1st Player NGDP 850W PSU Review

The 1st Player NGDP 850W is an ATX v3.1 compliant power supply, made by Helly Technologies. A not so known OEM, which however offers good products. Besides Cybenetics Platinum efficiency, this unit is also Cybenetics A noise rated, meaning that it has a quiet operation. 

The 1st Player NGDP 850W will be included in my best ATX v3.x & PCIe 5.x 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 so as not to compromise its OEM business by keeping a low profile. Selling products using your home brand can result in higher profits, but you also have to handle RMA and, in general, support, which complicates things. This is why most factories prefer the OEM business to the retail one.

The 1st Player NGDP 850W is the third member of the corresponding line that I will evaluate, achieving a Cybenetics Platinum efficiency rating at 115V and 230V and a Cybenetics A noise rating, which translates to an average noise output within the 20-25 dBA region. This is a fully modular PSU with compact dimensions thanks to the 140mm length and an ATX v3.1 compliance rating, which Cybenetics confirms. The provided warranty is ten years long, and the weirdest fact about the NGDP PSUs is that their manufacturer claims that they can deliver their full power at high altitudes, above 5000 meters! 1st Player claims that the difficulty factor of providing full power at 5000 meters is 20% higher than that of 2000 meters altitude. To your surprise, density altitude not only affects airplane performance but also impacts the reliability and performance of electronic devices.

At higher altitudes, you can meet the following problems because of the less dense air:

  • Lower dielectric strength can lead to insulation breakdown
  • Less effective cooling
  • Mediocre voltage regulation because the power transmission and distribution lines may have higher volts
Technical Specifications:
  • Manufacturer (OEM): Helly Technology
  • Max Power: 850W
  • Cybenetics Efficiency: [115V] Cybenetics Platinum (89-91%) [230V]Cybenetics Platinum (91-93%)
  • Noise [115V]: Cybenetics A (20-25 dB[A])
  • Compliance: ATX v3.1, EPS 2.92
  • Operating Temperature (Continuous Full Load): 0 – 40 °C
  • Alternative Low Power Mode support: Yes
  • Power 12V combined: 849.6W
  • Number of 12V rails: 1
  • Power 5V + 3.3v: 120W
  • Power 5VSB: 15W
  • Cooling: 120mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan (HA1225M12F-Z)
  • Semi-Passive Operation: ✓ (selectable)
  • Modular Design: Yes (Fully)
  • High Power Connectors: 2x EPS (2x cables), 3x PCIe 6+2 pin (3x cables), 1x PCIe 12+4 pin (600W)
  • Peripheral Connectors: 8x SATA (2x cables), 4x 4-pin Molex (1x cable)
  • ATX Cable Length: 610mm
  • EPS Cable Length: 650mm
  • 6+2 pin PCIe Cable Length: 600mm
  • 12+4 pin PCIe Cable Length: 710mm
  • Distance between SATA / 4-pin Molex: 145mm
  • In-cable capacitors: No
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 150 mm x 86 mm x 140mm
  • Weight: 1.44 kg (3.17 lb)
  • Warranty: ten years
  • Street price (excluding VAT): no info

Power Specifications

Rail 3.3V 5V 12V 5VSB -12V
Max. Power Amps 22 22 70.8 3 0.3
Watts 120 849.6 15 3.6
Total Max. Power (W) 850
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3 thoughts on “1st Player NGDP 850W PSU Review

  1. Aris did you have or receive some ASUS Prime PSU that based on CWT GPX is that good enough as ATX 3.0 psu ?

  2. I found this psu in local online marketplace and it’s about $105,63 (current currency). I was a bit skeptical first because it’s have newest feature in a cheap price. But glad i found this positive review, can’t wait for my next pc build

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