It’s been a very good year for high end power supplies, now that Seasonic came in and made all of us drool with their Prime Titanium units. But as we found out recently, their main competition have not been idle. EVGA waltzed right in here, dropped a 1kW beast of a unit in our laps, and waltzed out proving they could keep up. Now, we’re looking at the EVGA G3 750 watt model. Can EVGA keep up the pressure? We’re going to find out.
SUPPLIED BY: EVGA
PRODUCT: SuperNOVA 750 G3
PROD LINK: SuperNOVA G3 Product Page
PRICE: $119.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at time of testing!
What did you guys get for Christmas? I got this thing, here. And that thing, over there. Oh, and that thing over by the wall? That, too. All right, I’ll confess… I’m writing this the week before Christmas so I don’t have to do any actual work on Christmas. So, I don’t know what I got yet. Except for that massive apartment block of a load tester in the lab right now, that is.
Even so, I think I’m justified in calling the subject of this review a Christmas present. Already. Even before I test it. After all, the last time we looked at a G3 unit, we lost the ability to speak for days because the sheer awesomeness kept us from closing our mouths that long. It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion this unit will check out much the same, but what say we have a look anyway? Maybe it won’t do as well. Maybe it will do better. Maybe it will do worse.
The marketing on this unit certainly hasn’t changed much. Switched semi-fanless mode. Fully modular. Low ripple, stable power. 1% or better voltage regulation. It’s all here, and it’s all stuff we were expecting.
On this side of the box, we get a look at the load table already. Specifications look to be nearly identical to Friday’s Thermaltake unit, so I’ll be able to use most of the same load patterns as that unit. Good. I like it when I don’t have to fiddle with things too much, especially when the thing I’m fiddling with is a very complicated and expensive load tester with a badly translated manual. I’ve got it figured out now, no worries, it’s just not quite as easy to set up as the two SunMoon’s were. Mostly because I don’t have the computer interface set up yet.
One thing I do have set up is this here shot. Again, the unit is well packaged with plenty of foam padding.
Our power supply comes inside a bag with a generous helping of goodies. This includes some modular cables, a cable bag, some screws, some wire ties, a self test adapter, a manual, and a bag of silica gel that I plan to toss in the camera bag with the new camera I just bought a month ago to help keep it safe from, as Family Guy puts it… con… den… sationsationsationsationsationsation.