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post #21 of 45
I have the same PSU, no problems at all. I suppose the hate generated is because it's not the absolute best therefore can't run Crysis, and that kind of logic.
: ) Don't worry, you have a good PSU.
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post #22 of 45
I've had my 700 watt for a year now and it's been solid for me.
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Originally Posted by dannyyboii;12461316 
Actually, it's a matter of time.

What is a matter of time?

All things have a finite life-span... so, I guess your right smile.gif
post #24 of 45
Everyone commenting "I have a 700W one and it's never been any problems", actually think before you post.

Most of these peoples PC's won't pull more than 400/500W, so you'll never experience any difficulty even if the unit is overrated, so the fact that you've been running your 400W system on a mediocre 700W, really doesn't matter, as a 500W PSU would do the same.
    
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post #25 of 45
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle;12461408 
Everyone commenting "I have a 700W one and it's never been any problems", actually think before you post.

Most of these peoples PC's won't pull more than 400/500W, so you'll never experience any difficulty even if the unit is overrated, so the fact that you've been running your 400W system on a mediocre 700W, really doesn't matter, as a 500W PSU would do the same.

by that logic, ocz 700watt will have same or better reliability than a corsair 520watt if the system is only pulling 500 watts. Their cost is pretty even too.

OCZ 700watt is really good at running 500watts. and Average at running 700watts.
Corsair 520watt is really good at running 500watts but it will die trying to run 700watts.

I'll choose the OCZ since their costs are relatively the same.
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post #26 of 45
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Originally Posted by nitd_kim;12461441 
by that logic, ocz 700watt will have same or better reliability than a corsair 520watt if the system is only pulling 500 watts. Their cost is pretty even too.

No. doh.gif

What I'm saying is the fact that they have ran their 400W systems on an overrated 700W PSU isn't really useful, for obvious reasons, so it's not a way to know if the PSU is solid or not, as you are not using even close to it's (supposed) full power. Plus efficiency isn't factored in by most users.

I could run my system off of a mediocre 1000W, but that doesn't make it a good PSU. wink.gif

I'd rather have a low power unit which I knew was solid and could deliver, than a 700W that sacrifices efficiency and other things to get close to it's rated wattage.
    
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post #27 of 45
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle;12461408 
Everyone commenting "I have a 700W one and it's never been any problems", actually think before you post.

Most of these peoples PC's won't pull more than 400/500W, so you'll never experience any difficulty even if the unit is overrated, so the fact that you've been running your 400W system on a mediocre 700W, really doesn't matter, as a 500W PSU would do the same.

The OP asked Why is that brand not spoken very highly of on here?.

I believe it was a general question was concerning the brand - not the wattage. The fact that most people here have a 700w or greater PSU is coincidental.
post #28 of 45
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Originally Posted by nitd_kim;12461441 
by that logic, ocz 700watt will have same or better reliability than a corsair 520watt if the system is only pulling 500 watts. Their cost is pretty even too.

OCZ 700watt is really good at running 500watts. and Average at running 700watts.
Corsair 520watt is really good at running 500watts but it will die trying to run 700watts.

I'll choose the OCZ since their costs are relatively the same.

It's about reliability. I don't know the technical aspects of it, Phaedrus is much better in that regard, but I certainly would not put even close to it's real (not rated) wattage on a cheap PSU. It'll hold up for for many users, but it's not meant for enthusiast builds.
post #29 of 45
I haven't used many PSU's but I had my Stealth 700w go out on this system after about 9 months of use, but I had own a prior one with no issues for a few years before hand. So are the bad PSU's? I don't think so, but it seems maybe they don't have the best design or parts compared to some of the other companies since they seem to have a slightly higher RMA amount versus others.

Even then though, they processed my RMA and I had a replacement PSU in less then 2 weeks. If I had to guess, the real reason OCZ is poorly represented is because even if their failure rate is equal or only slightly higher then more expensive brands, you can obtain a OCZ PSU for a lower price then other leading competitors. And we all know, lower prices equal a larger quantity demanded biggrin.gif
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Do you think that the new series OCZ 700W is enough for two 6850 video cards in Xfire?
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