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Quick question - evga 550w g2 vs g3

hey everyone,
There's currently 5$ difference between the two versions on amazon and I was wondering which one should i get?
I dont mind paying extra 5$ I just wanted to know if the g3 indeed is better?

Update: If it matters Im going to get intel i5 7600k and gigabyte gtx 1070 + noctua nh d15 cooler

Thanks :D
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  1. 750 G3: 10-9.5-9.5-10.0
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=500

    750 G2 10-10-9.5-9.5
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=380

    The G3, at least in this size range, had the better build quality (4th number)
  2. JackNaylorPE said:
    750 G3: 10-9.5-9.5-10.0
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=500

    750 G2 10-10-9.5-9.5
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=380

    The G3, at least in this size range, had the better build quality (4th number)


    I see, but as the title said im looking for a 550 w psu... Does the g3 still have the upper hand?
  3. I known what the title said ... But I am not going to just make up an opinion based upon documentation that isn't available, or quoted from EVGA advertising. As there are no reviews for the G3 in that size range that's going to be the best apples and apples comparison you are going to get at this time. Of course if ya would like to buy one and send it to Jonny for review, then you could compare it with this one which scored 10s across the board. :)

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=440

    The 500, 650 and 750 aG3's re all made on the same Super Flower Leadex II Gold platform, the G2s were made on the Super Flower Leadex Gold platform.

    550 models G2 / G3 7 year warrantees, larger models (750 and up) have 10 years
  4. JackNaylorPE said:
    I known what the title said ... But I am not going to just make up an opinion based upon documentation that isn't available, or quoted from EVGA advertising. As there are no reviews for the G3 in that size range that's going to be the best apples and apples comparison you are going to get at this time. Of course if ya would like to buy one and send it to Jonny for review, then you could compare it with this one which scored 10s across the board. :)

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=440

    The 500, 650 and 750 aG3's re all made on the same Super Flower Leadex II Gold platform, the G2s were made on the Super Flower Leadex Gold platform.

    550 models G2 / G3 7 year warrantees, larger models (750 and up) have 10 years



    Thanks for your answer! You got me a bit confused... which one of them do you think is better? I'm sure the g3 has been tested for a while now considering its out for a couple of months now..
  5. Best answer
    I don't have any means to make a comparison based upon the information available other than what was already provided. To draw a definitive conclusion on the 550, we'd need the same reviewer from a trusted site to test both the G2 and the G3. That has not happened.

    It may have been tested but no site that most enthusiasts consider reliable has tested both (to my knowledge), so as to provide an apples and apples comparison. One of the reasons I have no faith in Tier lists is that a model line may be supplied by different OEMs or based upon different OEM platforms.

    However, here we find that the 550 and the 750 are both from the same OEM and are on the same OEM platform for the G2s as well as the G3s. It is therefore reasonable to assume that the component sourcing / quality and skill of the assembly technicians are comparable within each platform.

    In the leadex series, we have:

    Leadex Gold
    Leadex Gold GT
    Leadex Gold GTX
    Leadex II Gold
    Leadex Platinum
    Leadex Platinum GT
    Leadex Platinum GTX
    Leadex Titanium
    Leadex Titanium GT
    Leadex Titanium GTX

    EVGA doesn't make a single power supply. OEMs build PSUs for various vendors and oft two brand / models vary by little more than their decals.

    For example, the Antec High Current Gamer (M) 400-620, XFX Core 450-550, XFX TS 550 Bronze, Seasonic S12II Bronze, Seasonic M12II Bronze 520-620 all vary little more than their ratings and appearance. They all were made on Seasonic's GB Bronze production line using the same componenty and built by the same technicians. Sometimes there will be slight variances by rarely of major significance as inventory control would be a nightmare. .And when it's the same vendor, this is even more true.

    When ya have to worry is when ...

    Corsair HX650 was made on the Seasonic G platform
    Corsair HX750/850 was made on the CWT PUQ G platform
    Corsair HX1050 was made on the CWT DSG platform

    So in this case it would be a very sloppy inference to draw conclusions from the 750 and try and apply them to the 650 as they were made by different companies. Similarly, it would be a very sloppy inference to draw conclusions from the 750 and try and apply them to the 1050 as they were made on different platforms.

    OTOH, it would be quite reasonable to draw conclusions from the 750 and try and apply them to the 850 as they were made by the same OEM on the same platform. keep in mind however that you can also see differences over time as product sourcing may change and even from two units coming sequentially off the production line
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