Dual PSU fans; a revolutionary idea from Enermax?

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 13, 2017 - 03:47 PM |
Tagged: DUOFan, modular psu, enermax, Revolution Duo, 700W

Enermax is bringing back a classic in PSU design, dual fans in a push pull configuration was the standard not even a decade ago.  Their marketing team chose Revolution to describe the new PSU, perhaps missing a chance to refer to it as a Heritage, Pedigree or other such designations that you see on a lot of lifestyle products lately.  The two fans, one 100mm and one 80mm are housed in a casing just shy of 6" which may be attractive to those with limited room inside their cases.  There is a dial on the back of the PSU which allows you to manually adjust the speed of the fans, allowing for quiet operation if you so choose.  Even at the highest settings this PSU is still much quieter than those PSUs of old cooled by Delta screamers, modern fans are a definite plus in this design.  Check out how this 700W PSU stacks up to the competition in [H]ard|OCP's full review.

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"Two is always better than one, right? Two fans in your new PSU is a win-win? That is the theory behind the Enermax Revolution Duo series of Power Supply Units. Enermax has a long history of producing PSUs ranging from good to excellent. Where will the new Duo fall in line today?"

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Source: [H]ard|OCP

March 14, 2017 | 03:36 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Two or three fan headers on a PSU for semi-passive operations is what I need.

March 16, 2017 | 08:25 AM - Posted by Aigolat (not verified)

If having two fans enabled better design of the internal components, it could be worthwhile. That said, modern, highly efficient PSUs usually shouldn’t run very hot anyways and fans are using power, too. Their mismatched sizes are also some reason for concern. I skimmed through parts of the review to not make blatant mistakes (while I also didn’t want to read it in full as I’m not in the market at the moment) and even though this concern is directly addressed, it still feels to me like a design that builds more on 'Hey, maybe people will like it!' and 'Two is better than one.', instead of a real engineering need. I would advise consulting at least one other review before buying this thing even though at least it does not seem like a total disaster.

Ceterum censeo, 700W are enough for two typical systems, anyways, typical users should look for smaller PSUs.