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BFG ES-800W PSU


by Grace - 18th June 2008
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Introduction


BFG, a company renowned as a VGA card manufacturer have recently released several PSU products, mostly aimed towards enthusiasts and power users. Today we will review one of their higher end units, the ES series 800W power supply.

The ES series are not modular supplies they are designed to deliver great electrical performance and today we will put the unit through its paces to see how it holds up.

Manufacturer Features and Specifications

ES-800 Power Supply

Specifications
  • ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91
  • Quad +12V Rails
  • Silent 138mm Intake Fan
  • Efficiency: > 80% Typical
  • MTBF: > 100,000 Hours at 25°C, 20,000 Hours at 40°C
  • 800W Continuous Rated at 40°C
  • PCI Express Ready
  • Safety Approval: UL, CB, TUV, CE and FCC
  • Dimensions: 15cm x 8.6cm x 16.5cm (5.9" W x 3.4" H x 6.5" D)
DC Output
  • +3.3V = 30A
  • +5V = 30A
  • +3.3V + 5V Max. Combined Wattage = 170W
  • +12V1 = 22A
  • +12V2 = 22A
  • +12V3 = 36A
  • +12V4 = 36A
  • +12V Max. Combined Wattage = 780W
  • -12V = 0.5A
  • +5VSB = 3.0A
  • -12V + 5VSB Max. Combined Wattage = 20W
Connections
  • 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
  • 2 x 6-Pin PCI Express Connectors
  • 2 x 8-Pin (6+2-Pin) PCI Express Connectors
  • 6 x 4-Pin Molex Connectors
  • 2 x Floppy Power Connectors
  • 6 x SATA Connectors

Packaging and Bundle


 

The BFG ES PSU is supplied in a subtle cardboard box, with no artwork apart from a simple picture of the unit. The box is sturdy and the unit is held between two thick Styrofoam pieces, this package will provide more than ample protection during shipping. The bundle is nothing out of the ordinary; however BFG have added a set of 5 black cable straps as well as a basic bundle of screws, AC cable and a manual.
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