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Alright next up is OCZ

Now OCZ does not have the best reputation in the world

They like Cooler Master and Thermaltake has had their fair share of crappy units

Now normally i dont talk about crappy PSU´s but this one is so bad that i just have to

I am talking about the OCZ CoreXStream which are one of the worst big brand name PSU´s i have ever seen


This series is a non modular 80 plus rated series made by HEC
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echnically the unit is not wonderful and raises a few concerns. The ripple results are quite high, although it did fall inside industry tolerance guidelines. The +12V peak result is around 90mV which is higher than we would like to see. Placing additional strain on this power supply in an overclocked state may cause problems long term. I wouldn’t be happy using it in any of my own gaming systems if I was being honest.

When rating this power supply we need to factor in every single negative and plus point then, look at cost. The asking price of £32.99 inc vat is one of the lowest we have seen from a reputable company, and it is difficult to understand how OCZ are making any profit at all, factoring in dealer margins.

The CoreXStream 500W power supply is certainly a no frills design. There are no modular cables, the paint and finish of the unit are clearly set at a very tight price point. The hardwired cables are not sleeved and there are only a 6 pin and a 6+2 pin PCI connector. Technically the unit is borderline to what we would class as acceptable, displaying below average load regulation, high ripple characteristics and poor overall efficiency.


Overall its one of the worst if not the worst PSU OCZ still sells

Next up is the Mod XStream Pro

No its not the worst PSU in world its not even the worst OCZ PSU but that does not mean its good

This series is bit confusing as some say its a HighPower made series and other says its based on the FSP Epsilon

Anyway its a 80 plus rated series and not something you should buy so dont
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Build Quality

Externally the OCZ 700W ModXStream Pro is a fairly subdued semi-modular design that looks good. The unit has a nice finish, well sleeved cables, good quality modular cables, and a large overhead fan. However, once we open the unit we find that OCZ 700W ModXStream Pro looks very much like a cheap group regulated unit. This is further compounded by the fact that the unit has some questionable component selections in the mystery "Rec" capacitors. Good capacitors only add slightly to the total cost of a unit so why even something along the lines of Samxon or at the very least Teapo was excluded from this build is bewildering. Further, the unit only features a 3 year warranty and with questionable capacitors this is hardly reassuring. Also related here is the unit’s "documentation." The documentation that came with the unit is simply a waste of time. This fact is punctuated by the power distribution table at the back of the manual was never actually finished by whomever was annotating it. The only upside to all of this is most of the information about the unit is printed on the packaging, but still sans a correct power distribution table as these are genuinely useful. They are especially useful when units do not follow the ATX12v specification or EPS specification for 12v power distribution such as this unit.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2008/11/12/ocz_700w_modxstream_pro_power_supply/#.UmfDvhBlKcs

Alright moving on to the decent series

Next is the OCZ ZS which is a non modular 80 plus bronze series made by HighPower
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reviews (Click to show) my thoughts (Click to show)
Now the OCZ ZS is actually a decent series is not high end but its a cheap and decent series for anyone thats on a budget and pretty good value

Ripple on the 750 watts ZS is a bit high so that one i would not call as good as the lower wattage models

Next is OCZ ZT which is a fully modular 80 plus bronze series made by Great Wall
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Now this is a decent mid range PSU it does has a little lose voltage regulation but ripple is actually pretty good for a PSU in this price range

Next is the OCZ ZX series which are fully modular 80 plus gold units made by Great Wall
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Now this series is mixed the 850 watts has decent voltage regulation and average ripple

The 1250 watts on the other hand has worse voltage regulation but much better ripple

Overall i think this is a good series does has some small flaws but nothing major

Some of the OCZ ZX units does have a problem with whining noise at higher loads so definitely not cool

Next is OCZ Fatal1ty series and this is a very confusing series as there are both 80 plus bronze and gold units as well as the old Fatal1ty units and the brand new Fatal1ty units

I will only cover the semi modular 1000 watts 80 plus gold unit made by HighPower to make it easier understand
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This model give me some mixed feelings its not bad but it does have a few quality problems in the internals

It is also overpriced a little bit if you see it below 200$ US its worth it above 200 sadly not

Next the brand new OCZ Fatal1ty 550 and 750 watts

Other then they are full modular 80 plus bronze units made by HighPower
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All i have to say about this one is dont bother its not worth buying

The OCZ Fatal1ty is based on an old outdated cheap group regulated platform made by HighPower

Same platform the new NZXT HALE 82 V2 uses which is not worth buying either

Only thing thats been done to it is made fully modular

Now if you noticed that the OCZ Z series was not covered you are right they have been discontinued and are no longer sold so i dont see the point in talking about EOL PSU´s
Edited by shilka - 11/18/13 at 12:37pm
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Originally Posted by patriotaki View Post

Found a review for the fatal1ty

http://bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13521&Itemid=67&limitstart=4

hope this helps

Found a better one i just missed it the first time around

Thanks anyway

This thread was just made today but there are many more of these

http://www.overclock.net/t/1431929/psu-index-thread
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Sory OCZ your new OCZ Fatal1ty is a fail

Base on the same cheap old outdated group regulated platform the NZXT HALE 82 V2 is also based on

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/OCZ/FTY550W/

Not really worth buying when the old OCZ ZT is better

Or the new Seasonic M12 II Bronze Evo Edition which is way better in every area
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Sory OCZ your new OCZ Fatal1ty is a fail

Base on the same cheap old outdated group regulated platform the NZXT HALE 82 V2 is also based on

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/OCZ/FTY550W/

Not really worth buying when the old OCZ ZT is better

Or the new Seasonic M12 II Bronze Evo Edition which is way better in every area

Thanks shilka! biggrin.gif
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