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OCZ ModXStream-Pro 600W Review

paulktreg    -   January 27, 2009
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Closer Look (The Power Supply):

The OCZ ModXStream-Pro 600W is finished in a slightly metallic matt black paint with a black fan grill bearing a silver and black OCZ logo at its centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honeycombed exhaust grill, IEC mains input connector and large on/off switch on the front and the modular cable connectors on the rear, black sockets for peripherals and red for PCI-E auxillary power. The label shows the modular cable socket voltages and 12V rail distribution (V1 and V2). The hardwired cables are sleeved all the way into the power supply which is nice to see and certainly improves the overall appearance of the unit.

 

 

One side of the OCZ ModXStream-Pro 600W has a large colorful label and a comprehensive specification label on the other.

 

 

The OCZ ModXStream-Pro 600W utilises a large 140mm eleven-bladed fan, which should help keep the power supply cool and quiet.

 

 

Hardwired cables along with the full set of modular cables with colour coded plugs.

 

 

The cooling fan is a Globe RL4Z S1352512H rated at 12VDC 0.33A complete with plastic baffle. The internal photograph shows the layout of the printed circuit board and heatsink arrangement. The heatsinks are slotted to increase the surface area and speed up heat dissipation. I could not find any manufacturer marks on the printed circuit board, but couldn't help notice the main and other electrolytic capacitors rated at 85°C. 105°C is always better, but tend to be fitted only on premium/flagship power supplies.

 

 

I like the design of the OCZ ModXStream-Pro 600W, as it is well built, looks well, the finish is excellent and with the large 140mm cooling fan, should run cool and quiet. Let's see how well it performs.

 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Power Supply)
  3. Specification & Features
  4. Testing: DC Voltage Load Regulation At 110VAC & 230VAC
  5. Testing: Efficiency, Power Factor & DC Quality
  6. Testing: Temperature, Noise Level & Fan Speed
  7. Conclusion
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