BFG GS-500 500W ATX Power Supply Unit £39.99 @ Play
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BFG GS-500 500W ATX Power Supply Unit £39.99 @ Play

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Found 31st Jul 2009
As described get your pre-order in now, obviously no good for high end xfire/sli rigs but everything else will do just fine and 3 yr warrenty, seems to be rare sensibly priced quality psu's at the moment.
Ordered me one as soon as i saw it,

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sry i clicked lukewarm by accident, this is hot deal, £49.51 at dabs. most 500w psu are £45--£55 pounds

voting cold, as when i got this from play two weeks ago it only came with 1 pci x connector, not two as on the web site. also only 3 molex. had to send back. spec of mine below. it may of been a one off, but play did refund the 10.99 it cost me to send it back.

Connectors
1 x 24-Pin (20+4-Pin) Motherboard Connector
1 x 8-Pin (4+4-Pin) CPU 12V Power Connector
1 x 6-Pin PCI Express Connector
3 x 4-Pin Molex Connectors
1 x 4-Pin Floppy Connector
4 x SATA Connectors

Original Poster

csf;5898609

voting cold, as when i got this from play two weeks ago it only came with … voting cold, as when i got this from play two weeks ago it only came with 1 pci x connector, not two as on the web site. also only 3 molex. had to send back. spec of mine below. it may of been a one off, but play did refund the 10.99 it cost me to send it back.Connectors1 x 24-Pin (20+4-Pin) Motherboard Connector1 x 8-Pin (4+4-Pin) CPU 12V Power Connector1 x 6-Pin PCI Express Connector3 x 4-Pin Molex Connectors1 x 4-Pin Floppy Connector4 x SATA Connectors



Can see your point but at the end of the day 500watt for sli/xfire? cutting it a bit fine there no? so for most a non issue.

csf;5898609

voting cold, as when i got this from play two weeks ago it only came with … voting cold, as when i got this from play two weeks ago it only came with 1 pci x connector, not two as on the web site.

The strange thing is that this particular PSU does not feature on the ]BFG website at all - not even in the 'Legacy Products' section. There's a GS-450 & GS-550 version, but no GS-500 :thinking:

maddogb;5898758

Can see your point but at the end of the day 500watt for sli/xfire? … Can see your point but at the end of the day 500watt for sli/xfire? cutting it a bit fine there no? so for most a non issue.

Would ideally need that extra & dedicated PCI-E connector if it's going to be rated a SLI/CF PSU, & I had initially voted it hot on this basis.

maddogb;5898758

Can see your point but at the end of the day 500watt for sli/xfire? … Can see your point but at the end of the day 500watt for sli/xfire? cutting it a bit fine there no?


500W is fine for a mid-range SLI setup. Even a Core i7 system with GTX 285 SLI will pull only about 460W DC. For that I’d want 700W to be on the safe side; decent brand of course. :thumbsup:

I'm fairly sure my Seasonic S12 II 500W is SLI certified not that I've used it for that. It would easily handle dual HD 4850 with my E8400 @ 3.6GHz.

most decent single cards like the 4870 and 4890 need two dedicated pci-e connectors. now most cards come with the a molex to pci e etc, issue here is to make sure its a two molex to pci-e, as some molex do not provide enough juice and can burn the cable out etc, hence i would of kept it if it did indeed come as advertised, as i didnt want to go the molex to pci-e route.

i personally would go for the ocz 600 watt at 12 quid more at ebuyer.

hotukdeals.com/ite…re/

ebuyer.com/pro…861
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