1st Player NGDP 1000W PSU Review

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.




Technical Specifications:
  • Manufacturer (OEM): Helly Technology
  • Max Power: 1000W
  • Cybenetics Efficiency: [115V] Cybenetics Platinum (89-91%)
  • 80 Plus Efficiency: Platinum
  • Noise [115V]: Cybenetics Standard++ (30-35 dB[A])
  • Compliance: ATX v3.0, EPS 2.92
  • Operating Temperature (Continuous Full Load): 0 – 40°C
  • Alternative Low Power Mode support: Yes
  • Power 12V combined: 1000W
  • Number of 12V rails: 1
  • Power 5V + 3.3v: 120W
  • Power 5VSB: 15W
  • Cooling: 120mm Double Ball Bearing Fan (D12BH-12)
  • Semi-Passive Operation: ✓ (selectable)
  • Modular Design: Yes (Fully)
  • High Power Connectors: 2x EPS (2x cables), 4x PCIe 6+2 pin (4x cables), 1x PCIe 12+4 pin (600W)
  • Peripheral Connectors: 16x SATA (5x cables), 5x 4-pin Molex (2x cables)
  • ATX Cable Length: 610mm
  • EPS Cable Length:650mm
  • 6+2 pin PCIe Cable Length: 600mm
  • 12+4 pin PCIe Cable Length: 720mm
  • Distance between SATA / 4-pin Molex: 150mm
  • In-cable capacitors: No
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 150 mm x 85 mm x 140mm
  • Weight: 1.66 kg (3.66 lb)
  • Warranty: ten years
  • Street price (excluding VAT): $189 (1300W model: $229), +$10 for white version

Power Specifications

Rail 3.3V 5V 12V 5VSB -12V
Max. Power Amps 20 20 83 3 0.3
Watts 120 996 15 3.6
Total Max. Power (W) 1000
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13 thoughts on “1st Player NGDP 1000W PSU Review

  1. Zeppelin67

    Is the same OEM for Antec NeoECO NE1000G M ATX 3.0 and this one.

    My comment dissapeared?

  2. Hey,

    I was searching information about the Antec Neo Eco NE1000G M and looks like they use the OEM (Helly Technology). Antec even has a 1300W version too, like 1stplayer does, so it may be based in the same platform than this PSU, do you know if this information is true?

    I bought the Antec one as i was in need of a compact PSU, plus got it pretty cheap (Less than 160USD). I was worried about the quality of the PSU as i couldn’t find any proper review of it, but reading this one and the price i paid, if the OEM is Helly Technology i think i made a good decision.

    The Antec one uses a FDB fan tho, should i be worried for the fans as you said ”fluid dynamic is less tolerant to heat.” or about the FETs?

    Thank you very much!

    1. I am not sure if it uses the same platform as this one, because I don’t have close relations with Antec.
      Helly proved to be a good OEM so far. FDB fans are ok for normal use.

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