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Is 80$ for an quality 1000W a good deal?

post #1 of 16
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Hi.

I saw a BFG PSU, 1000W, in some page(Won't tell you, you will buy them all ). I saw it's reviews, they tell it's good quality, runs a bit hot but it's fine. Gives all its wattage. It's in some page, refurbished, at 80$. It comes in original box.

Is this a good deal??
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post #2 of 16
No. BFG is a dead company. It's not worth it. Want a cheap, high quality PSU? Get this. I love it and it's modular. People will say "only buy from corsair, antec and seasonic" but Mushkin makes awesome power supplies also.
Edited by Lostintyme - 2/3/11 at 4:19pm
    
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post #3 of 16
2 things to consider, it's refurbished, and no more warranty. I wouldnt do it personally.
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post #4 of 16
Where did you get the review? Look at a "real" PSU review, see if Jonny Guru has one.
On the other hand, un;ess you have a planned upgrade to a SR2 with tri SLI 580s, your current PSU is more than enough for your rig. I run mine off 750 watts, and when I was troubleshooting this 285 not functioning it was also running a GTX 260.
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post #6 of 16
A PSU is something you want a warranty for. If you get it refurb, you're not going to have a very good warranty, so if it blows... you're up a crick without a paddle. Spend more money on our PSU, you (tend to) get what you pay for.
    
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post #7 of 16
agree with going a different route, bfg dead and its a refurb 2 strikes against it imo, I want my psu new and not from a defunct company personally
    
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
Almost no one on OC uses over 1000w of power, even quad SLI 480s(which take more power than 580s) will only take about 710w from the PSU. But still, no harm in grabbing something you can use for the next 5 years(the Mushkin I've got has a 5 year warranty).
    
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post #10 of 16
I bought mine for $50, and that was probably barely a deal.
I've had no problems with mine though, for whatever that's worth.
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