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I'd go with the 700 watt OCZ, because it has more power and is cheaper. You may want to wait a week or so, I heard news of a 850 watt OCZ PSU.
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More power? Not really... I'd call it a tie at best.

610W PC P&C: 49A, single 12V rail (and we all know PC P&C rates conservatively)
700W GameXStream: 50A, four 12V rails.

My pick, esp. since it's an Intel rig, the PC P&C. Not sure about the cable issue. I would contact both manufacturers, ask them what the length is, and compare. Knowing the GameXStream will work fine, you can estimate how the PC P&C will be.

I really like the single rail design of the PC P&C. This will avoid any issues with 'balancing the load'. And yes, imo worth the extra $50
    
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More power? Not really... I'd call it a tie at best.

610W PC P&C: 49A, single 12V rail (and we all know PC P&C rates conservatively)
700W GameXStream: 50A, four 12V rails.

My pick, esp. since it's an Intel rig, the PC P&C. Not sure about the cable issue. I would contact both manufacturers, ask them what the length is, and compare. Knowing the GameXStream will work fine, you can estimate how the PC P&C will be.

I really like the single rail design of the PC P&C. This will avoid any issues with 'balancing the load'. And yes, imo worth the extra $50
I'm going to disagree with you because the FSP/OCZ GameXStream has very well balanced loads. There is so much that that extra $50 could go torwards on the build. His orginal concern was about the cables being long enough for his case. While I don't know exactly how long the PC&C cables are, I have never heard of someone having a problem with short cables with the 700w OCZ.
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I am really in a pickle here, tough choice (to me at least, I don't own a money tree). I emailed both companies for exact lengths for comparison, this will probably be the deciding factor.

Either way, I heard both of these are EXCELLENT PSUs and I think there is no real way to lose in this... at least I hope ;P
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Being the owner of the FSP and an Intel rig, I'd wish the PC P&C had been out when I got the FSP.

Note that I run Intel, for which a single rail is better in terms of stability. That's why we see a return to single rail PSUs. Even when the balance is distributed excellently, the single rail is still the better option.
    
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Being the owner of the FSP and an Intel rig, I'd wish the PC P&C had been out when I got the FSP.

Note that I run Intel, for which a single rail is better in terms of stability. That's why we see a return to single rail PSUs. Even when the balance is distributed excellently, the single rail is still the better option.
But he could use the extra $50...plus the OCZ comes with a blue led.
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IF the budget is an issue, then yes, the OCZ is definately good enough

And who cares about a blue led in the P180
    
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Quote:
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IF the budget is an issue, then yes, the OCZ is definately good enough

And who cares about a blue led in the P180
I'm the type of person that would put a set of CCFLs in a P180.
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IF the budget is an issue, then yes, the OCZ is definately good enough

And who cares about a blue led in the P180
Budget might be an issue, ill do some more thinking and wait for their email responses to the lengths...


oh and I was thinking exactly that about the blue led when he posted, the psu has rear vents but even then, how often am I going to look at those. i probably wouldnt even notice if the leds were working or not


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I'm the type of person that would put a set of CCFLs in a P180.
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