Nexus Value-430 430W True Power Compact PSU
When building or upgrading a computer, keep in mind that the power supply can be considered as the beating heart of the PC system (with the CPU being the brains). The power supply is the most critical component when it comes to the stability of your system. Irregular and unstable voltage rails will cause unstable performance and more system crashes.
Nexus power supplies are constructed without any compromises on component quality. They choose only the best components and because of this, cooling can be done in a quiet manner. A solid fan with the utmost quiet bearings will keep the power supply cool and running smoothly.
The Nexus Value 430 is a 430 Watt power supply, with more than 80% efficiency, sleeved cables and an ultra compact design; it is a perfect solution for a silent PC.
- 430 Watt true power PSU
- 80% efficiency; complies with 80PLUS specifications
- Inaudible performance; 12cm fan from 15dB(A)
- Sleeved cables
- Active PFC
- Excellent airflow, honeycomb grill
- Full range automatic
- Multiple safety features such as overvoltage and short-circuit protection
- Ball bearing fan
- Complies to WEEE & RoHS
By carefully selecting each and every component, Nexus aims at creating the best possible mix of components to make their power supplies as quiet as possible. Carefully balancing performance and noise levels to get the best of both worlds. Confident that their power supplies are leading the market when it comes to solid performance at the lowest possible noise levels.
The noise levels of the power supplies are tested in an ISO certified chamber. This chamber is the industry's standard for noise tests; with the background noise in such a chamber having as little as 15dB(A). Any product producing less noise then 15dB(A) cannot be measured. The graph below shows the noise levels at different loads.
The Nexus VALUE-430 power supply is guaranteed to provide you with over 80% efficiency. This means the power supply is using the power it is drawing from the wall outlet more efficiently and less electricity is wasted. Obviously this is better for the environment and it saves your electricity bill! Also, a more efficient power supply also results in a cooler power supply.
Finally, the Nexus Value 430 is slightly smaller than an ATX form factor power supply, so and it will fit in any ATX form factor computer case. This smaller size results in more space inside the PC for more/better airflow. The Value 430 has a length of just 12.5cm. Compared to regular ATX power supplies that is 1.5cm shorter and 4 to 5.5cm shorter than some modular power supplies.
|20+4-pin ATX Connector||Yes|
|ATX12V (4-pin) support||Yes|
|EPS12V (4+4-pin) support||Yes|
|PCI-E support||Yes, 1x 6+2-pin and 1x 6-pin|
|Number of floppy drive connectors||1|
|Number of hard drive connectors||6|
|Number of SATA power connectors||4|
|Master power on/off switch||Yes|
|Acoustic noise level||From 15.5 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|
|+12V1 maximum output current||20 A|
|+12V2 maximum output current||20 A|
|+12V3 maximum output current||20 A|
|+12V4 maximum output current||20 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|
Genuinely quiet PSU
Ordered the product yesterday - arrived today; good start. Easy fit (~5 mins).
Checked readings with a measurement app on the iPad:
PC off - desktop reading 37dB, floor (next to PC) 37dB (room background)
PC on, old stock PSU - desktop 43dB, floor 50dB
PC on, Nexus 430 PSU - desktop 38dB, floor 40dB
I've never heard myself type so loud! Fantastic product.
Great Price & Performance
Got this one as the Scythe 500W was out of stock and I was looking for something a bit cheaper than the Nesteq (fanless = silent, I have the older model) but better spec than the Red Wing cheapie (also quiet but not great efficiency). Came as described, slightly smaller than normal, fitted fine, leads nice and long. Runs virtually silent even in an older Thermaltake case with it above the CPU. The HD seek is about the noisiest now. Fine powering an AMD x2 250 and GT240.
Still running fine after 12 months. The fan on my Redwing died after 3 years service and the Nesteq stopped working after 18 months (as a B grade item had only 12 months warranty). I will now only buy PSU's with good reliability track record and high efficiency or 5 year warranty. So far so good with the Nexus.
Very pleased with this power supply - it arrived next day as promised and it is really amazingly QUIET as a mouse which is exactly why I bought it. Neatly packaged too, you will not be disappointed unless you are a gamer who needs a much bigger supply. A quality supply at a reasonable price, definite winner!
Lives up to the hype
Even when I switch off every other source of noise inside my PC, I still can't hear it.
Quietest PSU ever!
Awesome power supply - runs so quiet I can hear the heads on the discs moving! More cables than I know what to do with ;) Only downside is that the box runs a few degrees warmer than with previous (23dB) power supply (so lose a star for this).