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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)
You guys forgot about the units before jonnyGURU - the ones with no letters. Those were kind of meh too. They were Topower 650/800/1000W. Also, even older than that were some 600W units that I think weren't Topower, but I don't remember who the OEM was. All I remember was that they were noisy!
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You guys forgot about the units before jonnyGURU - the ones with no letters. Those were kind of meh too. They were Topower 650/800/1000W. Also, even older than that were some 600W units that I think weren't Topower, but I don't remember who the OEM was. All I remember was that they were noisy!
Topower units haven't been out in a long time. I do remember they had ones that were the same as the Zumax x2's

I think those 600w's you're thinking of were ATNG. Though the platform is old, I can't remember what it was really.
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Yup, that was it. ATNG. I had purchased three of those way back before I even worked for BFG. Ended up getting rid of them because I didn't like them much - too noisy. Also had to RMA two of them. One was faulty and the other squealed. TBH they were refurbs off bfgstore.com and jonnyGURU later told me the sordid tale of why that happened.
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I remember when BFG's store had the refurbs on sale for $40 IIRC, it was a great price for a 600w unit, though I don't know if they were ever tested by a 3rd party to assure the quality of them.

I remember they had the first 5 or 6 units from that being bad, and then after that they had, at least, decent units for cheap.

EDIT: PC Perspective did a review of the unit (with just shy of a full 12v load) and it looked like a decent unit.
Though their site (PC Perspective's) doesn't load correctly for me (after their last update.)
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Heh, that review basically verifies that it was a noisy PSU.

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I remember when BFG's store had the refurbs on sale for $40 IIRC, it was a great price for a 600w unit, though I don't know if they were ever tested by a 3rd party to assure the quality of them.

I remember they had the first 5 or 6 units from that being bad, and then after that they had, at least, decent units for cheap.
Alright, here's the sordid tale. Basically the first people to jump on that deal (of which I was one) got mostly PSUs that were bad in some way. What happened was that all the returns got tested. The good PSUs went into the pile that was to be sold on bfgstore.com and the bad PSUs went into an RTV pile (Return To Vendor). Some vendor rep visited and was concerned that BFG was failing so many PSUs. So, he took it upon himself to "test" the RTV pile on behalf of BFG, and ended up declaring most of them as fine and adding them to the top of the "good" pile.

Apparently he used one of those cheap handheld testers.

Of course the first PSUs sold were pulled off the top.

Anyways this is what I recall, not that I was working there at the time.
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post #17 of 17
Ouch, that's crazy.

I wouldn't doubt it though; it's kinda a shot in someones pride to a see a large number of bad units sitting in an RTV pile.

It wasn't a bad unit persay, it was just a mediocre unit (for the most part.)
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