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OCZ PSU - Good Quality PSU or Not?


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OK, so I'm ready to buy a PSU for my new build. I've been looking at various Corsair and SeaSonic PSUs, but I recently ran across this one here from OCZ http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341051
The price is great, but I'm curious about how it stacks up to similar offerings from the top tier PSU manufacturers. I do need to have a PSU that is Haswell ready/certified and the OCZ fits the bill. I have read some reviews that have been favorable to OCZ PSUs, but not enough to really get me to buy yet. Like I said, I was geared up to buy a Corsair or SeaSonic PSU, but this OCZ has me very tempted.
Thoughts and/or recommendations?
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As per my canned text below;

Please note that there is one thing that is possibly worse than using a known poor quality brand of PSU and that is using one that is unheard of, for brands of PSU to trust and brands to avoid please refer to the two attached links http://www.10stripe....d/psu/brand.php and http://www.pcmech.co...ad.php?t=208143

PSU database http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htm

Before purchasing a new PSU it is advisable that you measure the dimensions of the present PSU and ensure that the new PSU has the correct power connections for the MB, HDDs, optical drives, FDDs or add on cards such as a video card if one is fitted.

Quality brands include Antec, Corsair, OCZ and Seasonic.


Hope this helps.
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As per my canned text below;

Please note that there is one thing that is possibly worse than using a known poor quality brand of PSU and that is using one that is unheard of, for brands of PSU to trust and brands to avoid please refer to the two attached links http://www.10stripe....d/psu/brand.php and http://www.pcmech.co...ad.php?t=208143

PSU database http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htm

Before purchasing a new PSU it is advisable that you measure the dimensions of the present PSU and ensure that the new PSU has the correct power connections for the MB, HDDs, optical drives, FDDs or add on cards such as a video card if one is fitted.

Quality brands include Antec, Corsair, OCZ and Seasonic.


Hope this helps.


Awesome! Thank you ;)
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As per my canned text below;

Please note that there is one thing that is possibly worse than using a known poor quality brand of PSU and that is using one that is unheard of, for brands of PSU to trust and brands to avoid please refer to the two attached links http://www.10stripe....d/psu/brand.php and http://www.pcmech.co...ad.php?t=208143

PSU database http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htm

Before purchasing a new PSU it is advisable that you measure the dimensions of the present PSU and ensure that the new PSU has the correct power connections for the MB, HDDs, optical drives, FDDs or add on cards such as a video card if one is fitted.

Quality brands include Antec, Corsair, OCZ and Seasonic.


Hope this helps.


OMG, after getting your reply last night, I spent hours researching/shopping PSUs. The endeavor continued this morning as well. It has been an experience filled with fun, excitement, anxiety, surety, then unsurety, etc. My wife claims I am caught up in PSU h-e-double hockey sticks!
I have read review after review and compared PSUs via http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htmand reviewed various lists of top tier brands. After all this, I have narrowed my choices down to two PSUs that I believe will fit the bill admirably. Both provide what I am looking for in a PSU and both are cost effective. Here they are:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE
http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= (best price I could find)
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XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 750 Watt
http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=

I have reviewed both PSUs at http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htm and I find that the XFX PSU really stands out for me. I know Corsair is a top-tier brand and I have not found XFX to be listed as top-tier on various ranking resources, however the reviews on the XFX product are excellent. I believe, but please correct me if I'm wrong, that the XFX PSU I am interested in is actually made by SeaSonic. If that's the case, then it is a top-tier PSU. Would you agree?
If the XFX is in fact a SeaSonic OEM, I will purchase this PSU. If I am mistaken, then the Corsair it will be.
BTW, the XFX PSU best price is actually here http://us.ncix.com/p...FX&promoid=1089
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I love Corsair...Here's what I am using right now.
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I love Corsair...Here's what I am using right now.
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That would be nice. Out of my price range though. Was trying to keep it under $100.
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After some exhaustive research; reading reviews, pricing, etc. I decided to buy the CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139006
Glad to be done with that. As always, thank you for all your advice, resources and recommendations. :thumbsup:

Edited by Webslinger64, 31 October 2013 - 11:23 PM.

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You did well mate. :thumbsup:

I picked a Seasonic M12II 520 Bronze for my i5-3570 system. As you I've done reviews, researches into the wee hours. :happy:
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You did well mate. :thumbsup:

I picked a Seasonic M12II 520 Bronze for my i5-3570 system. As you I've done reviews, researches into the wee hours. :happy:


It's addictive, that's for sure. Thanks for the reply.
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Good choice of PSU but for others that may read this topic XFX are an improving brand of PSU :thumbsup:
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Good choice of PSU but for others that may read this topic XFX are an improving brand of PSU :thumbsup:


I agree, but after much research I ended up ordering a CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX. That order got screwed up somehow and I needed to reorder. Gave it some more consideration and ended up ordering a Antec HCG M Series HCG-620M http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=. I think I went overboard with a 750W PSU. I will not be gaming, or even installing a video card right now. Even when I do install a GPU, I believe the Antec will be fine handling my power needs.
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Did you consider either of the following two Modular and Non Modular
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Did you consider either of the following two Modular and Non Modular


I did, but ruled them out because neither offered Haswell support.
Just out of curiosity, would the CORSAIR CXM series CX750M http://www.newegg.co...-17139051-L010A have been a better buy than the Antec HCG M Series HCG-620M http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= ? I did consider the Corsair, but saw that the OEM was CWT and was under the impression that company was not highly rated.

Edited by Webslinger64, 02 November 2013 - 10:13 AM.

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Did you consider either of the following two Modular and Non Modular


I did, but ruled them out because neither offered Haswell support.
Good catch :thumbsup:

Just out of curiosity, would the CORSAIR CXM series CX750M http://www.newegg.co...-17139051-L010A have been a better buy than the Antec HCG M Series HCG-620M http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= ? I did consider the Corsair, but saw that the OEM was CWT and was under the impression that company was not highly rated.

There is nothing wrong with the Antec but for the price and extra juice available the Corsair would have been my choice.

CWT like Seasonic make quality components that other brands use, the 750W consistently produced 744W when tested as opposed to the 620W Antec producing a lower 576W, it is still a very good PSU and should serve you well.
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There is nothing wrong with the Antec but for the price and extra juice available the Corsair would have been my choice.

CWT like Seasonic make quality components that other brands use, the 750W consistently produced 744W when tested as opposed to the 620W Antec producing a lower 576W, it is still a very good PSU and should serve you well.


Thanks for the reply and recommendation. The information you provided convinced me to go ahead and buy the Corsair. The price is really good! I believe I will install the Antec into my wife's PC; that's the one I just finished building, to replace the EVGA 600W PSU I originally installed. I should have done more research before I bought the EVGA, although it has been working flawlessly. I think the EVGA will make a great local classified ad ;)
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