Redesigned for the Revolution

The ruggedised outer shell is very similar to the Cooler Master UCP series - you can take a screwdriver to it and it won't scratch!

The subtle difference is in the embossed arrows and more obvious changes are in the red fan shroud and name down the side. In a sea of black boxes, we have to we like it - it's certainly better than the shiny Galaxy and adds a unique differentiator. If you turn up your nose to colour on a PSU though, there's unfortunately no option to get it all in black, but then again, like a splash of red will make much difference in a sea of brightly coloured PCBs and plastic already in a modern PC.

At the back is the usual large hexagonal grille with power socket, switch and status LED, while at the other end are the modular plugs.

Enermax Revolution 85+ 950W PSU Redesigned for the Revolution Enermax Revolution 85+ 950W PSU Redesigned for the Revolution
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Despite using a clear bladed 13.5cm fan, it's thankfully not back-lit, although the large central motor means there's quite a significant dead spot underneath. The fan grill with matching black and red Enermax logo is recessed so sliding the PSU into the back of some cases with limited access can be done and because, like most PSU's these days, it's reasonably heavy and quite long, we'd strongly recommend a support bracket and not just the four rear case screws.

Enermax Revolution 85+ 950W PSU Redesigned for the Revolution Enermax Revolution 85+ 950W PSU Redesigned for the Revolution
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Enermax's modular plugs are neatly designed and easy to differentiate - the large red sockets are exclusive for PCI-Express, and the black ones are for SATA and molex peripherals. Despite being close together, the release plugs are at the sides, allowing them to be relatively easily unclipped, although if you've got big (podgy) man fingers like myself, squeezing a digit in between with them all plugged in isn't as simple as it first seems.

Enermax Revolution 85+ 950W PSU Redesigned for the Revolution Enermax Revolution 85+ 950W PSU Redesigned for the Revolution
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Enermax has gone for the more is better approach, adopting a six rail design from a pair of central transformers. At 30 amps per rail each can handle their fair share of hardware, although obviously you can't pull 30A from every rail simultaneously. The 12V power delivery equates to 948/950 total wattage: effectively making 99.8 percent 12V weighting if necessary. It should handle high power TECs, and a multitude of graphics cards (which we know), although be wary that a total balance is needed between the dominant 12V and lesser used 3.3V/5V, because it's all pulled from the same 12V sources through a DC-DC conversion.

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Compared to the previous Galaxy DXX, the Revolution 85+ is significantly lighter and a few centimetres shorter too, not to mention the new Revolution doesn't have to use a rear 80mm fan as well now, something that equated to most of its noise previously.
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