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    Arrow Bitfenix Formula Gold 750W Review

    We're taking another look at the products of Bitfenix today, a company with very little market presence outside Europe. On tap for this week - the Formula Gold 750 watt model. This is a budget oriented model that promises to be as no frills as possible, yet with enough performance to do a good job.
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    Seems like a decent unit.
    Though I don't like how the Off Switch is connected.
    And the fan has a bit of tickering. Only have the 450W though...

    Still, for the price a pretty decent option especially since it has rather low fan RPM and OCP on +12V.

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    Very good unit for its price, period!

    Bitfenix is nailing it!

    The most value is hold, of course, by the 450 and 550W models. Those are just...unbeatable atm.
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    Now I imagine Wolf opening a bottle of premium champagne for receiving a unit without any Berg connector (the first ever?). Hope you didn't shower the PSU with it.

    Wait, I thought functionality points come off for non-modular units. While you did score against some cable-related stuff, you didn't for the non-modularity. Am I missing something?

    Also, having a price scoring based on one store won't yield the best results in Germany. The Focus Plus 750W costs about the same as the Bitfenix in other stores, but is 15 € more expensive at caseking.de.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeJunkie View Post
    Wait, I thought functionality points come off for non-modular units.
    They do, and they will. I'll fix it now. I have had a LOT on my mind lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeJunkie View Post
    Also, having a price scoring based on one store won't yield the best results in Germany. The Focus Plus 750W costs about the same as the Bitfenix in other stores, but is 15 € more expensive at caseking.de.
    The same problem applies normally as wolf only uses Newegg pricing and if Amazon is selling the unit for $15 cheaper then that PSU gets a worse value score, so value is very much a YMMV issue

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    I enjoyed the review, and I also wanted to say best wishes for your father!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf (in the review) View Post
    Most environments are never going to see fifty, or full power, much less both of those at the same time.
    So what about when it gets like this in your house?

    21199461_10155673926319704_1407440766055636951_o 99 deg F cousins house indoors 2017-09-01.jpg

    That was at my cousin's house a few miles from here, around the beginning of September. Our house was somewhat cooler though, probably in the mid to high 80s °F, or around 30°C.

    I remember one summer a number of years ago, when it got unseasonably warm - I remember seeing 117°F on the patio thermometer. I don't remember the exact indoor temperature, but from what I remember it felt like inside, I'm pretty sure it was at least 100-104°F / 38-40°C in the house!
    I think that was in the late 1990s or so. Oddly, I don't remember the "gutless wonder" PSUs our computers (my dad's and my bro's - I didn't have my own yet) were using at the time frying.
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    Oddly, I don't remember the "gutless wonder" PSUs our computers (my dad's and my bro's - I didn't have my own yet) were using at the time frying.
    Somehow I think those PCs' power consumption numbers were not very high...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuckles_56 View Post
    The same problem applies normally as wolf only uses Newegg pricing and if Amazon is selling the unit for $15 cheaper then that PSU gets a worse value score, so value is very much a YMMV issue
    I don't know how newegg compares to others, but here in Germany we have a huge online retailer that sells like 98 % of hardware at the best prices or too close to matter (mindfactory.de). If one uses a single retailer to compare prices, it should be that one.

    But maybe the review samples for German market units are sponsored by caseking.de?

    Still it's kind of an issue since prices affect the score.

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