- 52 months ago
I've been considering a new power supply. I've got a Thermaltake Toughpower that was highly regarded at the time, but it's been running for over seven years and I don't want to push my luck. It looks like there's some serious market saturation with PSUs now, so I've been having some trouble sorting out the best bang for my buck.
It looks like EVGA offers the best value in Gold and Platinum PSUs right now, taking high-quality designs from manufacturers like Seasonic and FSP, rebranding them as EVGA, and adding a five or ten year warranty (this is a lot different than it was back in 2008!). Though there are always bad stories with every company, I've read some good things about EVGA's customer service. I also don't see the "ECO" mode offered on some of the original manufacturer's proprietary PSUs.
Product line, acronym code, and original manufacturer in theoretical order of preference:
P2 - "Platinum" (Flagship) - Super Flower
G2 - "Gold" (Flagship) - Super Flower
GS - "Gold Silent" - Seasonic
GQ - "Gold Quality" (Value) - FSP
NEX - "?" - FSP
Help me out on the aforementioned: What is the purpose of the NEX line? Any thoughts on EVGA in general?