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Enermax Galaxy EGA1000EWL

£235 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Enermax

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

For typical users, a 450W power supply unit will offer more than enough oomph, but some of us have more demanding needs.

Of all the components in our PCs, the PSU, or power supply unit, must rank as the most neglected and unloved. For typical users, a 450W PSU will offer more than enough oomph, but some of us have more demanding needs. Enermax has the perfect product for the truly power-hungry – and if you're going to be feasting on quad graphics and CPUs, that means you.

The Galaxy's features are certainly impressive. It provides 1,000W of continuous power, easily the most we've seen. Up to 24 drives can be supported, five 12V+ rails are included, and the device can allocate the CPU its own power so as to remain as stable as possible. Enermax reckons the Galaxy's efficiency is between 80 and 85 percent.

It comes with Power Guard 4, a very nice security feature that flashes and sounds a buzzer when the device comes under severe pressure, and the modular design allows you to choose exactly what the PSU is connected to. A huge number of cables are included.

One mild complaint might be the Galaxy's size – check your case is large enough.

Enermax Galaxy EGA1000EWL Expert Verdict »
PSU
1,000W continuous power
compliant with 2007 EPS12V design guide revision
can support 24 drives simultaneously
Power Guard 4 alert mode
dual-tier minimum load design
modular cables
150x220x86mm
3.6kg
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 10 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

Not many of you will need this much power. But for those running multiple CPUs and graphics cards, the stability, features and quiet operation of this PSU make it a great deal for the money.

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