Benjamin Schäfer, head of the european Enermax & Lepa Public Relations department.
All I can find about the Platimax is this thread opened by you
My thread isn't about that.
Anyway, the first press news was last april, on the german site ComputerBase (affiliated to the magazine PCGH): http://www.computerbase.de/2014-04/ener ... dfertigen/
That news was again confirmed in september by Schäfer to the czech website: http://diit.cz/clanek/enermax-konci-s-v ... -tovarnach
The czech author then spreaded the news on several specialized forums (among them I know THG, jonnyGURU, BadCaps, Bit-Tech.net).
ekerazha wrote:So he implicitly says that reviewed samples were already manufactured by CWT.
It's a somewhat groundless conclusion, Enermax purposely decided not to publicize the switch, and actually have units built by FSP, Sirtec and CWT. The most reasonable conclusion is that, quality-wise, your mileage may vary, depending of both the OEM BOM (bill of materials)/AVL (alternative vendor list, IIRC), and of the commissioned (paid) QC process (as a side note, they are all unknown).
Said that, it's nearly OT: for what we may concern, the proposed, viable alternatives are all good with reference to noise level.
With reference to build quality, pricing cannot be disregarded: as I told you some posts ago, the recently reduced italian pricing (which perhaps reflect the new CWT manufacturing) is not representative of the usual Enermax pricing, much higher in most of the other countries (lowest price according to Google Shopping is 150 USD at Amazon); so even if the RM/CS/E10 are all of a supposedly inferior quality, they cost up to a 58% less, and even a better built and performing (than Enermax) Seasonic costs more than 20% less.
Even the actual availability matters in those recommendations, and again the smaller Platimax aren't well distributed all over the world (particularly in North America, where it's out of stock at most of the largest retailers like NewEgg or NCIX).
Performance wise, lots of units did better (the Platimax is mostly an updated Modu87+), particularly with reference to voltage stability of secondary rails, efficiency, noise suppression, and transient regulation: it may worth to mention that none of the proposed options clearly trails the Platimax.
Summarizing, in the proposed build those Platimax 500/600 (although "per se" an excellent pick) cannot be considered for the PSU role as either the best possible candidate, or the most valuable competitor (even if, as you know, it's one my favourite PSU): maybe an eVGA G2 could have been so, but that's also not an issue, IMO.