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would a bfg 550w power supply with 85% efficiency be enough to run a Ati Radeon 5850 overclocked, asus p6x58d preimium mobo with a i7 930 @ 4.0GHz, and a hdd and disk drive and fans and what not
post #2 of 17
Are you buying it or do you already have it lying around? Give it a shot if the latter. Mine struggles with furmark to sustain my 940BE w/ 10%OC and my GTX 285OC. Everyday use, and gaming, are fine.
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my friend is upgrading his old pc with my parts and he has that power supply hes planing to get a new one but thats all he gots for now. so he should just run stock for a bit untill he upgrades his psu?

Edit: then again isnt the 1366 socket/series boards more efficient in power consumption
post #4 of 17
Yeah, that should be fine.

There's actually 4 BFG 550w's though, which one do you have?
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by vmatt1203 View Post
my friend is upgrading his old pc with my parts and he has that power supply hes planing to get a new one but thats all he gots for now. so he should just run stock for a bit untill he upgrades his psu?

Edit: then again isnt the 1366 socket/series boards more efficient in power consumption
I'm pretty sure the i7 AND the 5850 are going to run more efficient than my setup. Just saying though because power consumption wise our setups would be similar, and I do get by... just not at furmark loads.
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post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by vmatt1203 View Post
Replace it, it's not worth it.

12v amperage, is low.
Build quality, is low.
DC Output quality, is poor.

Everything about it, is a bag of bleh.
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post #8 of 17
The BFG GS series was crap. Not the worst thing ever made, but definitely worth skipping.

A shame too. 90% of the units they sold were GS, and they were crappy enough to ruin BFG's PSU reputation. But the MX and ES and EX and all the rest of their units were pretty solid.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
The BFG GS series was crap. Not the worst thing ever made, but definitely worth skipping.

A shame too. 90% of the units they sold were GS, and they were crappy enough to ruin BFG's PSU reputation. But the MX and ES and EX and all the rest of their units were pretty solid.
MX, LS, ES, & EX were all good. (You forgot LS, which were MX without being modular, besides the LS550 v1, which was a Forepoint unit, and a bit better than the Enhance LS550 v2)

Not the greatest units available, but most were worthy of a recommendation.
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I knew there was one I was missing.
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