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The Raidmax is manufactured by Topower,
a Taiwan based company that builds power supplies on spec for whoever buys them
in bulk. Raidmax has incorporated most
of the options that Topower offers into its design, focusing on EMI
reduction. Our lab is not properly equipped to measure electromagnetic interference
so we did not test any of the EMI-reducing features. In three years of regularly
testing power supplies, we have never experienced EMI related problems.
Blue tinted windows and a high-gloss chrome finish make this a stylish
choice for any l33t gamer.
Strangely, there are small intake (or exhaust?) vents right next to the
The Raidmax is almost 2cm longer than a standard power supply.
These are the only specs that Raidmax seems to publish. The wrong model
number and maximum wattage are given.
Despite a larger than usual case, the internal PCB is very tightly packed.
There is space for a 92mm fan on top of the heatsinks.
The numerous PCBs screwed to the heatsinks suggest a hastily rearranged
The fan is a clear plastic model with blue LEDs to match the blue windows.
Our first impression of the Raidmax with the cover off is that
the circuit board from the non-windowed version has simply been dumped into
a casing that has windows. The heatsinks are clearly shaped to accommodate a
92mm bottom-mounted intake fan. Underneath the heatsinks the components are
very densely packed. This means that there is a clear, unencumbered airflow
path over the top of the heatsinks, but very little air will be blowing on the
Physically, the Raidmax is larger than usual. While its height
and width appear to be standard, it is almost 2 centimeters longer than usual.
Most likely, this extra space is needed to accommodate the intake fan, as this
would not have been a part of the original design. In most cases this will probably
not be an issue, but it may become a nuisance in a smaller mid-tower case or
in a non-tower configuration.
The two fans are identical. Each is clear plastic, has a blue
LED and is rated for 0.2A. Generally, clear plastic is less desirable from a
noise perspective than the less stylish opaque black plastic because it is more
prone to resonating. However, this is mainly a problem at higher fan speeds, and
the modest power rating of the fans suggests that this might not be a major
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