Enermax Modu87+ 700w PSU Review

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Enermax Technology Corporation are one of the most highly regarded power supply providers to the enthusiast marketplace. I have owned many over the years myself, long before I worked for any publication. They have never let me down and they are one of the few companies I immediately shortlist if I am in the market myself for a new unit. The 1250W Revolution is still a mainstay in the KitGuru review test bed units.

We have the ModU87+ 700W unit in our labs today and we are excited to review it, because of the technology they have incorporated inside. The ModU87+ range is a reflection of their most efficient range of units on the market and is targeting a similar audience to the previous Infiniti range.

With the new PSU range Enermax have developed some key concepts. A Dynamic Hybrid Transformer Topology is in place to reduce energy loss on the first AC Stage. This is based on a resonant topology, the basic principle of which is already used in LCD panels. Until recently however the technology was static by design and unstable when translated into PC power supply designs. Enermax were able to eliminate the static nature however, due to a dynamic chain of capacitors and transformers. In reality this means that the Modu87+ (and Pro 87+) can reach a peak efficiency of up to 93 percent at 230V, giving a 80 PLUS Gold certification.

Additionally to aid with cooling they are using one of their new Twister Bearing fans which reduces noise levels. Their new controller system also means that the fan can spin at 330rpm under low load, which is inaudible, unless recorded by specialist equipment. Even when loaded the 13.9cm fan is not meant to exceed 1,000rpm, which in theory should mean a very quiet running unit.

Enermax Modu87+ PSU
80PLUS® Gold
87 to 93 percent efficiency @ 230V and 20 to 100 percent load. 80PLUS® Gold certified.
Dynamic Hybrid Transformer Topology

Technological breakthrough topology using a staged dynamic transformer array for extremely high efficiency with the most durable and stable output at any load.

Intel ATX12V v2.3
Compliant with latest desktop power supply design guide. Full support of most current CPU: Intel® Core 2 Duo™ / Quad™ / Extreme™/ i7™ / i5™ / i3™ and AMD® Athlon™ 64X2/X4 or Phenom™ X3/X4.
Stable and reliable power
Three high-performance and massive 12V rails. Extremely low ripple noise.
Future ready and flexible
All-round modular cable management. 10/12P sockets for possible connector changes of upcoming high-performance CPU and graphics card generations.
DXXI ready!
Full support of most current DX11 graphics cards due to minimum two 6+2P (8P) PCI-E connectors.
Full graphics power
Supports SLI™ and CrossFireX™ systems.
C6 & Hybrid Support
Supports energy saving modes of current and future CPU & GPU generations (C6 & Hybrid Mode) due to ZERO LOAD Design (no minimum load).
Air Cooling by Enermax
Integrated 13.9cm fan with patented Twister Bearing Technology ensures efficient and ultra silent cooling and long lifetime (100,000 hours MTBF).
SpeedGuard II
Unmatched 330RPM at low loads. Path breaking and leading patented fan control for optimal cooling and minimum noise.
HeatGuard
Keeping PSU fan running for 30-60 seconds after shut down to dissipate the remaining system heat and prolonging system lifetime.
Hybrid Capacitor Array
High-performance capacitor array of heavy-duty solid state capacitors and Japanese electrolytic capacitors to ensure tightest DC stability and regulation.
SafeGuard
Industry-leading octuple protection circuitry of OCP, OVP, AC UVP, DC UVP, OPP, OTP, SCP & SIP.
CordGuard
Fixing the AC cord tightly to avoid accidental shutdowns of your PC.
Non-stop @ 50°C
Non-Stop industrial class performance at 50°C ambient.
Worldwide Compatibility
100-240V AC input with automatic adjustment and up to 99% active Power Factor Correction (PFC) for global usage.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
500 / 600 / 700W: 150mm x 86mm x 160mm, 800W: 175mm x 86mm x 160mm
5 years vendor warranty
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Enermax Modu87+ 700w PSU Review, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
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  • Frank

    I have this power supply. I got it on sale for £120 locally. I love it. As you say wouldn’t even know its on.

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  • Eric K

    That gold fan is intense. Not sure if I like it or not. I might need to get a pair of baggy jeans, and a gold tooth and maybe a baseball cap on backwards and start rapping.

    Great results though, dont think ive ever seen a PSU score 90% in efficiency across such a broad range.

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  • Death Dealer

    Amazing to see such high efficiency levels. They dont make them now like they used to, when 80% was an achievement.

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  • Tech Head

    Enermax are quality, I noticed some soldering issues on a few of their last range myself, but they seem better now. technically very well created supplies, good all round.

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  • Tim

    Great unit indeed, some brilliant results in your testing. Its a tad on the expensive side though, especially with such good competition lately from Thermaltake and Antec. still recommended though.

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  • Stefan

    Great review that is a hell of a PSU, bit costly but probably worth it.

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  • Steve

    thats a great review and I like the looks, its very bling, would look good with some case lighting bouncing off it !

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  • Terry

    I dont think we really hear of any issues with Enermax, I would say with corsair right now they are the best.

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  • Frank

    Enermax make quality products, looking forward to seeing some info on their new fans too.

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  • Harry

    It really is too much cash though, 150 here can get me a 900w PSU or more. its great etc but its quite expensive.

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  • Eric K

    Its only expensive if you dont value the quality. there is quite a lot of internal progress with this range, the efficiency levels are very very high.

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  • Flo

    I need a new power supply but I will probably go for the 775W thermaltake you guys reviewed weeks ago, its £50 less. I like quality but I also need to eat :)

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  • Terrance

    quite funny, I was looking for a review of this and went onto google, not coming to the site this morning as I usually do. First in the google search ! I laughed.

    Anyway, nice PSU, great results, but I need to work out if I can afford to buy it this month now.

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  • Ranny Artois

    this is very good testing, the 12v rail performance is exceptional, I like this a lot. I shall buy one next payday. thank you very much

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  • fluffychicken

    awesome review KG. efficiency is very high which I like to see, as my electic bill is already mental.

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