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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.
Daniel
CoolerMaster HAF 912 Case
Asus Sabertooth X58
i7-950 3.06 GHz LGA1366
CoolerMaster V6 GT CPU Fan
640GB SATA-III
Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600
BFG EX 1000
AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
 

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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.
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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Great articles, would love to know more about Zalman's line, but according to you, pretty positive my next supply will be a Seasonic! Amazing work as always, it's nice to see someone actually cracking these units open and busting the myths that have been bugging consumers forever. Keep up the excellent reviews
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How about AcBel?
 

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Good read, easy to understand with the analogy. Like previously said, wish you cover silverstone as well. They got lots of those big wattage power supplies and one of the cheapest.
 

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BTW - thanks for all the quick comments and info about PSU's you make, it is extremely helpful - curious as to why you have no profile on Silverstone up?

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Just an index page, no room at all in my sig--at all.
Don't reply to this, it's just going to be linked to in my sig.
 
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