We would like to thank Enermax for supplying the review sample.
Enermax, although not one of the biggest PSU OEMs (e.g. like Delta), still manages to offer products of very high quality and performance. Their own creations are unfortunately more expensive than those of the competition because a medium-volume production line doesn't allow for reduced production costs, which seriously influences retail prices. This is most likely the main reason behind their mainstream and mid-range units by other OEMs, since doing so allows them to offer really affordable PSUs that easily meet the tough competition in this hotly competed for category. You see, high-end units may be a manufacturer's pride, but they don't sell en masse. They definitely don't pay the bills.
The previous NAXN units were mostly made by Channel Well Technology (CWT)—the two stronger models were made by Sirtec. Enermax was, as it seems, left quite satisfied by CWT since this OEM has also manufactured the new NAXN ADV line. The aforementioned line includes three members with capacities ranging from 450 W to 650 W, and all of them feature a non-modular cabling design.
In this review, we will take a good look at the strongest of the NAXN ADV units. This NAXN ADV has a capacity of 650 W, and its model number is ETL650AWT. This unit has a non-modular cabling design, is 80 Plus Bronze certified, has a single +12V rail, is ErP Lot 6 2013 ready, and has a compact footprint.