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Just an index page, no room at all in my sig--at all.



Q&As:
July 2011 PSU Q&A
August 2011 PSU Q&A
September 2011 PSU Q&A

Polls:
What Wattage is Your PSU? 2011

Articles:
A message to the community
1kW PSU FAQ
On PSU Efficiency
On PSU Ripple
On PSU Voltages
On Motherboard & GPU VRMs
On Inductors

Myth Busting:
PSU "Amps" Myth
PSU "50% Load" Myth
PSU "Single/Multiple Rail" Myth

Brand Profiles:
On Thermaltake
On CoolerMaster
On Corsair
On SeaSonic
On PC Power & Cooling
On XFX
On Kingwin
On Rocketfish
On Antec

Dissections:
Antec TP-480 dissection (in progress)
Antec EA430 dissection
Antec High Current Pro 1200W Dissectoin



Don't reply to this, it's just going to be linked to in my sig.

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No silverstone?
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Asus DVD-RW Stock Windows 8.1 Pro | x64 
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB Samsung F3 1TB Seagate Barracuda 500GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair Force 3 F60 Seagate Barracuda 250GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB Samsung DVD-RW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Deep Cool Ice Blade Pro V2.0 Windows 8.1 Pro | x64 DELL P2314H DELL P2314H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
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NZXT Sentry 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 @ 3.4GHz  MSI Z77A G43 Inno3D GTX 470 Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB | 2x4GB | 9-9-9-24 | 1.5v 
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Asus DVD-RW Stock Windows 8.1 Pro | x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung PX2370 Samsung S20B300 Rapoo E9070 Silverstone ST50F-230 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Generic Generic Altec Lansing ATP3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 | 3.2GHz | 1.28v Asus P5KPL AM/PS Inno3D 9500GT Apacer 4GB | 2x2GB | 1.8v 
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what about fsp group?
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I'd love to see an article on Enermax, I don't have a clue on most of those units.
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And I'd like to see Silverstone too.
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I'd love to see an article on Enermax, I don't have a clue on most of those units.
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Jeez people, I can't write an article on every company ever. I'll get around to it eventually, ok?
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Hello, My question is on the BFG EX 1000 and the ripple issue exceeding ATX spec from a jonnyguru.com review which was done in 2009.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=151

I've recently also read that since then and prior to the company going out of business there was a revision of that PSU which installed larger capcitors that solved that issue. I have scoured the internet but have not seen a newer review after the revision. I'm curious if this actually was solved and if any reviews have been done after it?

http://www.ocia.net/reviews/bfgex1000/page6.shtml

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/...power_supply/9

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=811&page=6


At lower loads this PSU is great and totally efficient on every review I've read. Other than running hot at full load which it can handle, I'm more worried about the ripple suppression being over ATX spec.

I've purchased a BFG EX 1000 from Cyberpowerpc.com and learned of this problem afterward. I've also read that after the revision they were certified bronze.

http://www.80plus.org/manu/psu/psu_r...00W_Report.pdf

I read about the revision here.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?...light=bfg+1000

I hope someone from Overclock can further explain or help me figure this out.

Thank you in advance.
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Well I found out my answer from the JonnyGuru site from the site owner himself. BFG was liquidated approximately in Aug, 2010 They did in fact fix the ripple issue with more capacitance prior to going out of business. So OklahomaWolf will not be doing another test on the BFG EX 1000 since the company is now defunct and most likely no one else. BFG sold off the rest of the psu's and what's left in the market is what's still being sold currently.

Last quote from JonnyGuru site founder "There's nothing wrong with using the EX-1000, even if you push it to 1000W. It's not a poor quality unit and the ripple was only out of spec on Wolf's sample and only at full load and it was barely out of spec. Give me a break. You're talking like it's a Powmax or Deer or something." Unquote.

Got my answer on this thread I started on December 12, 2010.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7378

The BFG is in fact a decent kilowatt psu especially at low loads even surpassing some others in it's category. It does get hot at full loads but that doesn't shut it down and doesn't have anything to do with hurting the components in a computer. It's a great alternative for those on a tight budget and recommended to anyone needing 900 watts who wouldn't get to full load anyway.

Thanks for anyone who was looking into this. Thought I'd update this question and put it to rest. I'm keeping my BFG EX 1000 in my rig contently.
     
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so what is the best PSU at the current date? That will be enough for one 580 and slight overclock for i7.
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Originally Posted by Born4TheSky;11673745 
so what is the best PSU at the current date? That will be enough for one 580 and slight overclock for i7.

Any quality 550W, and please start your own thread if you have a question. This is an index page, and maybe a generalized comment/suggestion page, not a "post here with questions" page.
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