hopefully this unit falls to around $100-$110 for everyday pricing. not bad, but at $129.99 that's too close to better 850 watt psus.
While I stumbled upon here, here's a relevant article from 2 months ago about EVGA's GQ and BD series by HEC: http://www.orionpsudb.com/news/evga-to-expand-their-lineup-with-the-gq-series-manufactured-by-fsp
yea, I saw your article a day after you put it up. think I linked it on here before.
The BD Series is going to be a miserable disappointment. People will see EVGA on the label and throw them into all manner of PCs.
It had better by $90 if it wants to be competitive and carry the FSP label. Even though it performed well, people will stray away because it says FSP on it. At $129.99 it's a swing and a miss for sure.
people just need to educate themselves and trust in data out there that can be measured and verified. besides, anything with EVGA's name on it seems to get a +5 bonus with the general community by defalt. as long as the design isn't old or mediocre like their other FSP and HEC based units (people seem high on their HEC stuff anyway) I can't see it getting a bad rep. still, at $130 it's in a tight spot.
FSP still makes plenty of bum units. I agree, this is a very good unit, but there are people out there who don't like buying from companies that sell low quality units alongside their good stuff. CWT and FSP are good examples of this.
As unfortunate as it is, there will always be people like that. I just hope these don't get farmed out to other factories like the G2 units are.
there's no reason for a company the size of FSP to do that. the reason it happened with the G2 units is because superflower's production capacity still isn't that high.
This is definitely true. My only reasoning for them doing it would be to lower production costs to be able to sell at a lower price.
Do you know what factory manufactures the G2 units? I believe it is HEC.
I don't know any info on where they are made. I'd think jing hua.
I wouldn't be quick to declare which units are farmed out and which aren't, and which factories they actually go to... It shouldn't matter as long as they keep QC standards.
You'd think that two good 850W 80+ gold units from EVGA would be enough lol.
the Corsair roadmap. the more overlapping psu series you make, the more market share you'll get, right?
Hopefully they don't start putting out really crap units.
They are about to with the BD series. Get ready.