Enermax Triathlor 450W Non-Modular Power Supply Review



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Introduction


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While Enermax are more associated with their ultra high performance enthusiast-class power supplies, like the Platimax 850W we reviewed recently, they do have a more budget range of power supplies – notably the Triathlor series. Today we have with us the Triathlor 450W power supply from Enermax. This is a budget orientated non-modular 80 Plus Bronze power supply designed for moderate systems with a single graphics card or two low power graphics cards that only use a single 6 pin PCIe connector. It is actually quite a compact unit thanks to its lower wattage and this allows it to be ideal for micro-ATX and mini ITX systems with constrained spaces for the power supply.

In terms of specifications this unit distributes its power over two 12 volt rails allowing the motherboard and CPU to have their own 12 volt rail separate from the graphics cards and molex/sata devices which are on the second 12 volt rail. The unit boasts a rather advanced Enermax Twister Bearing “Silence” 120mm fan compared to the normal cheap and cheerful ADDA fans we tend to find on the vast majority of power supplies, especially the budget ones. Without any further ado let’s take a look at Enermax’s Triathor 450W and see how well this budget offering stands up in our testing.

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  • Wayne

    I like the use of Nippon Chemi-Con caps. 450 watts is usually sufficient for a Plain Jane budget/mid gaming rig. Problem with Enermax though is their PSU’s are as scarce as rocking horse faeces in most parts of the world.