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FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

Enermax Galaxy EGA1000EWL-DXX02 Feature Highlights (from Enermax's web site)
FEATURE & BRIEF OUR COMMENT
Quad CPU/CORE Support
You know... In case you need to run 4 CPUs off of it.
Quad GPU Support If you really really want 4 Graphics Processing Units running simultaneously the Quad GPU Support can make it happen.
Five +12V Rails
Now here's an interesting change of pace. Really! There are two sets of electrically isolated 12V transformers instead of the typical single 12V transformer with common ground. Benefits of the split transformers may include things like improved cross loading.
Power Guard
Essentially it'll shut off the system if power levels get too low or high. It also denies us no load starting, and has a fairly easy to understand system of beeps and lights to tell you what's gone wrong.

If you are in fact running 4 graphics processor units then there is the unflinching support. It should be noted, however, that even the most graphics intensive games will run unhindered on 2 decent GPUs. Maybe this looks forward to a more graphics intense era? That's plausible.

We were pretty happy with the marketingspeak so far. They hadn't overstepped themselves in the way a marketing department almost always does. Unfortunately the rest is coming...

World's FIRST: 80-85% efficiency from 20% to 100% load. First? Really? Are you guys exaggerating???
SILENT & COOL by 13.5cm & 8cm dual fan design. This is a perennial favorite laugh. Especially among high power PSUs.
World's FIRST: COMBINED MINIMUM LOAD design for outstanding compatibility. Hmm... The Power Guard kinda makes this redundant.
World's STRONGEST: 6A +5Vsb rail to support 2007 systems and multiple USB devices.

It might be relevant for users who use lots of external devices, but not for those who can install 24 peripheral components in the PC.

World's FIRST: RAM POWER CABLE for 32-64GB RAM system support. That's not really necessary.

SPECIFICATIONS

OUTPUT SPECIFICATIONS: Enermax Galaxy EGA1000EWL-DXX02
AC Input
100-240 VAC, 10/6 A, 60/50 Hz
DC Output
+3.3V
+5V
+12V1
+12V2
+12V3
+12V4
+12V5
-12V
+5VSB
Maximum
Output Current
30A
30A
17A
17A
17A
17A
17A
0.6A
6A
41A
34A
75A
Maximum
Combined Power
250W
812W
7.2W
30W
1000W (1100W)

That added feature of separating 12V lines into two sets is a nice bonus. The problems that arise from not separating them may be very small, but it's a feature we can appreciate. Especially since if you are indeed drawing max amperage on three lines and doing finer work on another, noise can cause problems. For a more detailed discussion of dual transformers for 12V please see the specs section of the Tagan EasyCon XL 700W article.

CABLES AND CONNECTORS

If you're wondering, "Do they really give the option to power 24 drives???", yes they did. Here's a photo with as many cables as we could attach plus the unused ones, and the complete list.

Attached cables: There are so many that even without adding a single detachable one, cable management is a bit of mess.

  • 1 x 21" main 20+4 ATX
  • 1 x 21" cable with 6-pin PCIE plug and 6/8-pin PCIE plug
  • 1 x 21" cable with 6/8-pin PCIE plug
  • 1 x 33" fan RPM header
  • 1 x 30" w/ three 4-pin Molex plugs
  • 1 x 30" w/ three SATA plugs
  • 1 x 24" with 4x12V plug + two 2x12V joinable plugs (for CPUs)

Modular cables:

  • 5 x 30" with 3 SATA
  • 3 x 30" with three 4-pin Molex
  • 2 x 30" w/ floppy + two 4-pin Molex
  • 2 x 16" 6-pin PCIE
  • 1 x 16" 2x12V (This is apparently for RAM power.)

Adapter:

  • 1 x 4" 8P CPU to 6/8 PCI-E adapter


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