The SuperNOVA 1000 G5 costs about the same as the similar-capacity G3 model that it is destined to replace in EVGA’s portfolio. Unfortunately, its performance is not up to the G3 unit’s levels and to make matters worse, the overall noise output exceeds 43 dB(A), so this is not the ideal power supply for silent operating systems. U.S. tariffs put an end to EVGA’s close cooperation with Super Flower, so EVGA turned to FSP which is a good OEM with reliable products, but it cannot meet the performance levels of the Leadex platforms, used in the G3 models. EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G5 Pros Full power at 47 degrees Celsius Good ripple suppression (up to full load) Tight load regulation Long hold-up time Fully modular Compact dimensions Cons Noisy Increased Vampire Power Poor transient response 18AWG gauges Lower than 70% efficiency with 2% load No Alternative Sleep Mode support Ripple with 110% load Verdict EVGA’s 1000 G5 has acceptable performance, but the company’s own G3 1000 is much quieter and more efficient for about the same price. 3/5 $199.99Newegg (function(){ var shopLinkJsData = { event: ’10′, evars: {“eVar43″:”$199.99&#...