EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G5
As a company, EVGA was founded in 1999 and is well known in the DIY computer industry for its high-performance video cards, motherboards, and other computer components. Recently, EVGA has expanded its product offerings to include power supplies which of course draws our interest to it today. Currently, EVGA has a few lines of power supplies including the SuperNOVA series. For this review, we are looking at the SuperNOVA 750 G5 (model number 220-G5-0750-X1) which is one of EVGA’s mid-capacity units in its G5 series. It is produced in conjunction with FSP.
FSP Group is one of the few actual power supply manufacturers and can be found providing OEM services for a number of other brands at various times including OCZ, Zalman, AOpen, Antec, SilverStone, Super Talent, Sigma, EVGA, and many more. This wide distribution of power supplies by FSP is not surprising given that it has been in business since 1993 and is one of the top 10 producers of power supplies in the world. FSP is also regarded as a manufacturer of basic workhorse type power supplies that “just gets the job done,” although some of its previous high powered computer power supplies have been plagued by power quality issues.
SuperNOVA or Blackhole?
The EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G5 is the first power supply we have seen from EVGA here at TheFPSReview. This particular unit is another unit that is fitting into what is the “mainstream” segment when it comes to capacity, as it clocks in at 750W and placement in EVGA’s product stack. With that being the case, this unit is going to be running into a good bit of competition which is great for consumers, but tough for EVGA and everyone else slugging it out here. EVGA, though, has had a number of hits among their power supplies before this little (can we call 750W little?) guy came about. So, there is some pedigree to fall back on as the SuperNOVA 750 G5 takes on some industry heavyweights. However, before we go all Buster Douglas on ourselves, let’s first see what EVGA has to say about this unit:
The EVGA SuperNOVA G5 joins the elite ranks of the EVGA 80 PLUS Gold power supplies. As the successor to the award-winning G3 series, the G5 power supplies continue to push the envelope with the latest certifications and Intel power-on standards. Starting with 80 PLUS Gold certification, fully-modular cable design, 100% Japanese capacitors, and an ultra-quiet 135mm Fluid Dynamic bearing fan with EVGA ECO mode, these power supplies are built for performance and silence.
Let’s move on now and see what we can expect when a user purchases the EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G5 power supply in retail in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.