Reviews and Problems with XFX Black Edition 1250W / P1-1250-BEFX
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colin m., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Summary: i also owned a 750 of the same line that i liked. it died on me and took my cpu cooler with it prior to this (thus the back up). i bought the larger one just for overkill and easy swap, same cables n such. too bad those cables were different anyway. in the end im dissapointed and recommend you avoid these. also, i think seasonic should get more involved with xfx to ensure their own reputation isnt tarnished.
Pros: plenty of power for me
Cons: the first one i got was DOA. i dont usually write things off after an incident like this because its fairly common in the pc building world. the situation was quickly dealt with and i had a knew one in about a week. the second one i didnt install immediately because i was using a back up i had and also had some upgrades coming, so i did it all at once. i turned hybrid mode off just because id rather it be cool than power efficient. i turned it on and it ran fine for a...
Summary: After reading some of the other reviews, I am not looking forward to dealing with their customer service and/or service tech. I definitely will not be recommending this pws to my customers.
Pros: Easy installation, modular cables are nice, The hybrid fan switch is a nice feature.
Cons: Although I bought it several months back, I only recently installed and started using it. Total in use time, (I kept pc on pretty much 24/7), is less than 3 weeks, before it died. I turned off computer, and when I tried to power it back on - nothing. No warning, no smoke or burnt smell. Computer tries to start briefly, then immediately dies as if it can not handle the load. Tried in a different computer, on a different ac circuit, same results. Originally I had it plu...
XFX ProSeries P1-1250-BEFX 1250W ATX12V V2.2 & ESP12V V2.91 SLI CrossFire 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
SANDRA H., Newegg
16 August 2014
Pros: Worked great for almost 1 year and 1 month
Cons: Unit now will not work unless I disconnect all power and wait. The waiting time seems to vary. It's all very frustrating. Just sent support ticket to XFX. Waiting for response. (Had unit tested today, it failed)
Summary: I'm in the middle of upgrading my rig, but unfortunately I have to do it in pieces and this was the second part. Moving from an AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black to an FX-8350 (I'm seeing the reviews on the 9590 and not really thinking that's the best bang for my buck). Pre-build Thermaltake Armor A-90 case Gigabyte 890FX-UD5 mobo Phenom II X4 965 Black w/Hyper 212 EVO fan 12GM RAM XFX Radeon HD 7770 Core Edition Sound Blaster Titanium X-Fi (I needed the digital line in for a...
Pros: Unit is fully modular and makes a nice clean install. The sleeved cables makes it easy to route through my case. All in all, it runs like a champ. Only had it about a week so far, but no issues.
Cons: The sleeved cables are quite stiff which made it somewhat difficult to get them where I needed them. Not necessarily a con, but the unit was a bit longer than I originally thought that it would be but fit in my case with no issues.
Summary: System specs: Asus Maximus Extreme IV Z68 motherboard i7 2600k @4.4Ghz being cooled by a thermaltake water 2.0 extreme dual 120mm CLC with 4 fans, push/pull. 16gb of gskill sniper ram @1866MHz 2 x msi gtx 680 lightning cards, Core clock @1267 mem @ 3500 5 mechanical hard drives at 4tb, 4tb, 3tb, 2tb, and 1tb. 1 ssd, PNY 240gb xfx 1050W fully modular black edition power supply.
Pros: Fully modular means only plug in what you need, and if the need arises. you can take out just the box of the psu without opening the back of your case where all the cables are stuffed. Beefy power cut off switch so you dont have to search for it if the i/o area is poorly lit. Unique visual design of the metal of this unit. Powers anything you want pretty much, see other thoughts for what i've put it through. I rarely shut my computer off and this thing has not failed ...
Cons: The cables are a little stiff while trying to plug into the main unit if it is already installed in the case. you have to account for the extra length the braided and heatshrinked cable ends need.