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    Default BitFenix Formula Gold 450W review @ Tomshardware

    BitFenix's Formula Gold power supplies are aimed at builders without a lot of money to spend, but who still want high quality and efficient operation. The entry-level BF450G model sells for about $60. Although it's not the cheapest 450W option out there, we're impressed with its 80 PLUS Gold and ETA-A certifications. Moreover, a LAMBDA-A++ badge from Cybenetics means the BF450G also runs quietly. You can certainly find good PSUs for less money and higher-performance ones for a bit more. But the BitFenix BF450G earns our recommendation for striking a compelling balance in an otherwise cost-sensitive space. It's only a shame that all of this power supply's cables are fixed, complicating cable management a bit.
    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...pply,5614.html

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    It's a shame that the 550W model is usually about the same price

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    The only negative thing I can say about this unit is the rather cheapish case.
    Except for that, I don't have any complaints...




    Of course, RGB LED!!!111

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    Something I am wondering about, regarding to all information (at Tom's or Cybenetics) by Aris, he states the fan is actually rifle bearing, but Bitfenix itself is stating it is FDB fan, but as always, this is strictly OEM fan with little to none information about it.

    Maybe a typo? Or just a corporate miss-leading marketing?
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    I see...meh, tired of this marketing misleading nonsense, but thankful you are here and that you care about these details.

    I hope it is at least somehow higher quality rifle bearing fan and that it will serve even if I sell it one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crmaris View Post

    Is this bearing sintered?
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    Last edited by ashiekh; 07-20-2018 at 11:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Is this bearing sintered?
    I've been in fabrication and have not used that word before.

    Google tells me that you may not be using the term correctly.

    Do you mean to say that the bearing is formed using a sintering process?

    Interesting theory, but a bit off topic.

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    http://www.technoslide.com/articles/...d-bearing.html

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...gs&FORM=HDRSC2


    A sintered bearing is porous and so does not need rifling

    I attached the picture as it looks sintered

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    Ah.. Ok. I've not seen that term used that way before.

    The bearing in your attachment is rifled. It's not pouros, therefore not sintered.

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