The 1st Player NGDP 1000W is among the first PSUs to get the Cybenetics ATX v3.0 “Pass” badge. At the few online stores that I was able to find this unit, its price was low enough to trigger my interest. The ten-year warranty means that 1st Player is confident about its reliability, and the fact that each PSU has its own Chroma 8000 test report, is something that you don’t easily find in mass production units.
The 1st Player NGDP 1000W will be included in my best ATX v3.0 & PCIe 5.0 PSU picks article.
1st Player’s mother company is Helly Technology, a PSU OEM providing platforms to other brands besides 1st Player. Other OEMs sell their products under their name (e.g., Seasonic and Super Flower), but Helly prefers to do so under another name, and I cannot blame them for this since it creates less noise. When you are an OEM and also sell under your name, you have to support the brands that come to you to buy products, meaning that you cannot offer your products at lower prices than them, else you will create competition with them and, in the end, they will turn to another OEM.
The NGDP 1000 is Platinum certified at Cybenetics, and it also has the new ATX v3.0 “Pass” badge that this certification agency initiated recently. It also comes in a 1300W edition, which I evaluate in the future. All cables are modular and individual-sleeved, and the PSU’s dimensions are compact enough, with 140mm depth. Only the EVGA 1000 G7 has even smaller dimensions, measuring 130mm in length, but at some point, you lose more than what you gain when you downsize a PSU, with noise output being the first that comes to mind.
An interesting fact about the NGDP units is that 1st Player provides a MES ID Check, through which users can download a Chroma 8000 report for the unit they bought. This means that every PSU passes from a Chroma ATE system! The production must be small to be able to offer this service.
|Total Max. Power (W)||1000|