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Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W Power Supply Review

paulktreg    -   March 9, 2011
Category: Power Supplies
Price: $110.00
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Introduction:

Mushkin Enhanced, founded in 1994, are located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado and are probably best known for their range of high performance memory modules. In addition to their headquarters in the USA they have offices in Kandel, Germany and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to cover Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific Rim.

Whilst memory modules remain their core business they also offer a range of flash drives, solid state drives and high end power supplies for the PC do-it-yourself builder and enthusiast. OCC have already reviewed two of their power supplies, the Volta 600W and Joule 1000W, which performed very well and earned themselves an OCC Gold and Silver award respectively. This time around it’s the turn of the Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W power supply, a fully wired unit with 80 Plus Silver accreditation for its efficiency, a thermally controlled cooling fan and active power factor correction. Let’s have a closer look and see how well it performs.

Closer Look:

Green and black are once again used as the main theme on the Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W power supply packaging. The top face of the box shows a photograph of the unit with an electrical storm raging in the background along with the power supply type and wattage with a Mushkin Enhanced, 80 Plus Silver and ROHS logo completing the picture. The bottom face of the box carries a comprehensive feature list along with conformance marks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The front and rear side panels show connector types and quantities along with photographs and a rather large specification table that’s hard to miss.

 

 

The side panels are blank and are in fact the side panels of a plain gloss black box that resides inside a removable cardboard sleeve.

 

The plain gloss black cardboard box.

 

Lift the lid and the owner’s manual sits on top of the bubble wrapped power supply with the wired cables and accessories tucked neatly down the sides.

 

 

The bubble wrapped power supply along with the accessories that include the owner’s manual, power cord, two black cable ties, five Velcro straps and a set of power supply mounting screws.

 

 

The Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W power supply is adequately packaged with a good set of accessories. Let’s move on and have a closer look at the power supply.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Power Supply)
  3. Specification & Features
  4. Testing: DC Voltage Load Regulation
  5. Testing: Efficiency, Power Factor & DC Quality
  6. Testing: Temperature, Noise Level & Fan Speed
  7. Conclusion
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