OCZ ModXStream-Pro 600W Reviewpaulktreg - January 27, 2009
Category: Power Supplies
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This time around I am going to have a look at a 600W power supply from one of the main players in the memory market. OCZ Technology entered the market in August 2000, producing high speed DDR and RDRAM memory modules. They are still highly regarded for their high quality DDR2 and DDR3 memory products, but have since expanded into other areas and produce a range of flash media, power supplies, cooling products, peripherals and gaming notebooks. Let's take a close look at one of their power supplies, the OCZ ModXStream-Pro 600W and see how well it performs.
"The ModXStream Pro Series is the superlative solution for driving today's gaming systems, and is NVIDIA® SLI™ certified to power dual graphics. 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 140mm fan, the ModXStream Pro was engineered to be the quietest PSU available and eliminate distracting noises from your PC. 80+ Certified, featuring up to 86% efficiency at typical load, this leading-edge power supply remains rock solid and powerful while retaining superior efficiency under load. "
High quality matt film coated packaging, gloss power supply photographs and a black and red theme certainly give a good first impression. There's no doubt about the wattage, which is given on the box lid along with a gloss power supply photograph, model, warranty details, SLI logo along with some of the main features. The underside of the box is along the same lines with a 80 Plus logo and more features.
The front and rear panels give the full feature list, specification table, agency approvals and paragraph about the power supply and its features. There is a small removable cutout in the front panel which gives access to a sturdy carry handle should it be needed.
Once again, no mistaking how much power the OCZ ModXStream-Pro 600W can deliver, along with power supply photographs and a brief sentence in ten different languages, which loosely translated says "Computer power supply for gamers and enthuiasts", I think!
Lift the lid and the instruction manual sits neatly on top of the plastic bag wrapped power supply. Unlike other power supplies I have reviewed, there is no foam protection over the top of the power supply. All the cables and accessories are neatly contained in a open-ended cardboard sleeve that sits neatly down the side of the power supply.
The plastic bag wrapped power supply along with the user manual, modular cables in zipped case and power cord with US power plug.
The packaging could be better and I was surprised to see no form of protection over the top of the power supply. The worlds postal systems are by no means perfect and it would be a shame if this power supply was damaged because of this omission. The accessories bundle is satisfactory for a power supply in this class, but the instruction manual is basic with 22 pages covering nine languages.