20 months ago
I have both. Which one should I use?
The NEXG is based off an old group regulated platform:
Not too sure about the GQ (it also uses an FSP platform), but I have a feeling that it's the better pick.
As you have both, choose the GQ.
One is a poor entry level PSU and the other is a decent mid range unit. Easily the GQ without a doubt.
The GQ is better.
Though you shouldn’t need a 650w PSU, as 99% of builds don’t require that wattage, either 450/550 or 750+ for multi-GPU.
What are your full system specs? You will probably be better getting a Seasonic a Focus Plus, EVGA G3, Bitfenix Whisper, Corsair RMx 550w power supply.
I missed the part saying you had both. Use the GQ.
I already have these products in my house. Just wondering what was better.
It's a toss up between these two. I'd likely lean towards the fully modular one, for a cleaner build.
Allow me to clarify. Just presenting options to OP to consider why to select one over the other.
EVGA SuperNova NEX650G1:
1) Pros: Fully modular; 10 year warranty
2) Cons: Japanese capacitors on main board only; older PSU design
3) JohnnyGuru Review 650 NEX
EVGA 650 GQ:
1) Pros: All Japanese capacitors; Eco mode
2) Cons: 5 year warranty; semi-modular
3) JohnnyGuru Review 650 GQ
Common Features: Both are Gold+ Efficient; OEM for both is FSP; you already have both
AverageGangMember, what do you plan to use this new computer for?
The GQ is the all around better PSU....From performance to value to build quality. There is ZERO reason to get a Nex which is even worse than a Corsair CX/CXM. It has fallen to the point of where its a poor entry level PSU going for high end PSU prices.
I don't disagree (that GQ is "better") ... I'm just laying out the differences for OP to choose ... it is his choice. And GQ being "better" doesn't automatically make the NEX "bad".
Also, please note that OP already has both PSUs. Again, just highlighting the differences.
That “older PSU design” is far more important than ‘Japanese’ capacitors and warranty beyond 5 years.
And why is an older PSU design more important?
By older I assume he means group regulated which means very poor crossroad performance/ verypoor voltage regulation in the real world.