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EVGA looks to expand its horizons

We had a brief meeting with EVGA this morning where they discussed what to expect from the company in the next few months. The company is best known for its motherboard and graphics products, but the company is also looking to expand into the enthusiast power supply market.
EVGA had a prototype on hand which we took a few quick shots of. The company is being quite mum now about pricing and final specifications, but expect to see power supplies ranging from 650W up to the 1500W prototype pictured.

Another rather cool thing EVGA showed off was an Android app that will allow you to directly overclock your motherboard or graphics card. The Bluetooth OC app connects via… wait for it… Bluetooth, and allows full control over core clock, fan speed, and more.

We'll be bringing you more on the EVGA's latest endeavors, as they get closer to production.

Source: EVGA

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By StevoLincolnite on 1/10/2012 1:58:02 PM , Rating: 2
Overclocking via a phone via Bluuetooth seems like a novelty to me.
Bluetooth has such short range you might as well do it manually at the PC.

Still, props to EVGA entering the PSU market, hopefully they do a bit better than XFX and provide Corsair some much needed competition as a gamer brand.
I'm assuming these will be based on a seasonic design? If they have a 7 year warranty and are priced well, I'm willing to give them a shot.

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By Omega215D on 1/10/2012 2:13:24 PM , Rating: 2
I own an EVGA GPU and it's solid for the 3 years of ownership so I wouldn't doubt them getting into the PSU market. Though I'm not sure if there's any gain to entering it considering the other big players in a small market. The Precision software is great as well so this app sounds a bit interesting.

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By Cheesew1z69 on 1/10/2012 2:31:57 PM , Rating: 2
7 year warranty? LOL

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By dubldwn on 1/10/2012 3:33:35 PM , Rating: 2
7 year warranty?

Corsair has it.

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By StevoLincolnite on 1/10/2012 9:48:12 PM , Rating: 2
7 year warranty? LOL

You may laugh now.
But I have a 5 year old Corsair HX-620 in another machine which still has another 2 years left on the warranty.
It's never skipped a beat and has outlasted every single other component in that system, it's nice to know I still have another couple of years of warranty on it. ;)

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By chizow on 1/10/2012 4:10:57 PM , Rating: 2
XFX failed in the PSU market mainly because they didn't bother to produce any high-end PSUs of interest. They just put out some tacky looking value parts that failed to distinguish themselves from the rest of the mediocre PSUs in that range.

BFG actually put out some pretty solid units but just failed to catch on even though the units delivered. It just seemed like no one was willing to spend on the BFG units unless they were marked down considerably; at MSRP people often went with Corsair, Enermax, Antec etc.

EVGA does have a chance here though to chip away at Corsair's market if they provide quality PSUs, their launch models will need to be bulletproof though to help establish the brand. One huge bonus EVGA has is legendary customer service. Corsair is good too, but EVGA is just top notch.

Swap the PSU pics please?
By chizow on 1/10/2012 4:02:44 PM , Rating: 2
Those interested in the PSU would probably like to see the modular outputs, mainly the number of PCIe outputs and whether its fully or partially modular.

RE: Swap the PSU pics please?
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 1/10/2012 5:17:55 PM , Rating: 2
I've got the PSU upside down, but here's a larger shot of the thumbnail pic:

RE: Swap the PSU pics please?
By chizow on 1/10/2012 5:28:22 PM , Rating: 2
Cool thanks. :)

Looks like:

8xPCIE 8-pin
2xCPU 8-pin
MB 24-pin, USB output, fully modular design.

Everything you need for one of their 4-way SLI builds on that 1500W unit. Price point will be key, I think they offered a similar unit in the past based on the Antec TPQ 1200W OC platform, but not sure how it fared on the market.

EVGA PSU lineup
By stratosrally on 1/10/2012 6:21:47 PM , Rating: 2
EVGA has been making a PSU for quite a while:

RE: EVGA PSU lineup
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 1/10/2012 6:43:12 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, just a single PSU. They are introducing a more comprehensive lineup.

RE: EVGA PSU lineup
By chizow on 1/10/2012 6:43:08 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah that was their rebranded Antec TQP-1200W OC, even the sticker shows all that.

I think this new line-up is going to be built to EVGA's own specifications contracted to any of one of the big PSU OEMs (Seasonic, CWT, etc).

Basically they're copying Corsair's PSU business model, which has been very successful from what we've seen.

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