We stated it several times in our PSU reviews already, the sheer amount of PSUs out on the market are plentiful and diverse. EVGA jumped that bandwagon as well as they recently have introduced a 1500 Watt (yes -- you read that right) power supply. The thing is sincerely intriguing not only in it's power design, but also features.
EVGA took that 1500 Watt model as a template, a basis of some sort and took the very best out of it and implemented that base design into much smaller more affordable power supplies. Hence the NEX650 and NEX750 Gold certified power supplies are born.
The two new SKUs come with high-power output with GOLD certification and sleeved cables based product. The SuperNOVA NEX series are all about efficiency. The PSU as tested today carries a Gold certification. Bronze, Silver but really Gold or Platinum is what you want, but that segment in hardware, we agree, is expensive and thus comes at a price premium.
However this 750 Watt PSU is 90% efficient at 50% load. Efficiency matters; years ago PSUs were as low as 70% efficient, meaning that 30% of the used power simply vanishes, whilst you are paying for it on that electricity bill. If your components eat away 500W then with that 70% efficient product you'd actually use 650W. With today's EVGA NEX750 PSU you'd be using a guesstimated 540W.
What you'll notice about the PSU itself is that it is 100% modular, for most of you with a side panel window in their chassis a must really as you'll want modular cables. Even the ATX power connector for the motherboard can be removed. The new PSU also improved on the audibility front, if your PC is in idle and pretty much doing silent.
All in all we have plenty to show you and test. Mind you that being the in this range you'll get an added benefit as well, the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750 Classified PSU is backed by a 5-year warranty -- which you can bump up to 10 years for free (we'll explain later on).
But have a peek at the product and then let's head onwards into the review. Next page please.
EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified PSU review We review the EVGA NEX1500 Classified PSU. The monster of a 1500 Watt PSU is massive in performance and featrues. It's the most versitie and feature rich power supply we have ever put our hands on.