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post #11 of 45
I've always heard that the OCZ aren't the best but not terrible. They are also overated. That 700w is probably more like a 600w, follow suite for the lower models. I have a modXstream 600w that I've had for about a year. Nothing bad to say about it.
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post #12 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Idra;12458654 
Didn't OCZ leave the power supply market already?

So if you have a power supply from them, will they even honor their warranty?

No, they left the RAM market.
post #13 of 45
OCZ power supplies are OK, they're not the best, but they're also not the worst, not by a long shot. I have a friend whose rig runs on an OCZ Mod X Stream 700w, and ok, he's not pulling more than 400w at peak, but it's done fine so far.
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post #14 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jzkillzone23;12458611 
Because there just normal nothing wrong with them at all... just not top of the line.

Yeah, pretty much. They're good if you're on a more limited budget.

I went with a ModXStream based on reviews I read and seeing it on the recommended list here.
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post #15 of 45
They range from mediocre to above average, generally average. The old StealthXStream models were pretty mediocre, especially the 700W which had a high failure rate due to some poor technical decisions.


Basically they don't deserve their bad rep; but they aren't really meant for enthusiast systems either.
post #16 of 45
The Stealthxstream II's are pretty good, but alot of the older SxS and Modxstreams were pretty meh.

Your first mistake is assuming your 700w PSU is great because it powers on your rig that consumes less than 200w.
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post #17 of 45
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by thealex132;12458618 
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.

I'm gonna add 2 more HD's and a 6870.
post #18 of 45
Ive had the PSU in my sig for several months now. It replaced an aging Thermaltake 750w.

Ive had no issues with it at all.
post #19 of 45
Actually, it's a matter of time. Prior to 2009, OCZ's PSUs were recommended all the time here. It still is. It's just that now there are more PSUs coming out which meet more demanding requirements. Especially when people are going for 1000W PSUs now! Oh, and marketing wink.gif
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post #20 of 45
mine seems to run fine. I shall see how it really fairs when i add another 5770 to my rig.
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