While we won't see final hardware for a couple of months, EVGA is teasing its entry into the power supply market with a 1500W sample of its upcoming NEX PSU. The NEX lineup will also include 650W, 750W and 1000W models. 

EVGA is being purposefully quiet about the NEX's featureset other than to say that it'll feature an innovative new cable design, "configurable" +12V rails and an easy to use dummy mode for dual-PSU systems.

A number of PC component companies have entered the PSU business as it generally comes with decent margins and it's a good way of building up additional revenue. The question is, how will EVGA differentiate in a crowded market? You could argue that it has a lot of experience with that sort of problem given that its primary business involves selling video cards. There are simply a lot of unknowns at this point.

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  • jonnyGURU - Sunday, January 15, 2012 - link

    In actuality, all Nvidia and ATI cards are reference at launch. Only when Nvidia and ATI go "virtual" can cards be something other than reference. This is when Nvidia releases BOM's, schematics, etc. But by then, new cards are no longer new. You can make higher performance or cheaper versions of the card and they may sell well, but those who like to buy bleeding edge products have moved on, therefore they have the impression that most, if not all, products are reference.
  • Beenthere - Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - link

    Bling will sell even useless or over priced gadgets. This one comes with a handle so you can carry it around to impress your friends when it's not plugged into your PC... DUH.
  • robert3892 - Thursday, January 12, 2012 - link

    I think we'll see EVGA bring new features into the PSU market and they are not rebadged units. they are designed by EVGA. It will be interesting to see what the prices and warranty will be like.
  • robert3892 - Thursday, January 12, 2012 - link

  • AtwaterFS - Thursday, January 12, 2012 - link

    If I see them come out with a line of Peripherals in next 3 months then I'll take that as a yes
  • wumpus - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Bit of a problem here. According to code, a standard US 15A line should draw no more than 1440W. Assuming the thing passes 80% with flying colors (all the way up to 1500), a 1500W supply will draw 1800W (conceivably 15.5A, even assuming perfect power factor correction), and better trip the breaker.

    You know you have gone to far when it is time to rewire the office outlet for you computer. Time to learn how to wire a relay and plug two decent power supplies into separate breakers.
  • jonnyGURU - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Where is it stated that they should draw no more than 1440W? 15A is obvious, but I've never seen a wattage rating.
  • Cheezecroissant - Thursday, February 16, 2012 - link

    simple.. P = E x I

    Power (watts) = E(Volts) x I (amps)


    I =P \ E

    I = 1440w \ 120V = 12A

    I = 1800W \ 120V = 15A

    Breakers will overcurrent trip at >80% of their rated load, so a 15A breaker should trip when sustained current draw exceeds 12A.

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