Nexus NX-5000 V1 550 Watt Real Silent Power Supply
The Nexus V1 NX-5000 V1 is the next generation of ATX silent power supply that features 85 percent efficiency and low noise levels that make for a great power supply for a quite computer system.
Ease of Use, Performance: 4/5
Look & Feel: 4/5
How much I enjoy: 4/5
Recommendation: 4/5 Stars
After eight years of building computers from parts I have received for review I have had one power supply die on me in use in a computer and it was not a new one. The PSU that died was over six years old and I have not had any other power supplies die on me or become nonfunctional in that time.
I have reviewed 9 power supplies and have only had one go bad but several have been working for years in a variety of systems I have been using on a daily basis. The Nexus NX-5000 is a 550 watt silent power supply that has a well-built system including the nice filtering and protection needed for modern computers and their protection should something go wrong.
The Nexus NX-5000 has all the right components and features that good long lasting power supplies need including a two year warranty and 85 percent efficiency. The NX-5000 is certified as 80 Plus Silver specifications for efficiency with over 85 percent efficiency.
This efficiency means that the power supply is using at least 85 percent of the energy its drawing out of your home for power to your computer instead of heat. When a cheaper power supply is less efficient it wastes your electricity as heat out of the power supply instead of delivering that power to your computer.
Good power supplies also have many features to protect your computer and to prevent dangerous fires if and or when a power supply should fail. Protection circuits inside a power supply are easily identifiable and are often built onto the main circuit board but often can be missing some of the components to keep the cost down.
The first up in protection is transient filtering and the various over and under voltage and current protections that good power supplies have. This power supply has no empty spots where the circuits were supposed to go and all the circuits are there with good quality components.
Part of the protection circuitry is on a separate board that helps to keep it away from the heat so they didn’t cram everything on the one circuit board. The power supply inside looks good with decent sized heat sinks made of aluminum and components that are well spaced.
Good component location and well-spaced components lead to better heat removal using the fan and that fan is whisper quiet. The NX-5000 fan is quieter than other components in the system like the hard drive and CPU cooler fan.
The NX-5000 has a non-modular design with the sleeved cables being permanently attached and soldered to the main circuit board. The NX-5000 V1 has the usual computer motherboard cables, two sets of SATA cables and a set of PCI-express cables.
The Nexus NX-5000 is capable of running a PCI-Express graphics card that requires two six pin power connections along with multiple hard drives and optical drives. The PSU has plenty of Molex connectors for addition peripherals inside like fans and liquid cooling systems.
I have had the NX-5000 Silent Power Supply installed in my work computer for a month without any problems and the PSU has been running smoothly. The guaranteed 85 percent efficient NX-5000 power supply from Nexus works great and is an excellent option for single graphics card systems.
Even though I do not test power supplies using sophisticated PSU testing systems my review does just what a normal customer would. I install the PSU and put it through normal day to day use as well as poke around under the hood to see what circuits are there and any that are skimped on.
The NX-5000 skimps on nothing with quality components and a 24 month warranty for those times when you may need it but from my record I have not had a problem in the past with this brand at all. I highly recommend the NX-5000 V1 Silent Power Supply from Nexus as a great Real Silent Compact ATX Power Supply that works well.
Certified 85 percent Efficiency
ErP2013 .5 watts power while on Standby
Non Modular cables limit system