Date: May 10th, 2007
Article by: Karl Van der Walt(Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Nexus
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION & WALKTHROUGH
Now more on the diagrams I mentioned earlier. These are the Diagrams directly off Nexus website but they are identical to the ones on the packaging. I chose to use these because they are clearer than the pictures I attempted to take of the ones on the box itself. As you can see all the cables can only be fitted into the correct places making connecting the modular cables very easy to do.
PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
After that fairly lengthy walkthrough, lets see just how well the NX-8060 performs during testing with the following:
CPU – Intel Pentium 4 3.0e socket 478 Prescott
Motherboard – PCChips M955G
RAM – 1gb Corsair TwinX 3200XLpro
GFX - 256mb Sapphire Radeon X1600Pro AGP (stock)
HDD1 - 200gb SATA Seagate Barracuda
HDD2 - 40gb IDE Seagate Barracuda
Optical - Aopen +/- DVD/RW
Installing a PSU is simple and straight forward so I'm not going to do a step by step installation guide here. With the PSU fitted into the case you will notice the absence of any stickers on the outward facing portion of the PSU. I am glad to see that Nexus has done this. Unnecessary stickers ruin the look of a windowed system in my opinion. The NX-8060 is clean looking and won't distract from all your neat flashy innards. Although this PSU is not very flashy looking I feel it would look good in a windowed case.
And, the modular cable system in action. You can also see the neat clip/removal system on the Molex connected to the optical drive in the bottom image.
On to the testing
I have tested the NX-8060 in every way I could think of over the period of a week and try as I might I could find no fault with it. My System is particularly quiet and even so I could not hear the PSU over my case fans, even at full load. This is definitely the most silent PSU I have tested (with the exception of fanless PSUs obviously).
As for the voltages, I used Speedfan and a digital test meter to test the stability of the rails. I do not possess the kind of equipment needed to properly test this kind of thing but what I can give you is what you as a potential user of this product can expect. This thing is a rock, it took everything I threw at it and didn't even flinch. The rails did not budge. Even with a test meter set to its most sensitive the fluctuations were virtually non-existent.
Results as follows:
As you can see, with fluctuations of barely 0.05 this thing is about as solid as a PSU can be.