Excerpt: The last time we looked at an EVGA product, it was the NEX1500, a 1500 watt unit that promised the moon for a really high price. But, companies don't survive on such niche products alone, and EVGA knows this. Today, I'm taking a look at the Supernova G2 line at 1000 watts. This is a much more affordable unit that still promises fantastic performance, but at a price more people can afford.
Summary: EVGA continues their march into the PSU market with an excellent and almost flawless product. The fresh SuperNOVA G2 1000 W performs exceptionally well, features a fully modular design with plenty of connectors to power a high-end system, is of a high build quality, and, most importantly, manages to offer all the above at a very good price.
Pros: Good price for what it offers, Delivered full power at over 45°C flawlessly, Highly efficient, Outstanding ripple suppression on the +12V rail, Tight voltage regulation, +12V performance in Advanced Transient Response tests, Long hold-up time, Quiet operation at low loads, Very good build quality, Japanese caps (on the main PCB), Fully modular, 10 year warranty
Cons: Its large dimensions can be a problem for some cases, Low power and not so efficient 5VSB rail, Ripple on the 5V rail at low loads (and over 40°C ambient), Not all caps are Japanese as advertised