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I have new PC with ASUS P5N32-SLI-Deluxe mobo, Intel 650 CPU, Corsair XMS2 DDR2-667 RAM, Zalman FS-C77 heatsink/fan, and ASUS 6800GT PCI-E. I also have a 2nd ASUS 6800GT in a 2nd PC, that I may try SLI'ing in my new box. Of course, I want to OC this rig !

So I want to get this whole power supply thing over with and get a top-dog PS.

OCZ Powerstream 600:
http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...ply-sli_ready_

Enermax Liberty 620:
http://www.enermaxusa.com/catalog/pr...da413fa55fa2c5

Feature-wise, the OCZ has voltage controls, and the Enermax has modular cables.

Any experience out there with either of these 2 PS in determining what may be "better" ?

thanks - Andy
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post #2 of 20
Id say the powerstream since I own one.
Very good PSU, rock solid rails cus u can adjust them.
Cords were pretty easy to clean up.
Nice green light with it LoL.
And I hear there have been problems with SOME modular psu's
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Of those two the OCZ is better on paper .. and as the Enermax is new there are not too many 'real' reviews.

Note that the the OCZ has better +12v rails 38A vs 36A (available) on the Enermax, plus the +5v Rail is also better on the OCZ @ 46A.

The adjustable rails may also prove useful under a heavy OC / Load too..
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I'd say go for the Enermax because the OCZ has failed a couple of the recent psu tests.

here's one of them... I'm too tired to find any others:
http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/200507111/index.html

I also saw a magazine the other day (can't remember which one and it didn't do that great there either... sorry for the lack of information though.)

The one thing I don't like about the Enermax is the modular cables. Sure they keep your case neat and they may look good... but the extra connections increase resistance wich decreases the amperage that your components can actually get. Why spend the money on a really good psu if your components won't get everything your psu has to offer?

I vote for the Seasonic S12-600 (Like I have) I know it's not on your list, but it's a great psu. runs quiet and cool. it's efficient and has rock stable rails.
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If you are planning on SLI'ing those gfx cards, I would stay away from the Powerstream. I have one and it cannot handle SLi. I Started asking around and found that people have been having all sorts of issues with the OCZ when using SLI. I know a certain someone who sells pre-built high-end machines who had to replace a few Powerstreams after having problems running SLI.
If however you are not SLI'ing them. Then By all means the OCZ is actually quite good the adjustable rails are really handy and it managed to push my Intel560 from 3.6Ghz to 4.5Ghz.

I would reccomend either the Seasonic600 or the PCP&C510. Both are very efficient and have the most solid rails you are likely to find.
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However, AFAIK the Seasonic does not have an 8-pin 12v connector for the motherboard.

Most power supllies are ATX v2.0 but the ASUS P5N32SLI-Deluxe has an 8-pin 12v mobo connector and *requires* an ATX v2.2 power supply. Yes it runs fine with just the regular 4-pin installed, but I have not really loaded it it.

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post #7 of 20
I fink it does:
page 1 bottom left hand corner.
http://www.seasonic.com/pdf/datasheet/01PC/S12.pdf
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post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by DaGuv
If you are planning on SLI'ing those gfx cards, I would stay away from the Powerstream. I have one and it cannot handle SLi. I Started asking around and found that people have been having all sorts of issues with the OCZ when using SLI. I know a certain someone who sells pre-built high-end machines who had to replace a few Powerstreams after having problems running SLI.
If however you are not SLI'ing them. Then By all means the OCZ is actually quite good the adjustable rails are really handy and it managed to push my Intel560 from 3.6Ghz to 4.5Ghz.

I would reccomend either the Seasonic600 or the PCP&C510. Both are very efficient and have the most solid rails you are likely to find.


The newer Powerstream 520W and 600W are now SLI certified (have BLUE LEDs to differentiate ) Also, there is NOTHING better than a PowerStream 600W.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Remonster
The newer Powerstream 520W and 600W are now SLI certified (have BLUE LEDs to differentiate ) Also, there is NOTHING better than a PowerStream 600W.
Benchmarks have proven that to not be true. You do realize that OCZ doesn't even make that power supply,right? Get the Seasonic, it passed with flying colors while the OCZ blew up.
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post #10 of 20
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1 sample that blows up in a review doesn't mean that the product is crap -> sh***t does happen

DaGuv: thanks for the correction on the Seasonic 600.

That OCZ 600 is available at a local PC shop NOW, while I would have to wait a week to order in a Seasonic.
I may have to just go grab that OCZ later today as this tweaking is a damned desease !

- Andy
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