Originally Posted by anubis1127
Why not? He already dropped a bunch of money on everything else. I mean the NEX1500 is expensive, but it's still a pretty descent PSU, and it's got that 10 year EVGA warranty, so he won't need to worry about buying a new PSU until 2023.
Its not that bad but a great PSU not really noWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Loud. Really, really, really loud. Sure the EVGA NEX1500 Classified is a 1500W power supply so quiet at full load isn’t necessarily something to be expected, but it almost seems like EVGA was deliberately trying to make this unit loud. There literally has not been a unit through here that has been this obscenely loud in a long time, and even then at least those had the excuse of being 80mm fans. This unit? It doesn’t have any excuses. Sure, you may be able to regulate the fan speed via the dip switches or the SuperNOVA software but if you have to change the factory settings out of the box, the factory settings were wrong. Period.
For power supplies that die catastrophically during load testing it is really easy to quantify why those suck so badly, roughly it would be the smoldering carnage. With the EVGA NEX1500 Classified, however, it is a bit harder (though no less sucky) as there were no ridiculously bad single moments during testing to point to and say "There, that is what you did so amazingly wrong EVGA," while dousing it with the fire extinguisher. Rather it was the slow accumulation of bad decisions that make the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified Power Supply a train wreck. Indeed, there is literally almost no facet of this unit that does not need significant revision before this should be sent out to retail.
With that in mind here is the Top 10 list of issues that made me want to beat my head on the wall and should have been fixed before releasing this power supply:
Documentation, what documentation?
The Handle to Nowhere.
Cables? Looks like I ordered birds nest soup!
Fan? I can’t hear you, can yell a little louder?
12v rail assignment? W.T.F.?
Oh the fan and the 12v rail assignment don’t work right from the factory? You want us to fix it ourselves in the software? That can’t be the right answer.
Oh the software isn’t included in the package I bought to fix it myself? Well at least it is easy to find, wait, does that say I have to register to get my product to work right?
Rail overboard! Rogue waves in the 3.3v rail.
Scotty, we need more power at 100v.
This power supply costs how much??????????????
The Bottom Line
The EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified Power Supply is a huge power supply and huge disappointment. It isn’t that this unit just doesn’t do one thing well; it is the fact that it doesn’t do much of anything well after promising us the moon and stars. "No compromises" remember? For instance, when the unit would run (which wasn’t all of our tests so it has already gone into the fail heap there) the voltage regulation was the worst we have seen from 1500W+ power supplies, the DC Output Quality had weird load specific issues, and it was insanely loud seemingly just to offend the ears along with your good sense. This is without getting into the more subjective problems of the cables which are an insane mess to deal with, the random handle protrusion, the not including the software that is supposed to let you fix some of the problems from the factory, and the fact that EVGA has mislabeled the 12v arrangement on the packaging as well as the housing so you have to have the Rosetta Stone and the manual to figure out what goes where. Then there is the price, at $449.99 you are better off purchasing any of the other 1500W power supplies we have reviewed than the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified. Maybe not including install screws was a hint at something?
"No compromises" is right, and that is exactly what you should not do with your hard earned cash, but that is exactly what EVGA has done with its name on this product.
its a bit mediocre and at that price its a ripoff
For less money he could have gotten a Lepa G or a Lepa P