Nexus RX-6500 650 Watt Silent Modular Power Supply
The Nexus RX-6500 is a fantastic modular power supply with enough power to run a good computer system that uses a modular cable system for better cable management inside your case.
Ease of Use, Performance: 5/5
Look & Feel: 5/5
How much I enjoy: 5/5
Recommendation: 5/5 Stars
The Nexus RX-6500 is a modular power supply with an 85 percent efficiency for money savings in a quiet and modular computer power supply. The RX-6500 has 650 watts of power available for your computer needs with a very quiet fan that is not audible above the rest of the components in my system.
The Nexus RX-6500 modular power supply is the bigger brother to my recent power supply review of the NX-5000 V1 but with a few extra features that do stand out. The RX-6500 is an 85 percent efficient power supply which means it’s using at least 85 percent of the power it draws and does not output it as heat.
Efficiency in a power supply is all about reducing heat and saving money so it is one important factor but another one is cable management. The RX-6500 uses four fixed connectors for the main power on your motherboard and a video card with the others being modular or removable.
The main power, motherboard power and a set of PCI-Express connectors are permanently fixed to the power supply and can supply the main power to your system. Four other cables will supply power to drives, a second graphics card and other peripherals and accessories.
The inside of the RX-6500 looks clean with great spacing, quality components and all the protection circuits a top quality power supply should have. There are no missing parts on the circuit board and just like the NX-5000 V1 a small circuit card with some of the protection circuits is on a smaller separate board that stands above the main circuit board.
The heat sinks are a decent sized aluminum and the main capacitors and coils are all good sized for the best in long term quality. The inside looks nice but the fan is one thing that amazes me more because of the lack of noise over the good looks.
I replaced a good power supply but the fan was a bit noisy, not enough to warrant a quick replacement but enough that I did notice it when my gaming computer was turned on. The RX-6500 modular power supply is now the quiet system with both of my computers being much quieter then previously.
My room fans here in the beginning of summer are now louder than my computers which is how I like it and I have had no problems with the RX-6500 modular power supply . I highly recommend the Nexus RX-6500 for a great mid-range power supply that can handle a good processor and video card up to a mid-range dual graphics card system.
Of course you will want to check your system to make sure you get a proper wattage power supply using a power supply calculator. Nexus carries a full line of higher, medium and lower wattage power supplies and the NX-6500 is yet another great power supply.
Very Quiet Fan
Good component placement
85% Energy Efficient