Enermax Infiniti 720w Modular PSU
Published: 5th February 2007 | Source: Enermax | Price: |
The modular power supply is one of those inventions that has the PC enthusiast communities split down the middle. Some think that the modular design is a great design - keeping the inside of your PC tidy while also maximising airflow. Others believe that it is unreliable and can cause increased resistance where poor connectors are used. In the end it really comes down to the quality and type of connectors the manufacturer has adopted for the unit and how well they have implemented the design.
As you can see from the images above, the Infiniti is not entirely modular. Cables like the main ATX 24-pin connector, 8-pin EPS connector and a 6/8-Pin PCI-E connector are hard-wired into the unit as almost every PC will require these cables as a bare minimum.
We measured the modular cables on the Infiniti to be around 40cm in length, however Enermax have informed us that retail versions of the Infiniti will have 50cm cables to avoid any problems with full-tower PC cases.
Quite a few of the most recently released motherboards still utilise the 4-Pin (P4-12v) connector, and for this reason Enermax have enabled the 8-Pin EPS12v connector to be split in half for support with the older P4-12v standards.