Nexus RX-5300 530W PSU
Posted on: 04.03.2010 01:00:00

For the purpose of this review I will be installing the Nexus RX-5000 into the following system.

To test the Nexus RX-5300 I will measure the power rails at idle and load with a digital volt meter to see what the deviation on any given rail is whilst the pc is at what I believe to be the maximum load I can put onto the power supply. I will check the 3.3v, 5v and 12v power rails. The 3.3v and 5v will be measured directly from the motherboard power connector and as the 12v is distributed around several components I will measure it at the graphics card, motherboard atx connector and optical drive to see if there is any significant difference due to different loads and modular connections etc. For the load tests I will run stress prime to put max load on the cpu, copy a large amount of files from one place to another to load up the hard drives, burn a cd and run Ati tools artefact scanner to load up the graphics card. This should, I believe, put about as much load on the power supply as this system can.

Fitting the Nexus RX5300 was a breeze thanks to the fewer cables fitted over a non modular power supply. Once it was crewed into the chassis I only needed to fit 2 cables, one sata the other Molex and connected everything up and powered up, the RX5300 is certainly quiet in use I cannot hear it over the slight hum of the chassis / CPU fanís.

(editorís note:† You messy Git :P)

Once it was up and running I set about resting it, results as follows.

It would appear Nexus have done it yet again, no less than I expected truth be told, as you can see none of the rails deviated by any amount worth mentioning, again it would appear that the Nexus RX-5300 is more than capable and will no doubt be able to power a PC far more power hungry than the one I used to test it.

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