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Originally Posted by b3machi7ke View Post

As a disclaimer to some who will read this, I am not comparing this PSU to a Corsair or SeaSonic or trying to call this a "high-quality" PSU. I am simply stating that for the OPs needs and power requirements, this PSU is fine and explaining why this PSU failed a full load test on [H].
Look, it really does perform up to its labeling. Some people on the forums like to bash certain products because of company name or bad past experiences. The reason some people will say this PSU can't perform its rated wattage has to do with the testing process. Basically PSUs are tested at a certain temperature point. Due to some physics laws that I don't understand, the warmer electronics get the less efficient they get, and they will reach a temperature point where they will fail. The tests where this OCZ unit fails to provide the 700W of power occurs when the testing temperature reached or exceeded 50C, which will NEVER happen to your PC. The PSU is not rated past 40C I believe, and at the 40C mark it does indeed supply the 700W of power they claim it supplies. Quite honestly, for your current set-up this PSU is a good PSU for you, and as long as you don't have crazy hot temperatures where you live and you don't try to push it past 600W or so, you will be just fine.

Well said, but it has nothing to do with temperature.. I was referring to the very weak 12v output for a 700W unit... and even as a 550W PSU it's average(at best).. but as I stated previously, enough for his rig.
I have nothing against OCZ, on the contrary..
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Originally Posted by Unoriginal Sin View Post

Well said, but it has nothing to do with temperature.. I was referring to the very weak 12v output for a 700W unit... and even as a 550W PSU it's average(at best).. but as I stated previously, enough for his rig.
I have nothing against OCZ, on the contrary..

sorry, that wasn't directed at you, it was directed at other people who take one look at OCZ and immediately say "this unit sucks buy a corsair" or something. I will edit that post as I see how that looks, my apologies thumb.gif I guess I overlooked what you were talking about in regards to the weak 12v rails, clearly we're in agreement and I need to stop typing...
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sorry, that wasn't directed at you, it was directed at other people who take one look at OCZ and immediately say "this unit sucks buy a corsair" or something. I will edit that post as I see how that looks, my apologies thumb.gif I guess I overlooked what you were talking about in regards to the weak 12v rails, clearly we're in agreement and I need to stop typing...

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Originally Posted by b3machi7ke View Post

sorry, that wasn't directed at you, it was directed at other people who take one look at OCZ and immediately say "this unit sucks buy a corsair" or something. I will edit that post as I see how that looks, my apologies thumb.gif I guess I overlooked what you were talking about in regards to the weak 12v rails, clearly we're in agreement and I need to stop typing...
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Originally Posted by b3machi7ke View Post

As a disclaimer to some who will read this, I am not comparing this PSU to a Corsair or SeaSonic or trying to call this a "high-quality" PSU. I am simply stating that for the OPs needs and power requirements, this PSU is fine and explaining why this PSU failed a full load test on [H].
Look, it really does perform up to its labeling. Some people you encounter bash certain products because of company name or bad past experiences, it's always better to visit THIS thread and take a look around there to find recommended PSUs around the wattage you need. Also it doesn't hurt to check out some other forums like http://www.jonnyguru.com/ or http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/ that have some pretty rigorous testing procedures and are very reputable review sites. The reason some people will say this PSU can't perform its rated wattage has to do with the testing process. Basically PSUs are tested at a certain temperature point. Due to some physics laws that I don't understand, the warmer electronics get the less efficient they get, and they will reach a temperature point where they will fail. The tests where this OCZ unit fails to provide the 700W of power occurs when the testing temperature reached or exceeded 50C, which will NEVER happen to your PC. The PSU is not rated past 40C I believe, and at the 40C mark it does indeed supply the 700W of power they claim it supplies. Quite honestly, for your current set-up this PSU is a good PSU for you, and as long as you don't have crazy hot temperatures where you live and you don't try to push it past 600W or so, you will be just fine.

WEll I'm about two miles outside DC in the same state as you so I think I'm fine temperature wise. The Hardcop review was the one that gave me pause thanks for explaining it you've been a great help and saved me a couple hundred bucks.

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