Technologies is a brand most of us are familiar with when talking about
video cards. Not too many people are aware that they have a decent
selection of power supplies, from their 530W to the 650W I'm reviewing
is the first BFG power supply I've ever reviewed. In fact, this might
be the first BFG power supply I've ever had in my hands. This
particular unit is built by Topower. I don't believe the previous
models from BFG were, and judging by the use of the term "Noise Killer"
to describe the fans in the older models, versus the term "Silent
Control Technology" used on this one, I think the older models might
have been made by Sparkle. Don't quote me on that, though.
Inside we see
very typical signs of a Topower unit. The bubble-bag. The size and
shape of the stickers on the packaging and unit itself, the velcro
straps (shown below.) But which Topower unit is this based on?
the power supply was removed from the bubble-bag, it was obvious to me
which Topower power supply this was. The dead give away was the blue
"Turbo Fan Switch" on the back of the power supply. This button
switches the fan between full RPM and a thermostatically controlled RPM
and is the exact same "Turbo Fan Switch" as the ePower Zumax X3
is, of course, the retail brand of Topower. The two companies are one
in the same. My only problem with the similarity between the Zumax and
BFG models is the price.
BFG Tech 650W will run you $120.49 at Chiefvalue. Not really a bad
price, but the ePower 650W will run you a mere $66 at eWiz or $70 at
xPCgear or $74 at Mwave.
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