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EVGA SuperNOVA 750W G2L Power Supply Review

Author: Lee Garbutt
Manufacturer: EVGA

A Detailed Look

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The EVGA Supernova 750W G2L power supply enclosure is painted with a matte black hammertone finish and measure 165mm (6.5”) long.  The back panel includes an AC receptacle, main power On-Off switch, LED lights On-Off switch and an ECO Thermal Control fan mode switch (On enables fan-less operation).

The 750 G2L power supply incorporates EVGA’s ECO Thermal Control System for fan speed control. This allows the end user to select silent, fan-less operation for low to mid power applications if desired.

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With the ECO Thermal Control System turned ON, the power supply cooling fan does not start spinning until the internal component temperatures reach a pre-programmed setting. The fan then starts out at low speed and gradually ramps up based on load and temperature (see graph above).

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The power supply uses a 135mm, seven blade fan on the bottom for cooling.  The Globe Fan (RL4ZB1352512HH) is rated for 0.45A at 12 VDC and is controlled by the ECO Thermal Control System. It features ball bearings for extra-long life and quiet operation.

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The front panel on the 750W GQ incorporates eleven modular cable connectors that incorporate white LED lights. This gives a cool lighting affect for cases with a side window.

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All of the modular cables are sleeved with a black nylon mesh covering.

Under the Hood

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Here are a few pictures showing the layout and components inside the EVGA Supernova 750W G2L power supply.  Just like the original G2 series, the G2L Series is based on Superflower’s Leadex platform.

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The new G2L series features a modern LLC resonant circuit design with DC-to-DC converters for increased efficiency. The layout of components is clean while the soldering appears to be very good. All of the capacitors used inside the G2L PSU are high-quality Japanese made (primarily Nippon Chemi-con) electrolytic and solid polymer caps. The 750W GQ uses a single primary capacitor rated for 680uF, 400V and 105°C.

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October 24, 2016 | 01:12 PM - Posted by JohnGR

Really nice PSU, as always, from EVGA. Are the LEDs on when the PSU is connected with power, but the system is power down? Those LEDs will be really helpful when trying to connect a power cable but the room lighting doesn't help.

PS. I am reading that some EVGA FTW like going SuperNOVA because of bad PWM cooling.

October 24, 2016 | 09:36 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Here's some thermal pads suckaz, fix it yourself, signed EVGA! The FTW line of GPUs should be calld the WTF line. I'd RMA that crap right back to EVGA, let them fix it!

If the user has to apply the pads does it void the warranty?

"EVGA GTX 1070/1080 Overheating Issues - Company Says Thermal Pads A Solution"

https://www.techpowerup.com/227133/evga-gtx-1070-1080-overheating-issues...

October 25, 2016 | 04:50 AM - Posted by JohnGR

Based on an email that a Greek forum member got from EVGA as a reply, they do NOT acknowledge a problem, they insist that the cards DO NOT need those pads. They just give those pads as a free service to their customers. Funny right? Cards don't need pads, but take them and use them.

November 13, 2017 | 03:43 PM - Posted by LabRat (not verified)

Have owned a 1080ftw since release, 0 issues, my pc is on 24/7, and I regularly play games that use 90% of what the card has to give or more. Never seen it above 65c under full load in a mid tower with everything else air cooled.

I know that 1 person's experience is not indicative of the experience those with issues have had... but I'm more inclined to think that EVGA is right, and they may well be having issues but are in the vocal minority. I know 2 other people that bought the same card, from completely separate outlets, and neither of them have had issues either. One has it stuffed in a micro atx case with garbage airflow too...

October 26, 2016 | 11:52 AM - Posted by Lee Garbutt

No, unfortunately the LEDs only come On when the PSU turns on.

October 26, 2016 | 12:10 PM - Posted by JohnGR

Pity. It would have been a useful feature, rarely necessary, but useful.

October 25, 2016 | 12:04 AM - Posted by Fredy (not verified)

You said :
• (1) 20+4 pin ATX
• (1) 8-pin EPS/ATX12V
• (4) 6-pin PCI-E
• (2) SATA
• (2) Molex

At second page there was 2x 8-pin EPS, which one is correct?
Regards

October 26, 2016 | 12:02 PM - Posted by Lee Garbutt

The full specs are given on page two, which list two 8-pin (4+4) ATX/EPS connectors - this is correct.

The table you quoted is a list of the connectors I used for testing (however, it should have shown two 8-pin EPS being used instead of one - fixed). Sorry for the confusion.

October 27, 2016 | 12:24 AM - Posted by Chaython M (not verified)

gold should be made a defualt standard for power supply units, and should be starting at 60$ to save the world energy/environmental crisis

December 21, 2016 | 03:02 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

that would put a lot of people out of a job fixing PC's for a living. LOL

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