Enermax Modu82+

The new Modu82+ series is all about cable management. Included is a very intelligent system that allows the user to be ready for any changes in the future, according to Enermax. We will find out later if this is the case. The package promises up to 88% efficiency, which is a very high goal to reach. We will also pay attention to the fan controller, as it's another new invention according to the manufacturer. Enermax also angled the metal plate at the fan to lower the acoustic noise when the air comes through.

We received the 525W and 625W models for testing. There is also a 425W version of the Modu82+ series. Both of our samples have very similar specifications. All the rails have the same rating; the only difference is the combined power of the three 12V rails. All three specify 25A on both versions, but the combined power of the 525W is 480W (40A) while on the 625W it's 600W (50A). This can only be done with different limiters on these rails. The 12V rails are the most important, but the smaller voltage rails are all rated at 24A, which is enough for today's systems.

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  • Bremen7000 - Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - link

    Horizontal bar charts for price? Really? I guess when all you have is a hammer...
  • Woodchuck2000 - Thursday, March 27, 2008 - link

    Well put...

    One of the shoddier reviews I've seen on Anandtech for quite some time, including some shocking graph abuse and grammatical errors throughout.

    In the DC Output Stability and Quality section, There are four PSUs in the top three graphs and then only three shown in the analysis below. Which 525W supply is that?

    In the graphs below, I assume the numbers at the lower half of the nonsensical Y-axis are meant to be negative? And is the load percentage on the X-axis a percentage of total rated PSU capacity, or rated line current. And in either case, are other lines loaded and if so how? You'd expect completely different 12v load characteristics depending on which other lines are loaded any how much.

    "In case of ripple and noise, we were surprised to see very little distortion on the rails. The highest amount of ripple on the 12V rail was 16mV for example. The other rails were similar except the 5Vsb rail, which went a little high. That's pretty common, unfortunately."

    Why is that surprising? How did you measure ripple? Is that amplitude or peak above rated? A little high under what circumstances? Why's that common, and if it's only the 5V Standby Rail, why is that necessarily unfortunate? The whole article is full of meaningless generalisations like that one...

    Anandtech has enough quality writers not to need filler like this. All in all, D-
  • C'DaleRider - Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - link

    Apart from the upgrade in caps, there seems to be no design improvements. On the contrary, the workmanship looks a bit dodgy. I'd wait to see if these blow up left right and center after a year of use before passing a verdict.

    [quote]To our surprise, there are two main capacitors, which is something we don't see often in Enermax power supplies.[/quote]

    Whaaaaa??? Last I checked the entire FMA lineup had "two capacitors" on the primary side.
  • Spacecomber - Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - link

    At the beginning of the section on the Pro82+, you state, "The package is quite different from the Modu82+ series and comes in completely different dimensions". I think that you were just describing the dimensions of the box that the power supplies come in, but the picture at the start of the article, where the power supplies are stacked on each other, gives the impression that the power supplies themselves might be of different dimensions.

    Can you confirm that the external dimensions are the same for all these new models? Are these power supplies of the typical size?

  • Christoph Katzer - Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - link

    Yes, only the package is different.
  • strikeback03 - Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - link

    Your photo of the label for the big Pro82+ shows 625W, but your charts on pages 12 and 14 say Pro82+ 525W. Which was it actually?

    Didn't look elsewhere, but these are on Newegg right now for $10-30 more than you list in the review. The Infiniti 650 is priced the same as the Modu82+ 625W but the Infiniti ships free, and the Infiniti 720W is cheaper than either after a $25 MIR.
  • Griswold - Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - link

    Any good reason (like you couldnt get ahold of one) for not including the 425W PSU of this line? Its by far the most reasonable of the three... too bad.

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