Enermax Galaxy 850W Modular Power Supply

by Greg King on October 12, 2006 in Cases & PSUs

Are you building a huge machine and require a power supply to match? Enermax has got you covered. Their Galaxy 850W fully supports Quad SLI, Quad core CPU, mass amounts of hard drives and your other hardware. It passed with flying colors in our stress tests, so read on.


Let’s take a look at the included cables.

We start out with the 24 pin power cable. Notice that this is a solid plug and not a 20+4 plug that most power supplies have.

Next, we move to the 12v plug. Native to the Galaxy is an 8 pin power plug as well as a 4+4 power plug. On Intel machines, you can either use the 8 pin or the 4+4, both will work fine. Enermax asks that if you use a single 4 pin plug, please use the plug that is marked with the +12v plug.

Moving on, we get to the PCI-E cables. There are 2 cables native to the power supply but included in the bundle are 2 more. These are the only red plugs in the group and they have a special place in the back of the PSU should you use them. More on that later.

As I said earlier, there are a lot of power plugs for hard drives, optical drives, fans, pumps, lights, hell, anything that you need to power. Up to 24 powered peripherals can be used and that is a lot. A lot.

One thing that I like about the Molex plugs are the release clips. Squeeze them and they help push the plug out of the drive, making it easier to remove from the back of the drive.

Finally, we have a fan plug that pugs into a header on your motherboard and allows you to monitor the speed of the power supply fan.

While we are at it, let’s take a look at the extras that are included with this power supply.