Recently I have been looking at power supplies around 750W and found 2 that have caught my eye. Problem is I can't really decide on which one because I am not familiar with which brands are most reliable. So far I have heard that Seasonic as a manufacturer is good and therefore XFX Core and Corsair power supplies are good. I currently have heard nothing of OCZ in the power supply market so I am unsure what to make of them. My dilemma boils down to these two deals.
The OCZ is modular while the XFX is not. Right now I'm leaning towards XFX because I think it might be more reliable. Let me know what you guys think and if there is anything I might have missed in my comparison. Should I trust OCZ or stick with the XFX? BTW I used hardware secrets for the review because I feel they are very inclusive to all aspects. If anybody knows of a more reliable review source let me know. Thanks for any help you can offer
I've heard nothing but bad things about OCZ power supplies. If there is one component in your system you don't want to go cheap on, it would be the power supply. That said, XFX has a pretty good reputation with their power supplies, so I'd suggest going with that one rather then the OCZ one.
EDIT: For an additonal $10, you may want to consider the Corsair TX750M. It's a semi-modular PSU, so you're getting the best of both the OCZ and the XFX PSU's you mentioned. NCIX doesn't have any pictures, but there are some of the unit over on Newegg.ca.
Last edited by Flemminr; August 9, 2011 at 12:51 PM.
The FSP's like Coolermaster's Elite Power FSP's and Arctic Cooling's Seasonics were over spec'd. Meaning a quality 350W might have been sold as a 400W. Still good units though, as long as you knew the "real" spec.
That Tom's list is fairly outdated as well, the OCZ ZX series are actually very impressive units, even more so when you factor in the price and the fact that they're fully modular. Great Wall makes them and although they're new to the market, they've made quite a splash with fairly high quality units at fairly low prices.
CWT, Topower, and Sirtec in my experience have been hit and miss depending on the platform.
I love to hate on their green tape, but in fairness to CWT, most of my 10+ year old PSUs still in use are CWT OEMs, way more than Seasonic/Delta.