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Enhance EPS-1280GB4 (800 W)

Unlike the Scythe Stronger, this Enhance PSU came to us under its real manufacturer’s name, but without packaging. It differs from the Enhance EPS-1280GA in exterior design and modular cables. Let’s see if there are any internal differences between them.

Exterior Design

The PSU is quite eye-catching:

It’s got a rough dark-gray coating, a translucent fan with blue highlighting, and a gold-colored grille with the manufacturer’s name. These small details endow it with individuality in contrast with most other PSUs selling today.

It doesn’t differ from other PSUs in anything substantial, though. It’s got a meshed back panel with a mains connector and On/Off switch while the rest of its panels are blank.

Circuit Design

Notwithstanding the outward difference, the interior of the EPS-1280GB4 is identical to that of the EPS-1280GA, except for the card with connectors for detachable cables.

The PSU features active PFC and dedicated voltage regulation based on magnetic amplifiers.

There are high-quality Teapo capacitors rated for an operating temperature up to 105°C at the PSU’s output.

The “barrels” at the input are rated for 85°C, but this part of the case has better thermal conditions.

Cables and Connectors

The Enhance EPS-1280GB4 (800 W) is equipped with the following cables and connectors:

  • One mainboard cable with a 20+4-pin connector (58 cm)
  • One mainboard cable with an 8-pin connector (61 cm)
  • One mainboard cable with a 4+4-pin connector (60 cm)
  • One cable with four SATA power connectors (45+15+15+15 cm)
  • Four connectors for graphics card cables
  • Four connectors for peripheral power cables
  • Included with the PSU are:
  • Four graphics card cables with 6+2-pin connectors (50 cm)
  • Two cables with three PATA power connectors and one floppy-drive plug on each (45+15+15+15 cm)
  • One cable with two PATA power connectors (45+15 cm)
  • Two cables with three SATA power connectors on each (40+15+15 cm)
  • One cable with four SATA power connectors (45+15+15+15 cm)

The cables are long enough even for system cases with a bottom PSU bay and a dedicated cable compartment. Flat and very flexible, they are also easier to deal with than traditional nylon-sleeved ones.

Specifications

The specifications are identical to those of the Enhance EPS-1280GA and up to today’s standards. The PSU can deliver 780 out of its full 800 watts across the +12V rail.

Among the +12V lines the V3 and V4 ones have the highest load capacity as they are meant for graphics cards. Even if you connect two 8-pin graphics card connectors to one of these lines, the combined load won't exceed 25 amperes whereas the allowable maximum is 28 amperes.

 
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