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    Default EVGA GD (2019) 600w 80+ GOLD teardown and versions confusion

    EVGA GD 600w 80+ Gold - Teardown

    I have been curious about this model ever since it released last year. On paper, it appears to be decent and the pricing is also good. Right now, the EVGA GD 600w can be had from Newegg for $60 + shipping after a mail-in $20 rebate. From Amazon, this unit is $80 with free shipping. A similar (on paper) 600w BeQuiet Pure Power 11 80+ Gold costs $80.

    However, i never have been able to find a review of this unit. The fact EVGA likely didn't send review samples to reviewers does not inspire confidence in me.

    Basic specs:

    600w Continous power
    80+ Gold Certification with "90% (115VAC) / 92% (220VAC~240VAC) efficiency or higher under typical loads"
    5-year warranty
    Non-Modular cabling
    0-40c temperature rating
    120mm Sleeve Bearing Fan

    https://www.evga.com/products/produc...100-GD-0600-V1
    https://www.evga.com/products/Specs/...0-1258e40973ec

    This PSU is offered in 500, 600, and 700w varients.

    I recently acquired a GD600 and decided to tear mine apart, mainly out of curiosity, however, you may find the teardown entertaining.
    Disclaimer, I know very, very, little about power supplies, and this is not a review of any capacity, just a teardown detailing the inside of the PSU.

    A Quick Glance

    Here is the label on the side with output specifications included:

    https://ibb.co/DwLN8tz

    The rated 600w continuous power is entirely available on the 12v rail. Having 50A rated on the 12V rail is surely impressive, and it is always reassuring to see all of the rated power available on the 12v rail.

    Around back, there is a hard power switch and a standard power connector. No voltage switch is present, indicating this unit features active PFC.

    https://ibb.co/VCG9Mnk

    A dig at its guts:

    To begin, I broke out my Ifixit kit and a T2 Torx bit and began by breaking a pesky warranty sticker. Thanks EVGA.

    https://ibb.co/vQYhRWT
    Heres a quick glance at the insides.

    Looking deeper, it seems that the vast majority of the capacitors in this unit are Teapo branded and rated for 105c. Teapo iirc is not a top tear brand, but pretty decent.

    A look at the Teapo capacitors:

    https://ibb.co/8mGqqp7

    On EVGA's documentation, they boast a "Japanese Main capacitor." I am assuming they are referring to the largest bright blue capacitor. There are no visible brand names on this capacitor and searching the text on the capacitor doesn't return anything relevant. However, for what its worth this capacitor is rated for 105c.

    https://ibb.co/vwB9syZ

    I was looking for the protections IC, however, I am unable to which is the correct chip. Here are the 3 I can see. There is one that is in a place covered by the heat sync, so I can't see that one.

    https://ibb.co/ZTGcv1T
    https://ibb.co/MS8CtRM
    https://ibb.co/Jcz7q0k

    The fan EVGA decided to use is a poweryear model sleeve bearing as far as i know:

    https://ibb.co/1KrGHGS

    EVGA does have way too many models.

    My model has the model "100-GD-0600-B1" where as everything on EVGAs website has the PN "100-GD-0600-V1. This leads me to believe there is also 2 versions of the 2019 EVGA GD units.
    I tried to register the PSU with EVGA. When I imputed the serial number it came up with the exact model number on my PSU, so it is for sure an EVGA model and not a fake or something.

    They are probably significantly different in the inside too:

    Here is the GD -V1 viewed from the rear where you can see the insides a bit.
    https://images.evga.com/products/gal...00-V1_XL_7.jpg
    Here is my B1 from the back.
    https://ibb.co/9p10jwz

    I originally posted this investigation over at the Toms Hardware forum, but it was suggested i go here.

    What did you gather from the insides?

    Any clue to what platform its based on?

    Also,whats up with the different models? There are the old 450/550/650w GD aswell.

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    You took a poor picture of the primary cap. The markings you're looking for are on the side of the cap facing the back of the PSU, towards the PFC coil.

    You also didn't include any pictures of the housing and its "warranty void" and "hi-pot ok" stickers, which can tell us who might have made the PSU since EVGA has no PSU department and relies completely on the ODM's resources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    You also didn't include any pictures of the housing and its "warranty void" and "hi-pot ok" stickers, which can tell us who might have made the PSU since EVGA has no PSU department and relies completely on the ODM's resources.
    It looks like Andyson PAD07.
    Orion's post :
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/show...047#post162047

    OP's shot :

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    Agreed, it looks incredibly similar to the Andyson.

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    That other GD is an FSP, based on pictures I would prefer your Andyson based one.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/show...00GD-Internals

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    I completely destroyed the warranty sticker trying to remove it, so it's gone now.
    I also cannot find a "hi-pot ok" sticker on this unit.

    This unit was used, so thats probably why. $40 sounds alright.

    The main capacitor really doesn't have many markings on towards the rear. I do see the letters HU on it facing the front, so I think it's one of these Hitachi branded caps. They look very very simmilar.

    Attachment 3992

    TBH never knew Hitachi did anything but HDDs.

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    Any clue if you think its a decent unit?

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    It should be more than decent.

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    Then why has nobody reviewed them and EVGA apparently not send any sort of review samples.

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