We have before us two new additions to the Nox Hummer family of power supplies, which are fully modular and have the 80 Plus Gold certification, which guarantees energy efficiency close to 87%. Nox promises us that both power supplies are designed to provide stable voltage and long life.
Nox Hummer X 850 W Plus Gold
The first source of these 80 PLUS Gold certified power supplies is an ATX 12V 2.32 & EPS 12V 2.91 / 2.92 type power supply with active PFC. Which, as its name suggests, offers a power of 850 W. Its dimensions are 150 mm x 87 mm x 161 mm and its weight of 2.25 Kg.
Regarding the protections, this power supply has protection against overvoltage (OVP), short circuit (SCP), undervoltage (UVP) and overheating (OTP). Additionally, to keep the fountain cool, it has a built-in 120mm fan with speed control at the top that allows it to operate at very low noise levels.
If we go to its energy specifications then we are faced with a power supply that works with the classic input voltages between 100 V and 240 V AC and the also usual frequency between 63 Hz and 47 Hz. All accompanied by an amperage included between 15 and 6 amps. As for its output specifications, you can see them in the following table:
Nox Hummer X 1000 W Plus Gold
The 1000 W version has the same general specifications as the 850 W model, since its dimensions are exactly the same, 150 mm x 87 mm x 161 mm, and its weight of 2.25 kg as well. This is also the same type of ATX power supply as the 850W model, and like this one, it is a fully modular power supply with the same interconnects.
Without entering the differential part yet, as it is evident that it also has protection against overvoltage (OVP), short circuit (SCP), undervoltage (UVP) and overheating (OTP) And it uses the same 120mm fan as the 850W model to keep the power cool and the same as the 850W model is designed to be as quiet as possible most of the time.
So the only part that differentiates the two models is the maximum power offered, which in this case is 1000 W and the different output powers. Since the input specifications are common to all power supplies. Here are the energy specifications of this powerful power supply:
|Max voltage Departure||+12 V||+ 3.3 V||+ 5V||-12V||+5 VSB|
|Max current Departure||81 A||20 A||20 A||0.2 A||3 A|
|Power comb. Maximum||92 W||100W||100W||2.4 W||15 W|
|Maximum power||1000 W||1000 W||1000 W||1000 W||1000 W|
Fully modular designs
Both sources are fully modular and have the following interconnections.
- 1 ATX 24 pin connector, length 570 mm
- 2 EPS connectors of +12 Volts of 4 + 4 pins each and a length of 670 mm
- 4 PCI Express connectors of 6 + 2 pins each. Two of them are 530mm long and the others are slightly longer at 630mm long.
- 9 SATA connectors 530 mm long.
- 3 MOLEX connectors with 4 pins and 530 mm in length.
- 2 EPS 12 V connectors.
Another strong point is its flat, fully modular, extra long and high quality wiring. This facilitates the assembly of these power supplies. Plus, being modular allows us to avoid all those cables that we don’t use, allowing us to have a PC with minimal internal wiring that is cleaner and more tidy.
The 80 Plus Gold certification, is it the best for a gaming PC?
The 850 W and 1000 W models are designed for the most demanding users of the PC world. Those who are going to need high power in their systems equipped with the most powerful graphics cards and AMD or Intel processors with more cores on the market. Components which, in combination, have very high consumption levels.
As we have to build more and more powerful systems and therefore evolve more and more in terms of consumption, this is when the certification used becomes more important. This is why the folks at Nox designed their Nox Hummer X 850W and 1000W power supplies with 80 Plus Gold certification, resulting in near 90% energy efficiency. This is important in these times when the cost of electricity has increased due to taxes resulting from climate change policies.
Having such a level of energy efficiency reduces electricity consumption and therefore saves energy. This allows us to reduce the electricity bill and therefore save money compared to other less efficient energy sources. With that fact alone, compared to power supplies with lower wattage certifications, you end up justifying the price of these power supplies because better certification saves money in the long run.
It is important to note that while the 80 Plus Gold certification is not the most effective, it is the one that gives the best value for money, so the sources that include it end up being the ones that save money. ‘energy. pay faster than others with a lower level of efficiency.
Pricing and availability
The Nox Hummer X 850 W Gold Edition will launch with a suggested retail price of $ 129.90, while the Nox Hummer X 1000 W will be slightly more expensive, since it will be available for $ 154.90. Its availability? They will be available during this month of July 2021. So if you want to mount a PC with these power supplies, stay tuned to your favorite component stores.