by Rob Williams on September 14, 2005 in Cases & PSUs
Coolmax have been around for awhile, but have recently become more popular in the PSU market. Not too long ago, they released their CXI line of power supplies, which follow the new ATX 2.0 standard. Their higher models are even built for SLi use, in 500 and 600 wattages. Today, we are taking a look at their 400W version, so let’s see just how good it is!
We are long overdue for another PSU review… the last one we had was back in May. Even though PSU’s are not the most interesting thing to read a review on, we all require clean, smooth power to our PC’s. I am taking a look today at the Coolmax CXI 400W model, which is a pure black color… perfect if you have a dark colored case.
Before we get into the heart of the review, here is a quick bio about Coolmax!
Coolmax Technology, Inc. is a rapidly growing company that was founded in the year 1992. Our initial task of providing cooling solutions for electrical and industrial applications using AC and DC voltage fans is our solid foundation. Our commitment to excellence in both products and service had earned for us the reputation as a leading thermal solutions provider in the industry. We strive to work hard, hand in hand with our clients, from the biggest to the smallest. They rely on our company’s ability to provide quick and professional responses to inquiries and production demands. Our factories are located in China and are ISO9000 and 14001 certified, all our products are UL, TUV, CEL, CE approved. Coolmax is dedicated to providing the best cooling solutions engineered for a high-tech world while maintaining long-term customer relationships.
Packaging & Features
The CXI comes in a white colored box, which just barely fits all the contents in. All required information is listed on the box, including the available connectors and power ratings. After opening the tightly packed box, we reveal the PSU and the extras.
Included in the extras are a power cable, 8-Pin to 4-Pin adapter, a manual and a few plastic odds and ends to help keep cords and wires neat inside your case.
There is nothing amazing looking about this PSU, but it still looks good. At the back of the unit, we can see that they have incorporated a honeycomb shaped pattern, to allow for better airflow. They have even included a switch that allows you to control the fan speed, low, medium and high.
Of course, the fan it is controlling is the massive 120mm that will be situated below the PSU once it’s installed. The fan will suck air in from your computer, and blow it out through the back. The huge fan is protected (or your fingers protected) by the gold colored guard. Overall, the PSU looks great. It’s simple, but it works.