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Lucas D.

Lucas D.

Joined on 09/30/11

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Most Favorable Review

Great PSU with some caveats

EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G5, 80 Plus Gold 650W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with FDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-G5-0650-X1
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G5, 80 Plus Gold 650W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with FDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-G5-0650-X1

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.

10/22/2019
Most Critical Review

Rebate is legit

Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply
Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply

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.