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Why is OCZ psu's poorly spoken of?

post #1 of 45
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I'm using an OCZ modxstream 700. Have had the rig for a few months. Got it for 60 bucks or so...

Why is that brand not spoken very highly of on here? I read tons of reviews on other forums, and found no instances of them blowing up.

I may build another rig for my folks, and probably will use this same brand, but like to hear thoughts on it.
post #2 of 45
I have one too, and it's working great! (I got the 600W version for $55 AR)
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post #3 of 45
Because they're average. tongue.gif I like their PSUs, and I don't think anyone would outright say that they're terrible like an apevia or something.
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post #4 of 45
they have a higher fail rate compared to quality PSU's... but then again, OCZ is pretty good w/ RMA's

i had no issues with my 600w modxstream though , nice budget psu imo
post #5 of 45
Because there just normal nothing wrong with them at all... just not top of the line.
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post #6 of 45
Just because it doesn't blow up doesn't mean it is good.
OCZ just are known for not being reliable in general.
Also the 700watts you have is way overkill for your system

The PSU provides all the power to your system, it is one of the most vital parts of your PC, you should never skimp on it.
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post #7 of 45
To be honest I don't know. Most of the OCZ PSU's I've seen put under testing have scored very well. I used one for my wife's PC when I needed an upgrade because of the new GPU I installed. It's been running 24/7 for 6 months without an issues. Plus the deal newegg was running at the time on a 550W PSU was unbeatable.
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post #8 of 45
I had one that failed on me after about 9 months of use, OCZ gamexstream 700w. Customer service was pretty good and I got a new one shipped to me relativly quickly.
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post #9 of 45
Didn't OCZ leave the power supply market already?

So if you have a power supply from them, will they even honor their warranty?
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post #10 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poppinj;12458626 
I had one that failed on me after about 9 months of use, OCZ gamexstream 700w. Customer service was pretty good and I got a new one shipped to me relativly quickly.

I have a 700w GameXstream as well, but haven't had any problems.

Now their memory on the otherhand I'm no longer a fan of...still..it was relatively cheap. I just don't agree that their 7/7/7/24 timings are achievable with 1T and at 1600mhz.. rolleyes.gif
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