Wednesday, November 27th 2013

EVGA Recalls Bad Batches of SuperNova PSUs

EVGA issued a recall notice to a small batch of SuperNova series PSUs, specifically models 1000 G2, 1000 P2, and 1300 G2, after it discovered a manufacturing flaw affecting entire batches. The affected batches went into distribution before October 1st, 2013; so if your unit was bought after that, it's not affected. The defect involves the lack of sufficient insulation material on the thermal pads of certain heatsinks, which could cause the overheat protection to kick in, and the PSU to shut down. EVGA set up a page where you can input the serial number of your unit, to check if it's part of the bad batch. If it is, you can apply for RMA, and the company will freely replace the unit (including shipping), and toss in a free EVGA t-shirt. The support page can be accessed here.
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10 Comments on EVGA Recalls Bad Batches of SuperNova PSUs

#1
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Why would you name your PSU "Super Nova" to begin with? Who's the marketing genius who came up with that? "Hey guys I got a great idea! Lets name our new PSU after the largest explosion witnessed by man!".

Seriously someone with a college degree came up with that stupidity. This is why I am against higher education except in Medical, Engineering and Law. Because everything else can be taught at a Vo-Tech. Seriously a PSU called "Super Nova"? No one caught that at EVGA marketing and SOMEONE is still paying off a useless college loan with great PR like "SUPER NOVA".

My faith in man and common sense is diminishing by the day.
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#2
VulkanBros
+1 for the Banstick Dummy

There goes a supernova
What a pushover-yeah..........Frankie Goes To Hollywod from Welcome to the Pleasuredome
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#3
bogami
GOOD power ! 210$ for 1300 W Best RIPLE noise is wery low P2 1300 hew !And warranty 10 y.
And if these are his brothers i can say Best Buy products ! For any SLI or CF building !
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#4
buildzoid
TheMailMan78
+1 to what you said. I get when CPUs and GPUs have odd naming schemes because there's too many things that you can't reasonably fit in a name. But PSU have 3 main factors:
efficiency
maximum power
and quality
You can fit all that into 4 characters. For example a high quality 850W Bronze PSU would look like:
B85X
a cheap 560W gold would be
G56L
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#5
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
Isn't EVGA new to the PSU market? Guess it makes sense then. Always buy the trusted brand.
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#6
HumanSmoke
by: Easy Rhino
Isn't EVGA new to the PSU market? Guess it makes sense then. Always buy the trusted brand.
EVGA don't "make" PSUs. FSP and Etasis are the manufacturers of the SuperNova lines.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: HumanSmoke
EVGA don't "make" PSUs. FSP and Etasis are the manufacturers of the SuperNova lines.
True. I never said they made PSUs. I said they were new to the market.
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#8
NeoCrisis
by: HumanSmoke
EVGA don't "make" PSUs. FSP and Etasis are the manufacturers of the SuperNova lines.
Actually its Superflower that made the 1000g2/p2 and 1300g2
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#10
shilka
by: HumanSmoke
EVGA don't "make" PSUs. FSP and Etasis are the manufacturers of the SuperNova lines.
The G2 and P2 are Super Flower
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