The BFG EX-1000 arrives carefully packaged in soft, fitted Styrofoam blocks, with the cables and accessories in their own cardboard section. Along with the power supply itself, BFG includes: four Velcro cable-ties, modular cables, screws, and a US power cord. Oddly missing from this list is any hint of a user's manual. My review sample of the BFG LS-680 also arrived with Velcro cable-ties, which I still hold to be a very thoughtful, classy touch on BFG's part.
Finished with an attractive coat of shiny black paint, the EX-1000 has looks that will go well with any system. Each side has the BFG logo imprinted in the metal. On the bottom, we find the 135mm fan, and on top are certification stickers and a power chart. The power inlet is full-range. The modular connections are located on the inside end of the PSU. There are six nicely labeled ports, two for PCI-express connections, and four for Molex/floppy/SATA connections.
You might notice how small the EX-1000 is for a 1KW unit. Indeed, the unit is approximately the same size as an OCZ 550W unit I just reviewed. Usually, I expect a little bit of extra length out of such a high wattage unit, but BFG somehow managed to cram four 12V lines and a modular cabling system in there. This unit should have no problem fitting in almost any system.
Continue on as we have a look at cabling.