It's time once again to do the power supply reviewing thing here at the site, so today we're going to look at yet another EVGA unit - the P2 850W model. EVGA has recently expanded this line of units to some lower powered offerings, and I have two of those here in the lab, so I'll look at the bigger one today.
Rats... you know what? My product images for the back of the box are all out of focus. I'd better retake that shot real quick. But the tripod is upstairs and I have a sore foot... fortunately, I also have a Nikon D5100. I'll just crank up the ISO and shoot handheld.
Ah, there we go. I thought I would leave this uncropped for a change, so you can see how lazy I am. Yes, I still have my CX850M. Why is there an LCD wall mount on the table too? Because I'm lazy, that's why, and am only now thinking about using it to wall mount my monitor in the mining room. Mmm... soda.
Enough distraction. Let's talk about features. The back of the box promises many of those, in fact it promises the same features that the more powerful P2 units do. Fully modular. Stable power with low ripple. A full spectrum of protection circuits, though overtemp seems to be missing from the list. 10 year warranty. Full power at fifty degrees. All good things.
Ball bearing fan? I like that for longevity reasons, though they tend to be louder than things like FDB fans. Me? I don't care. I'm a crypto miner... I can barely hear myself think around here lately.
It's time to unpack the P2. EVGA's still doing a fantastic job in protecting their units during shipping, I see.
Within the box, we find a power supply in a cloth bag, some modular cables, a bag for said cables, a user guide, a nice 16 gauge power cord, some velcro cable ties, a self test adapter, and some screws. Pretty much the usual high end EVGA fare.
The user guide is pretty decent, covering not only this unit but the two beneath it as well. I still wonder what companies are thinking, reprinting all the marketing points in these things. If you bought the unit, you don't need to be sold on it anymore, do you?
I'm not going to bother getting this stuff out of those baggies. The cable ties leave little black specks all over my nice white photography sheet, and we've seen all this stuff many, many times before. It's not new to us at this point. I do like the inclusion of the self test adapter... those have come in handy for me around here.
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