Conclusion: As we discussed in our introduction, whether you prefer your power supply to be modular or not is a personal thing, dependant on what you value when it comes to building a system. For us, modular power supplies still have a lot to offer thanks to that relatively hassle-free cable management, and of course OCZ's ModXStream Pro fits into that mindset nicely.
Summary: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 W is as good as the
, providing high efficiency (81%-85%), voltages very close to their nominal values (3% regulation against standard 5%), noise and ripple levels within proper range, ability to deliver its labeled power at high temperatures and protections up and running.
Internally both models are based on the same project, with the 600 W model having upgraded rectifiers for the +12 V and +5 V outputs.
Summary: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600 W proved to be an outstanding mainstream 600 W power supply, surprising us at all and every level. Being an inexpensive unit that has only the standard 80 Plus certification, we were expecting it to achieve efficiency around 82-83% across the board, but in fact it could maintain efficiency between 83.5% and 86.6% when we pulled up to 480 W from it (81.9% at 600 W), almost granting it 80 Plus Bronze certification.
Summary: With dual +12V rails, modular cabling, a near silent 140mm fan,
80+ Certified, ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V compatibility, SLI Certified, and OCZ branding,
what would you expect this power supply to cost? $120? $160? This power supply
is actually very inexpensive. The OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W will only set you back
about $90 USD.
In addition to high performance memory and numerous PC accessories, OCZ Technology offers a full line of PC switching mode power supplies. The ModXStream Pro series is targeted towards gamers and modders alike and comes in an 500W, 600W and 700W models. The new ModXStream Pro 600W power supply features dual +12V outputs, is NVIDIA SLI certified, and comes with OCZ’s 3-Year PowerSwap warranty.
Summary: The OCZ ModXStream 600 is a lot of power supply in a relatively small package. Boasting 25A on each of its dual +12v rails, plus an additional 25A each for the +3.3v and +5v, the ModXStream 600 seems at least as capable if not more so than many power supplies with higher wattage ratings. It had no problems handling an overclocked quad-core processor and a single high-end video card under load.
Conclusion: As you can see from the results, the OCZ ModXStream scores well in both the efficiency and wattage department. Furthermore, the noise output from the unit is impressive with it hardly being heard. In terms of usability, the OCZ also proves itself worthy with an excellent set of connectivity options and attractive grey and red colour scheme to follow suit.
Conclusion: The results speak for themselves really, whilst not outstanding, they are very solid indeed. This PSU feels like one of those quiet children at school, that does the work, but doesn't really get noticed. It easily completed all the tests, and passed with flying colours right up to its 500w limit. The modular cables and large fan mean that not only the PSU runs cool, but it also improves airflow within the case.
Conclusion: Unser erster Testkandidat von OCZ was Netzteile betrifft konnte einen ordentlichen Eindruck hinterlassen. So sind auf der Verpackung, welche einen grundlegenden Transportschutz bietet, schon viele Informationen rund um das Netzteil aufgebracht, leider aber der geringste Teil davon in deutscher Sprache.
Pros: gute Verarbeitung, stabile Spannungen, Anschlüsse durch Form kodiert
Cons: Spannungen leicht erhöht (aber noch innerhalb der Toleranzen), nur zwei PCIe-Stromanschlüsse