EVGA introduced a whole new lineup of power supplies. The GQ series are 80 PLUS Gold certified, SLI and Crossfire ready, semi-modular PSUs, and they're available in 650-, 750-, 850- and 1000-watt variants and are backed by a 5-year warranty.
EVGA's GQ series sounds a bit sophisticated, but perhaps the title consonants of the lineup are intentionally meant to trigger that association of style and sleekness (like its magazine counterpart). These new PSUs appear to be more refined than previous value-oriented EVGA PSU lineups, featuring 100 percent high-quality Japanese capacitors, 135 mm fluid dynamic bearing fans, a single +12V rail and a semi-modular design (the only static plug on the PSU is the 24-pin ATX power connector).
|Model||Maximum Output||+12V Rating||Price|
|EVGA GQ 650||650 Watts||54A||$89.99|
|EVGA GQ 750||750 Watts||62.4A||$119.99|
|EVGA GQ 850||850 Watts||70.8A||$129.99|
|EVGA GQ 1000||1000 Watts||83.3A||$159.99|
EVGA was very deliberate with each model's price point, with these 80 PLUS Gold certified, SLI and Crossfire ready PSUs aimed at other competing brands with a very similar cost-per-watt ratio. Each model sports two CPU power connectors, and a five-year warranty further makes a case that these power supplies could be a great choice for DIY enthusiasts looking for a powerful, yet reliable and affordable PSU.
The EVGA GQ series PSUs are available now from EVGA, Newegg and Amazon.
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Anyways, I'll be interested to see the quality of things. Hopefully they're like the G2 in quality. Prices are almost the same, too.
Edit: From a quick search it seems to be made by FSP instead of Superflower. That's just what I read on pcpartpicker, not verified true yet by my word.
Annnnd I see that Amazon just dropped the price of the 750 G2 to $99. Damn, I was planning on picking one up after the holidays, but this may force my hand to make an earlier purchase. Now I need to decide who's not going to get a Christmas present to free up the funds... ;)