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Got a new OCZ ProXStreme 1000W

post #1 of 9
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Well today is Boxing Day in Canada and I was looking through the ads and seen that Canada Computers had a 1000 Watt power supply from OCZ for only 79 bucks! I had to jump on it. There was an $80 MIR but it wasn't from OCZ, but Canada Computers so I trusted I would get it back. It turned out that it was the last one in the store and that I was quite lucky to get it . I like my luck. They only thing that worries me with a power supply like this is that it has no 8 pin PCI-E connector! I may return it if I have to and the its bigger brother, the EliteXStreme or a PC Power and Cooling 750 Watt . Here are some pics!



Looks really nice in smoked chrome!



The four 6 pin PCI-E connectors. Where is the 8 pin?



Enough SATA and Molex? Hehehehehe! .



Motherboard connections! .



And such a good price!


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If I cannot connect 8 pin to this, I will return it today or tomorrow. Merry Christmas everyone!
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post #2 of 9
nice. If i were you I would mod a 120MM fan onto that, 80 MM is not enough!
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post #3 of 9
That's a respectable PSU, the fan may be a bit loud for you though. You can also buy/make 6 pin -> 8 pin adapters. The only difference between the two would be a extra ground and a 12V sense pin (a lot of manufacturers just make it 2 grounds).

edit: Here's a good review: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/491/. It does run hot and the 80mm can't keep up. But it uses a stacked PCB design so a larger fan is impossible for this platform.
Edited by shinji2k - 12/26/08 at 9:28am
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post #4 of 9
Honestly, I think you were just fine with your 750W PSU... And it looks like this PSU's got it's little share of disadvantages... Return it
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post #5 of 9
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i may return it now and just but a 4870. it was such a good deal . would my ultra 750 watt keep up with two 4870's in crossfire? that is what i plan to get leater once i sell my old parts.
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post #6 of 9
We don't know much about the Lifetime series from Ultra. It's possible it's a low-mid end Andyson like some of the X-pro and X-Finity PSUs which makes it a decent but not great PSU. It only has 45A which makes it a 600W when compared to other manufacturers so I wouldn't run 2 4870s on it even if it was a good PSU.
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post #7 of 9
its not about the wattage, its about the quality.
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post #8 of 9
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yeah. i think i will keep this psu. i found out that 8 pin and 6 pin are the same (minus 2 ground, quite useless) and that the 4870 uses 6 pin any ways. anyone want to buy a 680i? . i will post a for sale ad.

EDIT: i also get an 80 dollar MIR!!!
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post #9 of 9
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hmm. after reading a review (posted by someone above me) i think i might return it. one 4870 should be fine with my 750 watt psu and i can buy a new psu after i sell my other parts. i really liked the elitexstream and may buy that. hmm. decisions.
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