements.
- ATX 12V v1.3 Compatible:
Support latest P4 and Athlon 64 platforms. For P4 platforms use 865 (Springdale) & 875 (Canterwood) chipsets and even new P4 Prescott and AMD Athlon 64 or later CPU.
- S-ATA Connectors:
Connect your system to the faster S-ATA interface for better performance.
- Manual & Automatic Fan Speed Control:
Automatic controlled by thermostat plus rheostat control. Enable users to keep the balance between cooling effect and acoustic noise.
- Extra Power Connector:
Extra 4-pin power connector provides high-end graphic card with stable current.
OCP, UVP, OVP, OLP, OTP, and SCP circuits ensure system well-guarded from any dangers. Maximize safety for your hardware and valuable data.
Effectively reduces electro-magnetic interference that might affect MB and CPU from normal operation. (Valid for models with 370W and higher total power)
- Dual Fan:
The best cooling method for PC system, and is strongly suggested by AMD.
Acoustic noise is successfully reduced with two fans giving more airflow in less rpm and smooth mechanical design of fan guards.
- FM & FC Functions:
RPM signal of 8cm exhaust fan is provided.