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Enermax MaxTytan 800W Power Supply Review

Author:Paul Johnson

Editor:Kyle Bennett

Date: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Enermax pulls out a flagship with its MaxTytan PSU, this one rated at 800 watts. The MaxTytan PSU has some interesting features like its on-demand Dust Free Rotation fan system. It also comes with very "custom" looking SLEEMAX cable covers that wrap every single cable individually like you find in custom rigs. And huge Titanium efficiency!

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 used to be one of the few true OEM designers of power supplies. Its power supplies however, only rarely 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 our first example of a product from Enermax's MaxTytan line the MaxTytan 800W (EMT800EWT) which comes from 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, Enermax, 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 independently regulated SMPS.

Taking it to the Max?

The Enermax MaxTytan 800W is the first product we have seen from Enermax's new MaxTytan lineup of power supplies. Interestingly, at 800W, today's MaxTytan 800W fits more closely with the power output capacities that we have been seeing from products from Enermax in our reviews the last few years than the previous Platimax DF 1200W did. In this sub-1000W realm, there has been a lot of competition developing recently and a lot of that competition is very good. So, the MaxTytan 800W is going to be walking into a bit of a crowded field today. Certainly, with a name like MaxTytan, Enermax looks to stand out from the crowd but how so? Well, let's see what Enermax has to say about this unit and its product placement:

MaxTytan 750W & 800W are 80 PLUS Titanium certified with over 94% extreme efficiency (@ 50% load). The new lineup features fully modular design with 100% SLEEMAX individually sleeved cables. MaxTytan is equipped with Dust Free Rotation (DFR) tech. to make the PSU fan perform a self-cleaning spin for 10 seconds upon startup to blow away the accumulated dust. Besides, the unique D.F. switch allows users to activate DFR tech. anytime during operation. Last but not least, smart semi-fanless control ensures absolute silent performance with 0 dBA before 55% system load (at 25C ambient). MaxTytan 750W & 800W are ideal for advanced gaming rigs and multi-GPU systems.

With that said, it looks like today's MaxTytan is all about the efficiency and the fan/fan controller. These are certainly aspects that appeal to some users and if Enermax can pull it off they may well have a nice product for this niche. Let's now take a look at what we get when we purchase the Enermax MaxTytan 800W power supply in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.