It's that time again - we're looking at yet another one of those power supply type doohickeys here at the site. Today, I'm looking at the much anticipated EVGA Supernova 1000 G2.
This is the smaller of two units intended to hold the EVGA line just below the infamous NEX1500, which got off to a rather rocky start in the market. And let's be honest here... that unit was a little too much, too soon for a company just starting out in the power supply business. When you're new to the playing field, putting out the biggest, baddest thing you can think of is a huge gamble. It's either going to go well, or go not so well. And to EVGA's credit, they almost pulled it off with that monster. They certainly got people talking. Even so, it was a fairly average performing power supply at a really high price, and that turned a lot of customers away.
But that was then and this is now. Units like the NEX1500 will always be niche products, because not a lot of people are in the market for something that big to begin with, let alone something as feature packed as that unit was. It's units like these that make up the bread and butter of a company's line, units like these that make or break a company, and so expectations are high for the Supernova G2 line.
Now, I do have plans to look at both units in the G2 line, but this unit's big brother hasn't arrived yet. For now, we'll just have a look at some marketing. Love me a fully modular unit, and this appears to be one such beast. Stable power with low ripple? I should hope so. We'll find out later.
Single 12V... here we go again. I'm not getting into that lecture again, so I'll just summarize how it really is in the land of real reality: single, multi, it doesn't matter for functionality as long as the engineer who designed the unit knew his stuff. But, it potentially does matter when it comes to safety. You can just about arc weld with a single 83.3A rail, which means the unit may not shut down in time for certain failures.
100% Japanese capacitors... on main board? Huh. Well, I guess it's not false advertising then if we find some Chinese parts on, like, the fan controller board or something.
Love that ten year warranty.
Of course, no box would be complete without some marketing hype.
Let's get to unpacking now, shall we? I have an itch that can only be scratched by my load testers. See, one of them has extra pointy corners and I can't quite reach that part of my back too well.
A goodly amount of accessories comes with this power supply. Aside from the unit itself, I see a pile of modular cables, a cable bag, a power cord, a user guide, and some screws.
The user guide amounts to only four pages, English only. It's a little light on detailed specifications, but does have the basics in it.
The power supply itself is one attractive unit, at least to me.
Here's another angle for you.
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