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post #1 of 21
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Well, I was browsing through PSUs, and I noticed that BFG PSUs are ridiculously cheap:
http://www.buy.com/prod/bfg-tech-800...204696870.html
http://www.buy.com/prod/bfg-tech-650...204696869.html
650W for 50
800W for 80
Are they good quality?
It seems too good of a deal...
    
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The olds BFGs aren't bad but the only BFG psu that is worth buying would be the new ES-800 made by Andyson. Here is a review for the BFG650. It has bad voltage regulation and efficiency and performance under high temperatures are disappointing. Normally I would stay away from them but for $50 and a lifetime warranty, it is tempting to buy one. Keep in mind, the 650 only has 38A on the 12V rail which is more like a 500W modern psu from Corsair or Silverstone and other well built units and the 800 is closer to a 650-700W modern psu with 54A.
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Prices are good and they are not bad PSUs at all!
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post #4 of 21
Based on the information, that 800W looks like a real 650W PSU. With the same price, I would go for Corsair 650TX.
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
Based on the information, that 800W looks like a real 650W PSU. With the same price, I would go for Corsair 650TX.
I forgot the 650 was still under $80 . Much better psu for the same price and almost the same power on the 12V rail.
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post #6 of 21
Wheres JohnnyGuru. I thought he worked for BFG . Out of the two I would definately go for the corsair.
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Wheres JohnnyGuru. I thought he worked for BFG . Out of the two I would definately go for the corsair.
He only stops by occasionally here, he's got his own forums to run . And yes he does work for BFG now (not until after these were released) and he's the reason that the ES-800 is such a great psu and why BFG have a couple mid-range psus coming soon that should be pretty nice.
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post #8 of 21
i use the 800watt bfg model and its absolutely great except its a little on the loud side
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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
Based on the information, that 800W looks like a real 650W PSU.
Based on WHAT information? Seriously? Incorrect information that's for sure....

The "old" BFG 800W was based off a Topower 800W, continuous rated at 40°C. APFC and it's actually 80 Plus certified under the OEM's model #.

Some "Old" BFG 800W PSU reviews:

Harware Secrets: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/525

Hardware Canucks: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...ly-review.html

Hardware Logic: http://hardwarelogic.com/news/136/AR...008-01-03.html

The old stuff is cheap because I came on board and cleaned house. So now I just have the new ES-800 and I'll have a couple LS & MX units coming out next month or so.
post #10 of 21
In his defense, he probably meant when you compare the 12V rail output to the newer stuff, it is more like a 650W. And wow, I didn't know there was such a difference in performance between the 650 and 800. The 650 you tested was crap and the 800 did pretty well.
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