Enermax Tomahawk 500 W Power Supply Review

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Introduction

Tomahawk is an entry-level power supply series from Enermax. Let’s see if the 500 W version is a good buy.

Enermax Tomahawk 500 W power supplyFigure 1: Enermax Tomahawk 500 W power supply.

Enermax Tomahawk 500 W power supplyFigure 2: Enermax Tomahawk 500 W power supply.

Enermax Tomahawk 500 W is a short power supply, being only 5 ½” (140 mm) deep, using a 120 mm fan on its bottom and active PFC circuit, of course.

Being an entry-level product, it doesn’t have a modular cabling system. Only the main motherboard cable and the ATX12V cable have a nylon protection. All cables use 18 AWG wires, which is the minimum recommended. The cables included are:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 20/24-pin connector (18 ½” or 47 cm long).
  • One cable with one ATX12V connector (18 3/8” or 46 cm long).
  • One cable with one six-pin video card power connector (19” or 48 cm long).
  • Two cables with two SATA power connectors and one standard peripheral power connector each (19” or 48 cm to the first connector and 5 7/8” or 15 cm between connectors).
  • One cable with two peripheral power connectors and one floppy disk drive power connector (19” or 48 cm to the first connector and 5 7/8” or 15 cm between connectors).

This configuration clearly shows that we are dealing with an entry-level product.

Enermax Tomahawk 500 W power supplyFigure 3: Cables.

Now let’s take an in-depth look inside this power supply.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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