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EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified 1500 W

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EVGA's new SuperNOVA NEX1500 power supply packs a great deal of features with the most fascinating being its enormous capacity, reaching 1500 W and up to 1650 W, when overclock mode is enabled. Combined with software monitoring and control, the fully modular design and the sleeved cables this is a PSU enthusiast's dream come true.

Read the whole review here
 
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Very good review!

It's a nice PSU, but I don't understand why it got an Editor's Choice award. It's a 450$ PSU which has very loose voltage regulation on the minor rails, and compared to the Corsair AX1200i it's not as good in a lot of areas, and that one is 100$ cheaper.
 

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Yeah, it got more than it deserved imo. Also the rail distribution is weird at best, horrble at worts. 8 12v lines with a tiny amount of amps or one with 136a. That is almost dangerous that is. Some sort of middle ground would be preffered.

And i'm dissapointed in the software, i looked forward to that. :(

I dont think its worth it. Too expensive, at that price range you want to come as close to perfect as possible.
 

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Ffs

Too many review's on this overrated overpriced power supply... I like most of evga products but this is not one of them. Its only a gold standard psu not platinum and most all of your graphics cards even the gtx 690 quad sli only require 1200 watts at the most...


This is overkill at the maximum...
 
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Too many review's on this overrated overpriced power supply... I like most of evga products but this is not one of them. Its only a gold standard psu not platinum and most all of your graphics cards even the gtx 690 quad sli only require 1200 watts at the most...


This is overkill at the maximum...
umm a single 690 does not 1200watts of power. If we included an avg build 750watts at 80plus gold rating is all you'll need.

And the PSU IS 80 Plus Gold Certified not Platinum.
 
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It's a nice PSU, but I don't understand why it got an Editor's Choice award. It's a 450$ PSU which has very loose voltage regulation on the minor rails, and compared to the Corsair AX1200i it's not as good in a lot of areas, and that one is 100$ cheaper.
This.
 
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it got an editors choice because of its overall performance and because is the only PSU I have tested so far that managed to deliver 129.5A at +12V at >45C and on the same time voltage on this rail was really close to +12V. And the most important rail of all is +12V and not the minor ones. Also among others it gives the ability to adjust the +12V rail, a really convenient characteristic for most overclockers.

As for its price its crazy high but you have to take into account the cost of the numerous indy sleeved cables. For instance a basic Corsair indy sleeved kit costs $90 and includes 6 cables only. The NEX1500 has 19 cables (with the two of them however being the FDD adapters).

Finally the Corsair got 9.8 while this one 9.3. They have a significant difference, about the same they have in the Performance Rating graph.
 
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Hm. It's not too bad, but some negatives here aren't what you expect in a $450 PSU, plethora of sleeved cables included or not.

And dat fan... D:
 

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it got an editors choice because of its overall performance and because is the only PSU I have tested so far that managed to deliver 129.5A at +12V at >45C and on the same time voltage on this rail was really close to +12V. And the most important rail of all is +12V and not the minor ones. Also among others it gives the ability to adjust the +12V rail, a really convenient characteristic for most overclockers.

As for its price its crazy high but you have to take into account the cost of the numerous indy sleeved cables. For instance a basic Corsair indy sleeved kit costs $90 and includes 6 cables only. The NEX1500 has 19 cables (with the two of them however being the FDD adapters).

Finally the Corsair got 9.8 while this one 9.3. They have a significant difference, about the same they have in the Performance Rating graph.
Yes the 12V line did very good, and effeciancy was good, but 5V, 3.3V and SB was pretty unimpressive, idle/standy downright bad and software that didn't deliver what we (or at least I) wanted (correct readings). I mean it's an impressive piece of work, but at that price it feels like it should deliver everywhere. And again, I don't like that line distibution at all. 8 tiny lines or one giant line (130A on a single line!!!), some sort of middle ground would be best imo.
 
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The handle is stupid....

can someone explain it!?

I can understand for a hot swap in a server a handle is a nice thing to hold on to... but I don't see how you can "hot swap" that beast.
 
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I'll say this again, who needs this amount of power?
 
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I'll say this again, who needs this amount of power?
need? :shadedshu you use such big strong words :twitch:

You don't need a lot of things but you have a ton of things ;)

I could easily build a system that would use at least that much power

SR-X (two CPUs) with a few 690s, all overclocked and a few HDD arrays would pull enough to put that PSU to work

(oh if I had the time and money)
 

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it got an editors choice because of its overall performance and because is the only PSU I have tested so far that managed to deliver 129.5A at +12V at >45C and on the same time voltage on this rail was really close to +12V. And the most important rail of all is +12V and not the minor ones. Also among others it gives the ability to adjust the +12V rail, a really convenient characteristic for most overclockers.

As for its price its crazy high but you have to take into account the cost of the numerous indy sleeved cables. For instance a basic Corsair indy sleeved kit costs $90 and includes 6 cables only. The NEX1500 has 19 cables (with the two of them however being the FDD adapters).

Finally the Corsair got 9.8 while this one 9.3. They have a significant difference, about the same they have in the Performance Rating graph.
At this price, it better be fricking perfect. Yes the cable sleeving is nice, as long as you like red and black, but its not worth the extra money over the Enermax 1500 @ $360 or the Lepa 1600 @ $290 which are right in the same ballpark in performace for less money.

