Specifications and Features
Nexus is well known for their silent products. They have everything from cases to cpu coolers and they all have one thing in common and that is…. SILENCE! Nexus focuses on silent products and have released alot of them lately which have turned out to be high quality products with the right price range. We were happy to recieve their new Nx-5000 PSU on the test bench so lets see if this PSU unit can follow the quality standards we expect from Nexus.
Check out their website, http://www.nexustek.nl/NXS-contactnexus.htm
Formfactor ATX 2.2
Dimensions 150x86x125mm / 5.9×3.4×4.9in
Wattage 530 Watt, single 12V rail
Efficiency meeting 80PLUS BRONZE standard (82%), Active PFC
Power input Full range automatic
Nexus® NX-5000 is an 530 Watt True Power PSU with a 82+ minimum efficiency. The NX-5000 has x-mesh sleeved cables,
Active PFC and is dead quiet. The noiselevel is as low as 15,5 dB(A) and the high quality 12 cm quiet fan will guarantee an
inaudible performance at all loads.
Fan 12 cm ball bearing fan, 15,5 dB(A)
Cabling with mesh sleeving
Connectors Power characteristics
Fixed connecors 20+4 pin motherboard connector +3.3V 24A
6+2 pin PCI-Express connector +5V 24A
4 pin connector +12V 41A
8 pin connector -12V 0.5A
6 pin PCI-Express connector +5VSB 2.5A
6x SATA connector
6x 4 pin Molex connector
2x Floppy connector
The Nexus NX-5000 power supply is guaranteed to provide you with over 82% efficiency (see graph elsewhere on this page). This means the power supply is using the power it is drawing from the wall outlet more efficiently and less electricity is wasted. Obviously this is better for the environment and it saves you on your electricity Bill! A more efficient power supply also results in a cooler power supply. So less cooling is needed and we are able to make the power supply even quieter. It’s a win win situation.
By carefully selecting each component we aim at creating the best possible of mix of components to make our power supplies as silent as possible. We are confident that our power supplies are leading the market when it comes to solid performance at the lowest possible noise level. When we test the noise level we do this in a ISO-certified chamber for noise tests. It is important to know that the background noise in such a chamber is a little over 15 dB(A). These are the best possible conditions for these tests and hence you should always be aware when a manufacturer is claiming dB(A) values lower then 15 dB(A). Because how are they able to measure this?
Messy Cables interfere too much with the airflow inside your PC. The NX-5000 cables are sleeved with a quality black and white X-mesh for a clean good look.
Active PC Circuit
Power Factor Correction (PFC) allows the power distribution system to operate at maximum efficiency. This does not so much influence your electricity bill but it will also reduce energy consumption at the side of the power provider so it is contributing to using our planets resources better and more carefull. Active PFC is technically more complex then passive PFC and matches the overall high quality standard and reliability of this Nexus power supplies.
Full Range Automatic
This power supply can be used on 115VAC and 230VAC input power. Selection is automatically made no voltage selection has to be set. Just plug in and go.
The unit comes in a box that has a very “clean” look to it, on the front there is a picture of the unit and the Nexus logo while on the back they have listed the main features of this PSU.