Originally Posted by Alecthar
The absolute same thing could be said about Corsair's PSU division.
OCZ's PSU division would be an asset not because they manufacture the PSUs themselves, but because you'd be getting whatever inventory remains, as well as the OCZ and PC Power and Cooling brands. The former may not hold much weight with many enthusiasts, but for others it's a name they know and like. Ditto for PC P&C. You'd be buying a stable of fairly established PSU lines with a fairly good reputation, which you could easily build on, and a relationship with the OEMs OCZ uses (which includes Seasonic).
There's value in all of that, how much value really remains to be seen.
Indeed. Someone gets it.
Also, theres a lot of ignorance in this thread. Do you buy a $50 700w PSU and expect the quality to be that of an $85 500w competitor? Of coarse not. OCZ makes some good products, and they make some bad. The issue seems to me, that OCZ targets more than medium to high end markets, they compete in the entire spectrum.
Also, I don't want to sound like a broken record, but people can simply look up the failure/return rates themselves... OCZ is only marginally worse than brands like Antec, Corsair, and Seasonic for such statistics, while obviously you should expect more from OCZ simply given the fact that they make a lot of very cheap budget items as well, and you simply cannot expect amazing quality at half the cost.
I'd be very willing to bet money if you only took premium lines from OCZ, and compared such stats against Antec, Corsair, Etc. you'd quickly see the rates would be close to a margin of error.
I won't say they are on the same level as those other brands, but people unnecessarily bash OCZ in a very ignorant way sometimes... And no, I am not an OCZ fa, I am a fan of price/performance/quality combined. When I was looking for a 600-700w PSU a few years back, everything decent was $70-$80 for a 500w unit I could trust. I got my ModXstream Pro simply because it was part modular, decent quality (I wan't running 3 top end GPU's with a $1K CPU and 10 HDD's...) and $54 shipped AR. Amazing deal even to this day.
Sad to see competition go. Though I'm crossing my fingers another company will scoop this up, and shed the bad from OCZ and let the established name gain respectability and quality. Then we all win!