This PSU is largely "overhyped" because its made for "overclockers" which is a very very small segment of the PC user base in the world. And even most overclockers will not use this thing unless it is given to them as its simply to expensive. Hell, I consider myself a mainstream enthusiast with an overclocked i7-930, 2 6970s and 1000 watt Corsair PSU, and something like this is a complete and total waste of money.

Honestly, Ill wait for OklahomaWolf to review it. Far to many biased reviews out there so far for this thing....
 
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the final rating is based, in a significant degree, on the overall performance of the PSU, which can be clearly seen in the performance rating graph, where the PSU takes the sixth place with minimal difference from the three units above it. The performance rating score is based on the numbers/data I get from the tests and according to them the unit deserved this score. Simply as that.

Also I don't think that a review which lists seven disadvantages can be called a biased one (if you are referring to mine of course).

Now who needs such an expensive/powerful PSU, this is another question. Someone else could argue who needs a Ferrari, or four 680 GTX, or an SR-2 main etc. All people don't have the same needs/beliefs so there will be users willing to spend money on a PSU. Considering the price of high-end VGAs, mainboards, CPUs, ddr I don't think that high-end PSUs are so expensive especially if you consider their lifespan.
 

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I want this PSU.


But I run SKT2011 with triple VGAs, and with OC, I can pull over 1200 W.


Handle? YES PLEASE!!! It's hard to grab a heavy PSU when using it for benching..Handle is a great IDEA!
 

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the final rating is based, in a significant degree, on the overall performance of the PSU, which can be clearly seen in the performance rating graph, where the PSU takes the sixth place with minimal difference from the three units above it. The performance rating score is based on the numbers/data I get from the tests and according to them the unit deserved this score. Simply as that.

Also I don't think that a review which lists seven disadvantages can be called a biased one (if you are referring to mine of course).
I don't think you're biased, jonnyguru and here are the best places for PSU reviews, just that the score is a bit high. :)

Or maybe I'm just cranky..
 
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I agree with Frick, there are better PSUs that cost way less, I find this review very thorough and detailed but the score is a tad high for what this unit has shown.
 

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the final rating is based, in a significant degree, on the overall performance of the PSU, which can be clearly seen in the performance rating graph, where the PSU takes the sixth place with minimal difference from the three units above it. The performance rating score is based on the numbers/data I get from the tests and according to them the unit deserved this score. Simply as that.

Also I don't think that a review which lists seven disadvantages can be called a biased one (if you are referring to mine of course).

Now who needs such an expensive/powerful PSU, this is another question. Someone else could argue who needs a Ferrari, or four 680 GTX, or an SR-2 main etc. All people don't have the same needs/beliefs so there will be users willing to spend money on a PSU. Considering the price of high-end VGAs, mainboards, CPUs, ddr I don't think that high-end PSUs are so expensive especially if you consider their lifespan.
I didnt call your review biased. However, all the little EVGA fanbois are going to "ooh and ahh" over this overpriced/hyped product which will lead some very biased reviews. And before anyone thinks I am an EVGA hater, Ive owned a few EVGA cards starting with an 8800GTX back in the day and I still look strongly at them for Nvidia products and possibly for some motherboards.

And yes, $450 is still too much even in regard to the potential longevity a PSU might have. I run a Corsair HX1000 and its still more than enough to get the job done for 95% of the PC enthusiast market, and it cost me about $225 when I bought it.
 

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And yes, $450 is still too much even in regard to the potential longevity a PSU might have. I run a Corsair HX1000 and its still more than enough to get the job done for 95% of the PC enthusiast market, and it cost me about $225 when I bought it.
This unit is for that other 5%. Even 550W is overkill for most PC's out there. I think this unit should've been $400 to be more attractive. I mean yes it is a total beast, but I just don't think $450 is worth it. if the software had been accurate (and maybe if the 12V lines had been done differently) it would have been worth it though imo.

I don't get why people complain about the handle though. I love the handle. :D
 
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The handle is awesome, it would be very useful for me, I pretty much only use test benches nowadays.

Anyway this PSU costs 499,90 EUR here, for that price I can buy TWO Corsair AX1200 and put them chained with a dual PSU 24pin, oh there is no way I'd take this over two Corsair units.
 
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Hmm... EVGA 1500W at $450, mediocre voltage regulation, inaccurate software that has an array of compatibility issues versus LEPA 1600W at $310 with much better performance. I think I can see the winner!

EVGA has actually said that this might be a faulty review sample.
 
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Yeah, waiting on JonnyGURU's review.

I know this is techpowerup but here is hitechlegion's review
http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews...=YToyOntpOjA7czo0OiJldmdhIjtpOjE7aToxNTAwO30=

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mediocre voltage regulation
Not on the 12V line. 130A and still that tight is downright excellent. The other lines though, not so much. And I don't get the "imma wait for jonnygurus review". Yes they are pretty much the standard over there, but jonnyguru and TPU are the best on PSU reviews. I value crmaris reviews just as high.
 
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Not on the 12V line. 130A and still that tight is downright excellent. The other lines though, not so much. And I don't get the "imma wait for jonnygurus review". Yes they are pretty much the standard over there, but jonnyguru and TPU are the best on PSU reviews. I value crmaris reviews just as high.
I'm waiting on another review because

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1733259
EVGA_JacobF said:
Yes it seems to be isolated to their particular early sample. We were not able to replicate their same results on the 5VSB on other units in house.
Just to be on the safe side.
 
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I hope they send a new sample in the future for testing, to check if this was an isolated problem.

Also I have to admit that I am unlucky, in general, with the samples I get :(
But better me than the end-users.