Tuesday, August 19th 2008

OCZ Intros the ModXStream Pro PSU Line-up

OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the ModXStream Pro, a superior gaming-grade power supply series that offers consumers a combination of OCZ’s cutting-edge PSU architecture and an efficient modular cable management system. Designed for enthusiasts and gamers in 400W, 500W, 600W, and 700W configurations, the ModXStream Pro is built for unparalleled stability and will provide optimal high-performance power to the latest GPUs and CPUs while promoting a tidy case environment.


The ModXStream Pro Series is the superlative solution for driving today's gaming systems, and can power both NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFire modes. Professional-grade yet designed with gamers and modders in mind, this PSU is stable, robust, and sports a sleek look and compact form factor. Kept ultra-cool with a load-controlled 120mm fan, the ModXStream Pro was engineered to be the quietest PSU available and eliminate distracting noises from your PC. Highly efficient, featuring up to 86% efficiency at typical load and up to 82% at full load, this leading-edge power supply remains rock solid and powerful while retaining superior efficiency under load.

“Global market presence for OCZ high-performance power supplies continues to grow rapidly due to our ability to remain on the cutting-edge of both efficiency and stability,” said Ryan Edwards, Director of Product Management. “With the introduction of the ModXStream Pro line of PSUs, end-users can have the whole package – efficiency, stability, low noise, clean high-performance power, and the increased air flow and convenience of modular cables. With a power output to fit every need, the 400 – 700W MXSP are an exciting addition to the extensive range of PSUs offered by the OCZ Technology Group.”

The ModXStream Pro delivers OCZ excellence with the benefits of modular cables, thanks to OCZ’s “EZMod” technology, which features all detachable cables with the exception of the essential mainboard connectors. Modular cabling has emerged as the preferred design on the market with system builders and gamers utilizing the option to optimize airflow and eliminate cable mazes. ModXStream Pro PSUs are therefore equipped to allow complete customization of your power system by utilizing only the connectors you require.

The OCZ ModXStream provides Universal Input and Active PFC (Power Factor Correction) to effectively regulate input voltage across worldwide power grids and maintain an economical, stable supply of power. Available in configurations ranging from 400W to 700W and backed with OCZ’s 3-year “power swap” warranty, the OCZ ModXStream Pro gives you the ultimate power and peace of mind to ensure the stability, low noise, optimized air flow, and efficiency of your gaming system.

For more information on the OCZ ModXStream Pro power supply series, please click here.Source: OCZ Technology
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12 Comments on OCZ Intros the ModXStream Pro PSU Line-up

#1
PP Mguire
700watt is the biggest? Where is like the uber pwnage 1kw?
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#2
AddSub
Yeah, it says they can power SLI and Crossfire modes, whatever they meant with that, but 700 watt is pretty weak. Not sure about the arrangement of the rails and amps on these, but an average 700 watt PSU can't safely power a pair of any of the latest high-end GPUs. At least I wouldn't try it, especially if you got a severely OC'd quad, half a dozen HDs and tons of other stuff hooked-up, like many hardware enthusiasts do nowadays.
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Mussels
Moderprator
700W is enough for anything thats not GTX280 or 4870x2.

my systems dont even break 350W, so 700W is fine for MOST users.

I just hope these are a modular stealthX, and not like the original modstream... they were very weak in comparison to the then-popular powerstream.
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#4
PP Mguire
Your also only using a single 8800GT. And your machine has to be taking more than 350w because tis better than mine and mine takes about 425 being 100% utilized. (Which is like, all the time almost)

And we where talking about how they boast SLI/Xfire setups when the top wattage they have is 700watt. I dont think it would handle an OCed quad, OCed 9800GX2, 4gig of ram, and a few HDs in RAID all that well.
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#5
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
W1zzards review of the HD4870X2 was on a 700W OCZ.:D
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#6
JC316
Knows what makes you tick
700W should be plenty for anything these days. I mean unless you have a TEC system, I don't think even an HD4870X2 can draw enough to hurt a 700W. Heck, I remember when my 750W was HIGH END enough to anything on the market.
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: PP Mguire
Your also only using a single 8800GT. And your machine has to be taking more than 350w because tis better than mine and mine takes about 425 being 100% utilized. (Which is like, all the time almost)

And we where talking about how they boast SLI/Xfire setups when the top wattage they have is 700watt. I dont think it would handle an OCed quad, OCed 9800GX2, 4gig of ram, and a few HDs in RAID all that well.
my power meter disagrees with you. My system(S) use less than 350W - my other rig has almost the same specs, except with an 8800GTX.

you've simply fallen intro a trap with thinking you need massive PSU's... you dont. as was said by sneeky, wizzard reviewed a 4870x2 on an OCZ 700W - you think he'd notice PSU issues, eh?
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PCpraiser100
by: Mussels
my power meter disagrees with you. My system(S) use less than 350W - my other rig has almost the same specs, except with an 8800GTX.

you've simply fallen intro a trap with thinking you need massive PSU's... you dont. as was said by sneeky, wizzard reviewed a 4870x2 on an OCZ 700W - you think he'd notice PSU issues, eh?
Its so true, people buy kilowatt PSUs because when they first came out they were the most durable PSUs out there, that is no longer the case. Today's PSUs now have 120mm, flux capacitors, or dual fans that keeps it cool, for a reason. Even if it breaks down, there is such things like a warranty which is why I buy my PSUs locally, rather than tigerdirect or Newegg. M PC still use kilowatt PSUs mainly because they are tempted by sponsors. Holy crap, give your energy bills a break and buy a Corsair HX520 or something low on wattage.
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#9
1c3d0g
I'd really like to see how these OCZ PSU's compare to Corsair's, especially noise-wise.
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#10
kid41212003
I asked Antec about the True Power Quattro 850 Version, they said it can suppose 2x8800GTX and below, but not 8800 Ultra.
So, I'm wondering what about the 700Watt version of this? 2x8800GTX max?
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#11
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Hmm, I dont see why Antecs 850 couldnt, unless the amperage on its 12v rails isnt alot. These seem fine though, especially with PC Power and cooling building their PSUs now.
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: kid41212003
I asked Antec about the True Power Quattro 850 Version, they said it can suppose 2x8800GTX and below, but not 8800 Ultra.
So, I'm wondering what about the 700Watt version of this? 2x8800GTX max?
the difference between a GTX and an ultra isnt that much, and they use the same amount of PCI-E connectors. Seriously i think the antec rep doesnt know what he's talking about.

I've ran 8800GTX SLI off a 600W gameXstream with no problems whatsoever (i forgot to measure the power usage, sorry). People over-react far too much with this wattage business - the only reason people reccomend high wattage units is because they're often better QUALITY.
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