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post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by myEZweb_net;12461557 
Do you think that the new series OCZ 700W is enough for two 6850 video cards in Xfire?

Without knowing what you are going to do with the rig, Id suggest it would be fine.
post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by Sethy666;12461579 
Without knowing what you are going to do with the rig, Id suggest it would be fine.

myEZweb_net, what Sethy666 is true, you need to give a more detailed description of what you want to do. With your current setup, adding Crossfire gpu's wouldn't be a problem, but switching CPU/MOBO, X number of HD's and other peripherals would effect what wattage range you'll be in.

Most importantly, maybe make your own thread smile.gif, at least you'll get more input.
Edited by =Tac= - 2/20/11 at 4:37pm
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Originally Posted by Sethy666;12461579 
Without knowing what you are going to do with the rig, Id suggest it would be fine.

Nothing very heavy just for gaming. A few FPS, RPG, Starcraft 2, Civ,....


Wondering if anybody has a set up with CF and OCZ 700W.....?
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post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by myEZweb_net;12461614 
Nothing very heavy just for gaming. A few FPS, RPG, Starcraft 2, Civ,....


Wondering if anybody has a set up with CF and OCZ 700W.....?

Not meaning to be rude but you are hijacking the OPs thread..

As =Tac= said, please start a seperate thread then your'll get more quality info.
post #35 of 45
I might as well add my .02 I have to agree with the other posts that the OCZ brand is a decent but average power supply. I use a 600w StealthXtreme psu in my NAS and it's been running fine for many months. My son and I both bought one when they were on sale for a really good price at our local Microcenter ($34). His is powering a HTPC (I believe) which is on 24/7

They may not be gold-rated but the efficiencies are probably 80% at the 50% power level which is where most of us run our rigs and that's good enough for me.

If you've been having no trouble, I would continue to use them as they are a decent, reliable, cost-effective solution
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post #36 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.

The Corsair will provide 500w with better electrical performance than the OCZ could. Build quality and reliability would also be better on the Corsair.
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post #37 of 45
No problems with my 600W StealthXtreme.

Running strong for 2 years.
post #38 of 45
I have not seen the 'Z' series mentioned here ONCE. Those are there range toppers and are really decent PSU's. Well above average. I had the 650w Z series and i worked really well for my, im now just upgrading so ive sold it but still, working perfectly 100%.
   
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post #39 of 45
Check this out

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-StealthXStream-2-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/1058

"We could pull up to 712 W from this power supply with efficiency still above 80%. " and thats from the 600W unit that I have.

By the way how much power does my computer use, because its probably more than 500W and it has always remained cool to the touch etc.
    
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post #40 of 45
I think most people think they are mediocre cause of the famous OCZ ripple issues.
    
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