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OCZ Intros the ModXStream Pro PSU Line-up

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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.

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700watt is the biggest? Where is like the uber pwnage 1kw?
 
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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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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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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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W1zzards review of the HD4870X2 was on a 700W OCZ.:D
 

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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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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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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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I'd really like to see how these OCZ PSU's compare to Corsair's, especially noise-wise.
 
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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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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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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.