BitFenix Formula Gold 750 W Review 9

BitFenix Formula Gold 750 W Review

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Value & Conclusion

  • The BitFenix Formula Gold 750 W has an MSRP for $89.90.
  • Affordable
  • Delivered full power at 46 °C
  • Tight load regulation
  • Ripple suppression
  • Efficient
  • Silent
  • Transient response
  • Complete protections set
  • FDB fan
  • Dimensions
  • Fixed cables
  • OTP should be lower
  • PF is a little lower than normal
BitFenix looks to have had another successful cooperation with Channel Well Technology. After their high-performance Whisper models, BitFenix decided to release a more affordable line it dubbed "Formula", which, despite the lack of modular cables, looks to have all the other high-end features of their Whisper PSUs, including good performance, high efficiency, a very silent operation, and good build quality. The use of a 120 mm fan didn't seem to affect the BF750F's overall noise output negatively since it is among the quietest 750 W PSUs we have evaluated so far. Its efficient platform combined with a very relaxed fan profile are the main reasons behind its whisper-quiet operation.

The only downsides I was able to find, aside from the obvious lack of any modular cables, are the over-temperature protection's triggering point, which is pretty high, and slightly low PF readings, which didn't keep the PSU from obtaining the Cybernetics ETA-B certification that does, among other things, also take into account a unit's PF performance.

For some of you, $90 look to be a lot for a non-modular PSU; however, that is its MSRP, which will most likely have it hit a lower retail price in the US. Personally speaking, the BF750F would be much more appealing to most users searching for a high-performance, ultra-silent PSU at $80; if they don't mind the lack of modular cables. At its current MSRP, the BF750F is exactly as much as Corsair's TX750M, with which it also shares the same relative performance score. Given the TX750M is semi-modular, someone will naturally wonder why not to get it instead. Well, the difference between the TX750M's and BF750F's overall output noise is close to 10 dB(A) in favor for the latter, which makes the BF750F much quieter. In short, if you do want to get one of the quietest 750 W PSUs around and cannot spend over $100, the BF750F looks to be an ideal choice.
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