Notices

Overclockers Forums > Hardware > Power Supplies and Electronic Devices
Power Supplies and Electronic Devices
Forum Jump

rma results : psu upgrade :o

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe Search this Thread
 
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-29-07, 08:53 PM Thread Starter   #1
siresword
Member

 
siresword's Avatar 

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: maryland

 
rma results : psu upgrade :o


my ocz 520w (the 520adjsli) was RMA'd to OCZ but they dont carry the 520 anymore. so ocz is offering me a OCZ600GXSSLI (the gamexstream 600w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16817341001). is their gamexstream line of psu's the same quality and reliability that i got from my powerstream 520w ? im not worried about power as i am for reliability and stability on the rails.
it seems like a pretty good deal though, i send in my dead 520w for a better 600w psu. only thing i paid for was $7.5 for shipping :P
anybody have any problems with ocz's gamexstream psu's ? and are there any other*ocz* (cuz its coming straight from ocz) psu's that you guys would recommend ?

*edit* oh. and this may seem stupid but uhh.. you know that 120mm cooling fan .. it looks like its on the top of the psu .. but its really on the bottom, right ? so that the fan isn't blowing straight into the top of my case..

__________________
amd 64 4000+ sandy @ 2.82 (almost stable?)
dfi lanparty nf-4 ultra-d
evga 8800gt sc (650/950)
2x512 ocz el plat revis 2 @ 1T 2.5-3-3-6 / 220
sb audigy 2 zs plat
ocz 600w gamexstream =/
gigabyte pcu-vh31 cooler

Last edited by siresword; 03-29-07 at 09:00 PM.
siresword is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 03-29-07, 09:18 PM   #2
Oklahoma Wolf
Senior Warranty Validity Sealed Stick Remover

 
Oklahoma Wolf's Avatar 

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Saskatchewan

10 Year Badge
 
The Evostream is the high end one, but the GXS is a step up from a Powerstream. It's not independantly regulated like the PS line was, and has a little bit of a ripple issue at full power, but they're a good replacement for a Powerstream.

That 120mm fan faces down when mounted properly in the average case.

__________________
Asus P8Z68 Pro-V Gen3
2500K w/ Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme
16GB G.Skill Ripjaws
Inwin GRone, Corsair AX860i
Asus 270X 2GB, Asus 270 2GB
250GB Samsung 840 Evo, 640GB WD Black, 2TB Samsung F4, 3TB Seagate 7200.14
Lite-On iHAS324, LG BH14NS40

BTC: 14FLpVUsBpW2XahPsuWi4DfeBm4V3c5fH6
Oklahoma Wolf is offline Heatware Profile   QUOTE Thanks
Old 03-29-07, 09:26 PM   #3
RollingThunder
Destroyer of Spammers, Trolls and Cretins
Premium Member #12

 
RollingThunder's Avatar 

Join Date: Jan 2005

 
Quote:
Originally Posted by siresword
my ocz 520w (the 520adjsli) was RMA'd to OCZ but they dont carry the 520 anymore. so ocz is offering me a OCZ600GXSSLI (the gamexstream 600w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16817341001). is their gamexstream line of psu's the same quality and reliability that i got from my powerstream 520w ? im not worried about power as i am for reliability and stability on the rails.
it seems like a pretty good deal though, i send in my dead 520w for a better 600w psu. only thing i paid for was $7.5 for shipping :P
anybody have any problems with ocz's gamexstream psu's ? and are there any other*ocz* (cuz its coming straight from ocz) psu's that you guys would recommend ?

*edit* oh. and this may seem stupid but uhh.. you know that 120mm cooling fan .. it looks like its on the top of the psu .. but its really on the bottom, right ? so that the fan isn't blowing straight into the top of my case..
They are showing it upside down. The offset mounting screw hole is really on the top and the fan will be where it should be. Sounds like a good deal to me.

Here is an evaluation of its bigger brother, 700w:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=35

I don't know if there is a component build difference between the 600 and 700w. I don't see anything bad about it. Maybe OW or S/N will be along with specifics.


Sorry OW, was looking at Jonny's site.......

__________________
Intel E8500 @ 3608 MHz...............Intel E7500 @ 3333 MHz Home Server
DFI DK P45 T2RS Plus.................Same
WD Velociraptor 150 & WD Raptor 74...Raptor 74 - Hitachi Deskstar 1TB
ATI 5750.............................ATI 6200FX
Dell Ultra Sharp U2413.............. Dell Ultra Sharp 2007 1600x1200
2 x 2 GB GSkill PC8500 @ DDR2 960....2 x 1 GB GSkill PC8500
Corsair HX520........................Corsair HX520
Coolermaster NV 690..................Lian-Li PC-K7
Vista 64.............................XP Pro
Experience teaches only the teachable.
RollingThunder is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 03-29-07, 09:28 PM Thread Starter   #4
siresword
Member

 
siresword's Avatar 

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: maryland

 
okay, i guess i was just worried that their gamexstream was a 'cheaper' series than the powerstreams and wouldn't offer the same quality. and the evo series is too pro anyway - i have no need for a 1kw psu when i dont even have sli. does everybody agree that they're all the same quality wise?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf
That 120mm fan faces down when mounted properly in the average case.
haha okay okay just checking cuz the picture worried me for a second

__________________
amd 64 4000+ sandy @ 2.82 (almost stable?)
dfi lanparty nf-4 ultra-d
evga 8800gt sc (650/950)
2x512 ocz el plat revis 2 @ 1T 2.5-3-3-6 / 220
sb audigy 2 zs plat
ocz 600w gamexstream =/
gigabyte pcu-vh31 cooler
siresword is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 03-29-07, 10:46 PM   #5
Jacobman
Member

 
Jacobman's Avatar 

Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: redding, California

 
I have it and it pwns, same if not better quality. My dad has the 700, all i put in builds is the GXS series and it hasnt failed me yet.
Jacobman is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 03-29-07, 11:02 PM   #6
imposter
Member

 
imposter's Avatar 

Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bronx,newyork

 
=) That power supply should be more than superfluous for your needs. =)

the fan points down in average cases.

good luck! let me know how everything goes.

__________________
HeatWare <--Coretemp Slave tester!!!!-->
Have one on the house.
"Its prefectly good minus all the bad stuff"
-Ben333
imposter is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 03-29-07, 11:27 PM Thread Starter   #7
siresword
Member

 
siresword's Avatar 

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: maryland

 
okay great ! thanks all and it should be good

__________________
amd 64 4000+ sandy @ 2.82 (almost stable?)
dfi lanparty nf-4 ultra-d
evga 8800gt sc (650/950)
2x512 ocz el plat revis 2 @ 1T 2.5-3-3-6 / 220
sb audigy 2 zs plat
ocz 600w gamexstream =/
gigabyte pcu-vh31 cooler
siresword is offline   QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


Overclockers Forums > Hardware > Power Supplies and Electronic Devices
Power Supplies and Electronic Devices
Forum Jump

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Mobile Skin
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
You can add these icons by updating your profile information to include your Heatware ID, Benching Profile ID or your Folding/SETI profile ID. Edit your profile!
X

Welcome to Overclockers.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this the best community on the Internet since 1998!


(4 digit year)

Why Join Us?

  • Share experience
  • Max out your hardware
  • Best forum members anywhere
  • Customized forum experience

Already a member?