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EVGA G3 or G+?

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Neither. Get the G2 instead.

 

It's quieter, and the protections aren't sketchy like on the G3.

As the title suggests, I can't really decide whether I should buy a new 650W G3 or G+. Both power supplies are the same price and so I was wondering if anyone could give any advice.

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G3, as it has a longer warranty, smaller size, and is considered better by evga (g1, then gq, then g1+, then g2, and best gold is g3)

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Out of only those two, the G1+. It's quieter and doesn't have the same issues with its protections. 

 

Though, there are probably more sensible options available. 

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Neither. Get the G2 instead.

 

It's quieter, and the protections aren't sketchy like on the G3.

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1 hour ago, seon123 said:

Out of only those two, the G1+. It's quieter and doesn't have the same issues with its protections. 

 

Though, there are probably more sensible options available. 

What would you suggest as a more sensible option?

 

2 hours ago, aezakmi said:

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14 minutes ago, System32.exe said:

Neither. Get the G2 instead.

 

It's quieter, and the protections aren't sketchy like on the G3.

I'll look into it, any reasons not to go for the G+? It seems more future proof, no?

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9 minutes ago, SOLO_AVENGER said:

I'll look into it, any reasons not to go for the G+? It seems more future proof, no?

The G2 is much higher quality versus the G1+.

 

Not sure what you mean by more future proof, can you elaborate? The only thing I can think of is the number of power connectors, but to be real the G2 has enough to cover every realistic scenario out there. If you're trying to run SLI/Xfire GPUs with triple power connectors, you're past 650W territory anyway.

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30 minutes ago, System32.exe said:

The G2 is much higher quality versus the G1+.

 

Not sure what you mean by more future proof, can you elaborate? The only thing I can think of is the number of power connectors, but to be real the G2 has enough to cover every realistic scenario out there. If you're trying to run SLI/Xfire GPUs with triple power connectors, you're past 650W territory anyway.

As you said, there's the support for higher power components, but I guess I really won't be using anything with such high power requirements. Apart from that, the G+ also has a ten year warranty whereas the G2 and G3 have a seven year warranty.

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3 minutes ago, SOLO_AVENGER said:

As you said, there's the support for higher power components, but I guess I really won't be using anything with such high power requirements. Apart from that, the G+ also has a ten year warranty whereas the G2 and G3 have a seven year warranty.

If you register an EVGA PSU before the end of the year you get an extra two years on the warranty. And to be honest after nine years you should probably replace your PSU anyway.

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6 minutes ago, System32.exe said:

If you register an EVGA PSU before the end of the year you get an extra two years on the warranty. And to be honest after nine years you should probably replace your PSU anyway.

Very true, I guess I'll go with the G2 unless you recommend any none EVGA power supplies?

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1 minute ago, SOLO_AVENGER said:

Very true, I guess I'll go with the G2 unless you recommend any none EVGA power supplies?

Nah, you're good to go. ?

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3 hours ago, SOLO_AVENGER said:

 What would you suggest as a more sensible option?

Not a 650W, for starters. Unless you're running multi GPU or overclocked Vega + HEDT, a good 450W or 550W is plenty. 

Depending on the availability and pricing, Straight Power 11, Whisper M, RMx 2018, RMx or Formula. 

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7 hours ago, seon123 said:

Not a 650W, for starters. Unless you're running multi GPU or overclocked Vega + HEDT, a good 450W or 550W is plenty. 

Depending on the availability and pricing, Straight Power 11, Whisper M, RMx 2018, RMx or Formula

I just checked the power supplies you mentioned and they're all more expensive here in the UK than the 650W G2, which is on sale. So I guess it's best to go with the 650W G2, no?

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17 minutes ago, SOLO_AVENGER said:

I just checked the power supplies you mentioned and they're all more expensive here in the UK than the 650W G2, which is on sale. So I guess it's best to go with the 650W G2, no?

Yes. The G2 is still a Tier 1 PSU, it's not worth spending more to get one of the other PSUs he listed because it's basically splitting hairs at this point.

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23 minutes ago, SOLO_AVENGER said:

I just checked the power supplies you mentioned and they're all more expensive here in the UK than the 650W G2, which is on sale. So I guess it's best to go with the 650W G2, no?

Yes. It's priced well, at £73. Alternatively, you could go up £10 to get the Straight Power 11, which has a nicer fan and multi rail. Or wait one day for Black Friday, and see if anything else lowers in price. 

5 minutes ago, System32.exe said:

Yes. The G2 is still a Tier 1 PSU, it's not worth spending more to get one of the other PSUs he listed because it's basically splitting hairs at this point.

There's more to a PSU than what tier it is in the PSU tier list. 

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13 minutes ago, seon123 said:

There's more to a PSU than what tier it is in the PSU tier list. 

Of course, but all the PSU you mentioned plus the G2 are all still very high quality. So if it's the most affordable one of the bunch why not get it?

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3 minutes ago, System32.exe said:

Of course, but all the PSU you mentioned plus the G2 are all very high quality. So if it's the most affordable one of the bunch why not get it?

If PSUs that are quieter, have better fans, have multi rail, more sensible connectors, and/or have a longer warranty, are available for just a bit more, they can be worth paying more for. 

 

In thecase of the £73 G2 650W, that doesn't necessarily apply, as it has a decent fan curve for an EVGA/Super Flower PSU, especially in the higher wattage range. Unlike the 550W, it also has a within spec hold up time. The PCIe connector situation is a bit weird, as it has two PCIe cables with 6+2 +6 pin connectors on each. It also lacks multi rail. 

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1 hour ago, seon123 said:

If PSUs that are quieter, have better fans, have multi rail, more sensible connectors, and/or have a longer warranty, are available for just a bit more, they can be worth paying more for. 

 

In thecase of the £73 G2 650W, that doesn't necessarily apply, as it has a decent fan curve for an EVGA/Super Flower PSU, especially in the higher wattage range. Unlike the 550W, it also has a within spec hold up time. The PCIe connector situation is a bit weird, as it has two PCIe cables with 6+2 +6 pin connectors on each. It also lacks multi rail. 

Fair enough. You know a lot more about this than me, haha.

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