Joined on 09/30/11
Great PSU with some caveats
Pros: - 10 Year Warranty (+3 years over the SuperNOVA G3s at this wattage) - Small Footprint (same as G3s) - 135mm fan vs 130mm fan on G3s - EVGA customer service is generally known to be the industry's best
Cons: - The internals are not made by Super Flower (unlike the G3s) which is generally regarded as the best in industry. FSP makes the G5 generation and don't share such a high reputation. - Poor cable wrapping on the modular cables. The cable wraps are so loose I can easily see through them! Not a problem on my G3/G1. - Accessories are a downgrade vs G3/G1. Both my previous SuperNOVA PSUs came with cloth bags that I could keep the extra PSU cables and other accessories in. Just a thin, clear bag for G5.
Overall Review: Overall, I can't really complain about anything of real substance on this product; it works and hasn't caused me trouble. The fact that EVGA changed manufactures of the internals concerns me, however I think there aren't any red flags so far so only time will tell. There's a review on eTeknix (850w) that thinks this is the best thing since sliced bread, and then there is also a review of the 750w on Tomshardware that is less positive; I recommend reading those reviews to make an informed buying decision.
Rebate is legit
Pros: Cheap! Purchased at $50 with rebate Lots of connections Rebate did arrive eventually Manufacturer RMA process worked painlessly (ignoring the shipping costs)
Cons: First worked (unreliably) for 2 months until full failure Replacement PS fan rattles Rebate took 3 months to arrive
Overall Review: Overall, it has been a pain. Wish I'd have gone with something else.