CPU System Workshop (Part 3) - Enermax Platimax 1000w, Kingston Hyperx Genesis KHX2400C11D3K4/8GX

4/10/2012 11:23:39 AM

Enermax Platimax 1000w

Description: Enermax Platimax 1000w

No victory is without paying the price. Yes, we have built a monster which can dominate the heavy game (so we can beat opponents), but we must pay for all that power. The powerful i7 Extreme Edition 3960X Core of  Intel CPU and two graphics cards of Sparkle GeForce GTX 580 is desperate for energy. Of course, our power to be strong enough to give these components a stable power source continuously, so we know we need a monster. We have found it: Platimax of Enermax 1000W.

As you wait, Enermax Platimax took the name from Platinum certification of its 80 PLUS. The following is the highest 80 PLUS certified power supplies for consumers, when we carry on this article, only 85 PSU received this prestigious certification, and 11 of these are the Enermax. For your convenience imagination, there are 1230 PSU certified for 80 PLUS Standard Certificate and 1245 PSU certified for 80 PLUS Bronze Certificate. Practical effect is that Platimax 1000W is at least 80% efficient regardless of the load. When Ecova Plug Load Solutions was holding the 80 PLUS certification process, checking Platimax 1000W, the effect of power source at 50% loading reachs 92.94%. The unusual effect is particularly welcome in our situation, because Platimax wastes very little power from the system's components. It is of course the benefits that you will see in your electric bill every month.

In addition to the spectacular performance, Platimax’s building quality is also the top. The necessary cables - main ATX cable, 8-core CPU, and two PCI-E 6 +2 pin connectors - are connected solidly to PSU, quite reasonable because all working-well systems will need these connectors. The rest of the cables are removable , so we just add the necessary cables, keeping the interior of the system neat and not cluttered. Platimax 1000W uses one of the 139mm Twister fan of Enermax , keeping the inside of PSU cool while running faster than standard fans.

And of course, Enermax has joined the game long enough to know that disaster can happen when you least expect. Special “Dân ép xung” will highly appreciate the way Platimax is equipped with protection against over voltage, low voltage, power surge, overheating... etc.. All of this help you assure that your investment is safe and healthy in the long run.

Platimax 1000W help the hardware be supplied with the stable power. We like its effectiveness and its disassembled cabling systems. And thanks to 5-year warranty, someone (whoever won this PC as we present it at PAX East) will have this PSU in a very long time.

Platimax 1000W

279,99 USD


Technical features: continuous power 1000W; certified for 80 PLUS: Platinum; 1 12V maximum rail 83A); +3.3V max: 20A; +5V max: 20A; PCI-E connector : 6 connector 6+2 pin; CPU connector 8 pins: 1 connector 4+4 pins; SATA connector: 12; Molex connector 4 pins: 8; floppy connector: 1; 5-year warranty.



Kingston Hyperx Genesis KHX2400C11D3K4/8GX


Description: Kingston Hyperx Genesis KHX2400C11D3K4/8GX

In the early of this year, Intel roused the computing world when it released the advanced Sandy Bridge-E processor and X79 chipset. Although this foundation makes PC performance stand in a higher position, one of the most important changes that Sandy Bridge-E/X79 brought in return was the introduction of the support for 4-channel memory. Do you want the evidence of this innovation? Memory controller Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition of our game monsters offers the double  memory bandwidth of the real world than the previous core CPU of Intel, Core i7-990X.

Immediate influence of Sandy Bridge-E and the 4-channel memory controller is that memory companies have enhanced production, created more suitable DRAM kit for X79 motherboard. With high-end PC to play our game, we want 4 channel memory kit must be extremely fast but also reliable. 4-channel Kingston HyperX Genesis Kit meet both conditions, so the only difficult decision that we really have to make is which HyperX kit we have to choose.

Finally, the need for speed wins, and we choose 8GBDDR3-2400 kit (gear KHX2400C11D3K4/8GX). As a 4-channel memory kit, this package includes 4 fit 2GB memory bars. The module itself is wrapped in the impressive heat dissipation Genesis device of Kingston. Besides the beautiful styling, the heat dissipation device slightly increases the height of the module. (Each module has a size of 1.18inch with heat cooling device attached). Due to this, you will be able to install any CPU fan you want without worrying about the problem you will encounter with gaps of memory using with the vertical fan device or high heat cooling device.

Together with Sandy Bridge-E and X79, Intel also introduced XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) 1.3. KHX2400C11D3K4/8GX kit setting was ready to play with XMP 1.3, and you had 2 profiles: profile which is the highest speeds of DDR3-2400 with the timing CL11-13-11 at 1.65V, and you also have the profile to run at DDR3-2133 kit with the timing of CL11-12-11 in 1.65 V. Thanks to this profile, you do not need to spend hours trying to figure out a combination that seems mysterious of the frequency and timing. Enable XMP profile you want, and you are ready to force it to work further.

A very fast memory kit looks stunning? Excellent. And you have a lifetime warranty? More than great!

HyperX Genesis KHX2400C11D3K4/8GX

208 USD


Technical features

Capacity: 8GB; XMP Profiles: DDR-2400 CL11-13-11 at 1.65V, DDR3-2133 CL11-12-11 ở 1.65V; parameters JEDEC: DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9 at 1.5V; module height (including heat cooling device): 1.18 inches; lifetime warranty.

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