EVGA 750N1 750W Power Supply

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PRODUCT: EVGA 750N1 750W
PROD LINK: 750N1 Product Page
PRICE: $69.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at time of testing!

Performance (40% of the final score) – EVGA’s N1 750W is a budget unit, and the numbers pretty well agree with that. Voltage regulation was beyond mediocre with an average of 11.2% in the hot box, so 2.5 points will come off there. Efficiency passed my required minimum of 80 Plus White cold but not hot, so half a point comes off there. The S&C point was torpedoed by all three power on spike scope shots, so we’ll deduct it too. Finally, the ripple control. Excellent on one rail, a notch down on the others, that’ll take away another point. 5.

Functionality (20% of the final score) – this is about as bare bones a unit as you can get these days, so we should temper our expectations when it comes to things like accessories. However, I will have to remove the usual full point for not being modular, half a point for lack of an extra PCI-e cable, and half a point for the Berg connector. 8.

Value (20% of the final score) – you’re looking at $69.99 at Newegg to get one of these. Fifty cents more gets you Riotoro at 80 Plus Bronze, but look over there… the Corsair CX750 is the same price and rated at a real forty degrees. Bitfenix has their Formula Gold for a buck less money. Even EVGA has one of their own Bronze rated units at five dollars less money. CX750M? Now you get modularity with your Bronze, and still save five bucks. The price on this thing is ludicrous… there’s no reason at all to buy it. There’s honestly less value here with the Cooler Master we recently looked at, because that one was sold in places where you don’t get a lot of choice. This one? I count ten units at Newegg for roughly the same price to a fair bit cheaper, all 80 Plus Bronze or better, directly competing with this thing. And a good deal of those are going to beat the stuffing out of it for performance, to say nothing of the Bitfenix which is a smoking hot deal right now. 2.

Build Quality (20% of the final score) – I didn’t really find too much to complain about today, but there are a few things. One point goes gone for the fan, because even stretched to four years the warranty’s too short. Half a point will go for soldering, because I’ve seen HEC do better. One full point goes off for the missing in action overtemp protection. Half a point for the 85 degree main filter cap. Finally, one point for the third tier capacitors. 6.

EVGA 750N1

EVGA 750N1 – Scoring
Performance 5
Functionality 8
Value 2
Build Quality 6
Total Score 5.2

SUMMARY

Given the fact that this unit is an old group regulated design priced to compete with units bearing actual DC to DC conversion for the minor outputs, I’m going to go ahead and suggest that you get something a little more useful to modern systems. Like most power supplies of this ilk, the design is a relic of times gone by that is in no way optimal for modern computing needs. It’s not quite the poor performer that other recently tested units were, but it’s far from a sensible purchase here toward the end of 2018. I mean, look… EVGA themselves have better units for less money than this one. Shouldn’t that tell you something?

The GOOD:

  • very good to excellent ripple control
  • managed 80 Plus White efficiency despite not being certified
  • handled much higher temperatures than rated

The BAD:

  • overtemp protection didn’t kick in
  • not at all price competitive

The MEDIOCRE:

  • rated at 25 degrees for full power
  • third tier capacitors
  • questionable fan quality

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