[ad#review1045-top]ThinkComputers liked BFG’s 800W and 680W units reviewed several months ago. These non-modular units were well-received by the enthusiast community and retailers. BFG is back with the EX series, in 1000W and 1200W variations. The EX series features modular connectors, a lifetime warranty, and a technique for drastically improving efficiency called Frequency Conversion. ThinkComputers has the review.
Features & Specifications
- ATX12V 2.2/EPS12V 2.91
- Quad +12V Rails
- Silent 135mm Intake Fan
- Efficiency: > 80% Typical
- MTBF: > 100,000 Hours at 25C, > 20,000 Hours at 40C
- 1000W Continuous Rated at 40C
- PCI Express Ready
- Safety Approval: UL, CB, TUV, CE and FCC
- Dimensions: 15cm x 8.6cm x 16.5cm (5.9″ x 3.4″ x 6.5″)
- +3.3V = 30A
- +5V = 30A
- +3.3V + 5V Max. Combined Wattage = 170W
- +12V1 = 36A
- +12V2 = 36A
- +12V3 = 36A
- +12V4 = 36A
- +12V Max. Combined Wattage = 984W
- -12V = 0.5A
- +5VSB = 3.0A
- -12V + 5VSB Max. Combined Wattage = 20W
Included In Box
- 1 x 1000 Watt Power Supply Unit
- 6 x Modular Cables
- 1 x US Power Cable
- 1 x Users Guide
- 4 x Mounting Screws
- 5 x Velcro straps
- 1 x 24-Pin (20+4-Pin) Motherboard Connector
- 1 x 4-Pin CPU 12V Power Connector
- 1 x 8-Pin CPU 12V Power Connector
- 3 x 6-Pin PCI Express Connectors
- 3 x 8-Pin (6+2-pin) PCI Express Connectors
- 6 x 4-pin Molex Connectors
- 2 x 4-Pin Floppy Connectors
- 12x SATA Connectors
The packaging for the BFG EX 1000W is the standard BFG PSU packaging: black exterior with a picture of the unit inside and the wattage plastered all over the box. Prominently displayed on the front are SLI and 80PLUS certification logos and some notes about the unit, including its quad 12V rails and lifetime warranty.
The rear shows simple instructions of how to replace a PSU, as well as some noise level and efficiency graphs. There’s also a more thorough explanation of the SLI and 80PLUS logos.
The unit is packed in bubble wrap and foam, and the modular cables and power cable pad it on the side, too. Included in the package is the PSU, screws, modular cables, and a power cable, plus documentation. There’s also some cable ties.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.