We’ve been reviewing a ton of EVGA units lately. This company has seemingly flooded the market with their units, and it’s hard to remember that they used to be known for only video cards and motherboards. Today, I’m looking at a unit that’s been flying under the radar at most review sites: the G1 1000 watt model, also known as the 1000G.
SUPPLIED BY: EVGA
PROD LINK: 1000G Spec Page
PRICE: $169.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at the time of testing!
No. This is all wrong. I was supposed to get a thousand Gs today. The drop was arranged, and the plan was foolproof. The deal was: he gives me a thousand Gs and he gets those compromising pictures with the penguin and candy canes back. But nooooo… he had to go and find the one loophole in my plan, and since I’m a man of my word I just had to let those pictures go and take what I was given.
Well, let’s make the best of this and review this here EVGA 1000G (or 1000 watt G1, if you prefer) power supply, then.
A lot of people have been asking us to review the EVGA units that don’t seem to show up at most of the review sites. Since we don’t have much of a budget for things like buying retail units, we usually can’t do a lot when it comes to such requests. But not this time. This is an actual honest to goodness retail sample straight off the shelves at Newegg. I have a few more like it in the pile, but you’ll have to wait a bit before I can get to them. Which ones? Oh, the NEX650G and a couple of smaller units.
That said, there’s some marketing on the box. 80 Plus Gold. Fully modular. Japanese main capacitor? What about the other capacitors? Not that I’m as hard on the non-Japanese names as I used to be, mind you.
I must say it’s nice to see that even a step or two down from EVGA’s flagship models we’re still getting units rated for full power at fifty degrees, even if the warranty period is half as long.
Let’s forgo looking at any more of the box and get this thing unpacked.
Inside the box, we have a power supply in a blanket, a user guide, a power cord, some modular cables, and some accessories.
The manual is decent, much like EVGA’s top-end units. I have no complaints here.
The accessories bag contains some rubber feet, an info sheet explaining what to do with said feet, the usual ATX self-test adapter, and some screws.