We’ve been taking a look at a lot of EVGA units lately. Not too long ago, we looked at their brand new GS 1050 watt unit and found it to be fantastic. Today, we’re checking out a 1kW 80 Plus Platinum version of that unit. Let’s see what happens.
SUPPLIED BY: EVGA
PRODUCT: SuperNOVA 1000 PS
PROD LINK: EVGA’s Current Offerings
PRICE: $204.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at the time of testing!
It is time once again for another power supply review. And after looking up on my shelf of new review samples and seeing no less than eight EVGA units up there, some we bought and some they sent us, I think I should get one of them out of the way right now. In fact, I might have to have an EVGA month here somewhere just to knock the pile down a little.
Today, we’ll look at the brand new 1000P Silent unit. As you might surmise, the “P” stands for “Platinum,” so this should be quite nice on the power bill later.
Here’s our marketing for the day. Nothing unusual here… it’s all the standard “this is why our power supply is better than Brand X” stuff. I could go into more depth here, but honestly, I’ve had a rotten week thanks to cars that don’t want to play nice with my wrenches and I just don’t have the inclination to retread old ground on marketing. Extra typing hurts my hands today.
So, let’s just jump to the unpacking stage on this one.
Inside the box, there was a power supply in a bag, two bags of modular cables, a user guide, a power cord, some velcro cable ties, the usual EVGA self-test ATX adapter, some screws, and a modular cable bag.
The manual is pretty decent… I won’t take any points off the score later for it. I’ve seen better, but I’ve seen much worse.
A closer look at the screws, self-test adapter, and cable ties. The self tester is just like the ones EVGA is throwing in with all their high-end units. Plug it into the ATX, and it shorts the PS_ON wire to ground to tell the unit to turn on. Pretty simple stuff.