1200W PSU Roundup 2014

Written by bit-tech Staff

September 15, 2014 | 09:17

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EVGA SuperNova P2 1200W Review

Manufacturer: EVGA
UK price (as reviewed):
£199.99 (inc VAT)
US price (as reviewed): $239.99 (ex Tax)

EVGA mostly focuses on high-end PSUs at the moment, which is lucky for us as we could include the SuperNova P2 1200W in this round-up. For a brand that’s often positioned at the premium side of things, it’s surprisingly affordable; you can get one for £185 on these shores, which isn't bad for an 80 Plus Platinum certified PSU with a 1,200 watt rating.

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At 200mm, the SuperNova P2 is not the tiniest of models, but the 2.2kg weight is rather modest. It’s cooled by a temperature controlled 140mm fan and comes with five Molex and 12 SATA connectors. The cables are all pretty long, with the PEG cables in particular coming in at a surprising 91cm. Oddly, there are six 6/8-pin PEG connectors and one pair of plain 6-pin types. This is hardly something to quibble over, but a surprising choice nonetheless.

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The SuperNova’s performance is excellent, delivering its rated power without breaking a sweat or dropping a voltage below 12V, coming in at 91.29 percent efficiency and having a nice low ripple of 26.8 mVpp under maximum load. Finally, being semi-passive, it’s dead silent all the way up to 500 watts, so we have very few complaints about this excellent power supply overall.

1200W PSU Roundup 2014 EVGA SuperNova P2 1200W Review

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