Nexus NX-5000 R3 530W Real Silent 80+ Power Supply- Replaced by the Nexus NX-5000 V1 550W Real Silent Compact ATX Power Supply
The Nexus NX-5000 Real Silent Power Supply has been a best seller since its introduction in 2003. Nexus has put their engineers to work to improve the product in every aspect possible. The new NX-5000 has more power, has a higher efficiency and is quieter - a lot quieter in fact.
The New NX-5000 provides 530 Watt True Power and the efficiency level meets the 82 Plus Bronze standard. Nexus continued with the Black and White appearance, but made the chassis a bit smaller. As the years go by the components get smaller and more efficient so less space is needed to house all the necessary parts. A system benefits from this little bit of extra space as there is more room for airflow and cooling. And as icing on the cake, the new NX-5000 has great looking X-mesh sleeving to keep the cables nice and tidy.
By carefully selecting each component Nexus aim at creating the best possible of mix of components to make our power supplies as quiet as possible. They are confident that their power supplies are leading the market when it comes to solid performance at the lowest possible noise level. All Nexus' PSUs are tested in a ISO-certified chamber for noise tests. It is important to know that the background noise in such a chamber is a little over 15 dB(A). These are the best possible conditions for these tests.
The Nexus NX-5000 power supply is guaranteed to provide 82% efficiency. This means the power supply is using the power it is drawing from the wall outlet more efficiently and therefore less electricity is wasted. Obviously this is better for the environment and helps to reduce the electricity bill! Also, a more efficient power supply also results in a cooler power supply.
- Single 12V rail
- 82% efficiency; complies with 80PLUS bronze specifications
- Sleeved cables with X-mesh
- Active PFC
- Real Silent 12cm fan, from 15dB(A)
- Excellent airflow, honey-comb grill
- Full range automatic; auto voltage selection
- Multiple safety features such as: overvoltage and short-circuit protection
- Ball bearing fan
|20+4-pin ATX Connector||Yes|
|ATX12V (4-pin) support||Yes|
|EPS12V (4+4-pin) support||Yes|
|EPS12V (4-pin) support||Yes|
|PCI-E support||Yes, 1x 6+2-pin and 1x 6-pin|
|Number of floppy drive connectors||2|
|Number of hard drive connectors||6|
|Number of SATA power connectors||6|
|Master power on/off switch||Yes|
|Acoustic noise level||From 15 dB(A)|
|Fan size||120mm, thermally controlled|
|Length of motherboard power cable||35 cm (approx)|
|+3.3V maximum output current||24 A|
|+5V maximum output current||24 A|
|+12V maximum output current||41 A|
|-12V maximum output current||0.5 A|
|+5VSB maximum standby current||2.5 A|
|Combined maximum output +3.3V / +5V||140 W|
|Mains input voltage||Full range automatic|
|Physical dimensions||86 x 150 x 125 mm|
|Certificates||CE, WEEE, RoHS, UL, CB, TUV, FCC|
Very Quiet PSU
Bought this PSU to fit into my new Silver stone Case (ML03) due to the small space available, the PSU fitted ok and it's very quiet.
Would have got 10/10 but due to the large amount of cable I gave PSU 9/10, the space saved has all been filled with excess of cables.
I would recommend this PSU to any one that wants a Small and very quiet PSU.
Best Customer Service yet
The PSU was as stated and as quiet, delivered next day as promised, wish I had found this company earlier. No long waits for answers from either Tech or Customer Service.
Low noise with rock-solid reliability
Since installing this compact and efficient PSU, my PC has been quieter and I've had no more BSODs relating to my video card. There's a very slight hint of fan bearing noise, but it's on the edge of audibility - that's the only reason I haven't given 10/10.
It's certainly been worth paying for one made with modern internal design and decent components - I can recommend ignoring all the cheap and obscure rebranded PSUs, and getting one like this with an 80PLUS certification (see "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_PLUS").
Specification of target PC:
* Core i7 920 CPU
* ATI 4850 HD video card, which should require at least 450W.
* microATX case
Impressions So Far...
Having only had this for three days I can't talk about it's reliability. However this is a very quiet power supply indeed, very little noise or vibration comes from it. It's a tad shorter than a standard ATX PSU but still sat in the mount in my coolermaster case without issue.
My only gripe with it, no instructions at all...