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Is this a good over all card? I have one sitting in the closet, i'm still trying to get the parts needed for the build its going in. So far i have the ASUS Rampage IV BE MOBO, EVGA NEX Classified 1500 PSU. Do any of you have this PSU? Thanks again for any help guys or anything about the card.thumb.gif
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i love my cards,

as to the psu, it is a meh psu, not bad, but far from excellent
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so what do i get if it's not a good one,i thought EVGA was supposed to make good ****???
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first
evga does not make any psus, they buy them and slap a label on them
you need to look at OEMS and reviews

if you are interested you can start here
http://www.overclock.net/t/715889/phaedrus-psu-articles#post9110838

articles and myths are great places to learn

also johnny guru is your friend
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story7&reid=311
the nex is meh, the g2s are great and gs and i am sure i am missing at least one other newer model
http://www.overclock.net/t/1395708/evga-power-supplies-information-thread/0_100
http://www.overclock.net/t/1541939/evga-supernova-lineup-explained/0_100#post_23556598

as for recommendations it depends on what you have locally as you are in my area ( however i am in china atm )
the new seasonic is good - seasonic prime
superflower leadex
evga g2,gs,t2
seasonic xseries and any based on them

http://www.overclock.net/t/1431929/psu-index-thread
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post #8465 of 9121
I'll have to agree, I hear lots of not so good opinions on the "nex" units, especially the 1500w. Get a gold or platinum 1kw or 1.3kw (these are single rail btw).
post #8466 of 9121
I'm still trying to learn a lot that's why i come here,evga seems so widely used so i just assumed it was a good product.Who do you guys reccomend since evga is no good?
post #8467 of 9121
I have a be quiet dark power pro 10, 850 watt 80 plus platinum psu as well,they both are dual rail psu though,which i thought was supposed to be better for something that consumes so much power,like the xfx r9 290x2 hydro i bought. The evga 1500 is 80 plus gold. thanks again guys
post #8468 of 9121
I would skip the "NEX" evga units. All other evga gold and platinum (and titanium) units have been very good. If i had the space, I would be running an evga 1600w or an evga 1000+850. I'm going w/ cooler master when i get the chance since my current nzxt units are a bit too long. The V750 is ~140mm long and I can squeeze in my old favorite V1000.
post #8469 of 9121
My post above has good recommendations in the co area. Otherwise look it up on Johnnyguru,

Please never pick a psu on 80 plus gold rating



Also re edited my above post, one of the links I included disappeared I re added it.

http://www.overclock.net/t/715889/phaedrus-psu-articles#post9110838 please read at min the "on efficiency" article

However if you want to learn how to judge PSUs read all myths and all articles in that link
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Quote:
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Oops, sorry missed your post among the funs going on right now.


I think you do have to daisy chain them in order for the mb to send the power on signal (via the green and black lines), otherwise, it may power on the cards separately and the mb may not detect a signal. I have a "jumper cable, which is probably the most common approach:





I used this cable to run quad 7970 Lightning BE's oc'd for the fanboy competition circa 2014. Used two V1000s in tandem. This time, i got a sweet deal on three (white!) NZXT Hale90s and I'll be chaining two of them to run my setup; the 1kw will power the first card and the mb/fans/pumps and the first 750w is only powering on the second 295x2. The second 750w will power on the second system in my TX10-D which for now is just doing general and school stuff for my little ones and the boss (aka the wife). if my little ones show more interes in pc gaming, I'll throw in a new gpu in there for them to start gaming on. My rig....is mine....mine! My precioussssssssssssssssssssss......biggrin.gif
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Since mine is temporary I just use a low awg wire to jump it and turn the PSUs on before switching on the machine.
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