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I'm getting ready to purchase a new EVGA Supernova unit for my Mini-ITX Build. I figured I might go with a 650w which is more than I need just to be safe but might end up with an 850w with the excellent pricing. I then started comparing prices and quickly became confused. At the time (yesterday or the day before) both G2 & P2 650w were $99, the G2 750w was $105, P2 750w was $110, 850w G2 was $119, and 850w P2 was $129. Those are extremely similar prices between excellent Gold and Platinum units. I understand we all love to save money but with such small differences in price, it seems like more P2s would be purchased and seen since they should technically be better than the G2 by a small margin. However everyone raves over the G2 (and deservedly so) but the P2 seems to slip under the radar.

My question is why don't more people buy the P2 units? As I understand, they are essentially identical units to the G2 with the P2 being slightly more efficient. Money is not enough of a difference to explain it. What am I overlooking about the P2 units that make them so much less popular than the G2s? I need to know. I can not in good conscience make my purchase until I understand. haha Thanks for the help.
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I'm getting ready to purchase a new EVGA Supernova unit for my Mini-ITX Build. I figured I might go with a 650w which is more than I need just to be safe but might end up with an 850w with the excellent pricing. I then started comparing prices and quickly became confused. At the time (yesterday or the day before) both G2 & P2 650w were $99, the G2 750w was $105, P2 750w was $110, 850w G2 was $119, and 850w P2 was $129. Those are extremely similar prices between excellent Gold and Platinum units. I understand we all love to save money but with such small differences in price, it seems like more P2s would be purchased and seen since they should technically be better than the G2 by a small margin. However everyone raves over the G2 (and deservedly so) but the P2 seems to slip under the radar.

My question is why don't more people buy the P2 units? As I understand, they are essentially identical units to the G2 with the P2 being slightly more efficient. Money is not enough of a difference to explain it. What am I overlooking about the P2 units that make them so much less popular than the G2s? I need to know. I can not in good conscience make my purchase until I understand. haha Thanks for the help.

Money. Money is the reason.
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Money. Money is the reason.

$0, $5, $10 respectively at each of those three tiers to go from Gold to Platinum. That seems odd when other components cost so much more. T2 I get because they are like +$50 each or more. This one I don't.....lol
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$0, $5, $10 respectively at each of those three tiers to go from Gold to Platinum. That seems odd when other components cost so much more. T2 I get because they are like +$50 each or more. This one I don't.....lol

The prices used to be much wider apart. Extreme popularity and thus demand of the G2 has allowed the price to raise while the addition of the T2 has lowered the premium for the P2.

Perhaps a little less reductionist than "money", but both the cause and the result is the same.
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So what is the general consensus now? If a G2 unit and P2 unit are similarly priced as they are now, is it a no brainer to pick the P2 or will they stick with G2 due to popularity even though they are technically inferior? I am just trying to make sure I am not missing anything before I make my purchase because this is a very strange situation. Haha thank you.
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Originally Posted by Melee View Post

So what is the general consensus now? If a G2 unit and P2 unit are similarly priced as they are now, is it a no brainer to pick the P2 or will they stick with G2 due to popularity even though they are technically inferior? I am just trying to make sure I am not missing anything before I make my purchase because this is a very strange situation. Haha thank you.

P2 is still the better unit, albiet only slightly. There is no downside other than price and subjective cosmetics. Add you said price at many sellers is now negligible, so unless you hate the looks on the P2, it should be the obvious choice.
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