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PSU OCZ ModXStream Pro?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by yanglu, 22 Oct 2008.

  1. yanglu

    yanglu Hmm...

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    Does anyone know if the OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W is any good. It looks good, but only has two 12V rails at 25A each. Combined rated of 504W on the 12V.

    I've been trying to buy the Hiper 630W but that seems to be out of stock everywhere! So I've decided to go for the OCZ instead.
     
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  2. Bbq.of.DooM

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    Just another crappy epsilon based power supply. Try the Corsair VX550.
     
  3. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    My 600w StealthXStream is coming along great. Stable voltages across the board so far.
     
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  4. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Can I smell a little "I plugged it in and works, 5/5" here...? :naughty:

    Anyway, the StealthXStreams have a different OEM than the ModXStreams.
     
  5. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Its taken me through some overclocking and it powers all of my stuff fine. It hasn't failed on me yet so its just fine in my view. Its the quietest thing in my case right now.
    I didn't know that one manufacturer or "Re-brander" would use different OEM's, but I see where that makes sense.
     
  6. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Yea, well, most manufacturers do that.

    Eg. Corsair, their HX series is manufactured by Seasonic, and the TX series is by CWT (IIRC, please correct me if I'm wrong).
     
  7. Bbq.of.DooM

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    StealthXStream is the same oem as ModXStream (FSP Epsilon)

    And some hx's are seasonic, and some tx's are cwt; the HX520 and 620 are Seasonic, but the HX1000 is a CWT (which isn't really a bad thing). The TX 650 is a Seasonic, but the 750 is a CWT. The VX450 is a Seasonic, and the VX550's a CWT.

    Hasn't failed doesn't really inspire confidence, neither does overclocking. I've had a Deer "300w" that did just that fine for many years. Of course you're not really loading up the stealthxstream too much, and the build quality isn't too bad. Just that ripple issue.
     
  8. yanglu

    yanglu Hmm...

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    I've bought the ModXStream 600W in the end. It was only £57 which was pretty good value for a modular. Its working fine atm. Very quiet and much much cooler than the crappy generic one I had in it before.

    The only worry I have is the lack of any really detailed reviews on the new ModXStream series. I can't find anything that have detailed ripple, load and voltage information. Maybe Bit-tech could do one!!
     
  9. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    3dgameman reviews are entirely "I plugged it in and it worked and since I got this for free maximum kickass uber product >9000 and i'm going to steal pictures from other sites so i don't have to void warranties and i can get maximum sale prices for them" type of reviews.

    I like hardwaresecrets.

    I was thinking more along the terms of a failure of an Everest, but even before the failure, it exceeded atx spec for ripple. Maybe the original infamous Epsilon ripple, or an inability to do what the label says, not even counting the excessive ripple.

    These are all based on the epsilon, as is your modxstream.
     
  11. yanglu

    yanglu Hmm...

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    The ModxStream only has two 12V rails which should mean its a different design to the stealthxstream and gamexstream PSUs which all have 4 x 12V rails.
     
  12. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    never heard anything good about OCZ PSU's, there either super noisy like a washing machine, and they never put out the rated wattage on the can.

    Definatly look else where, even a 'Be Quiet Dark power' would be better.
     
  13. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Ehh, of course the Be Quiets are better than OCZ, they are the same quality as Corsair/Seasonic. :idea:
     
  14. Bbq.of.DooM

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    The ModXstream is still the same platform; the stealthxstream 600 has 4 rails, the stealthxstream 500 has 2; They're all still made by fsp, they're all still epsilons, etc.. pop 'er open. you may be surprised to see that they look almost identical. Have a look:
    OCZ GameXStream
    OCZ ModXstream
    minimal differences..
     
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    Good luck.
    I just had a Gamexstream 700 die on me and it took out 2 motherboards and a cpu in the process.

    Replaced it with an Antec signature 850.
     
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    Talk about an expensive upgrade! :eeek:

    The Sigs are $$$$$$
     
  18. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Was the gamexstream covered under warranty? If a PSU takes out some components when it blows would the OCZ warranty pay for the damage to the other hardware?
     
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