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Which PSU: Antec or OCZ?

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September 4, 2009 4:19:50 PM

I'm looking to upgrade my PSU to a fairly cheap but good quality 500w Model. From my research two models attracted my attention:

Antec Earthwatts 500W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... earthwatts 500

OZC ModXStream Pro 500W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... modxstream pro 500

NOTE: Prices do not matter too much as they are both pretty similar in price in the UK (where I'm from).

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a b ) Power supply
September 4, 2009 4:47:43 PM

I'd buy the Antec Earthwatts if the prices were the same.
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
September 4, 2009 5:05:55 PM

Actually the ocz is a bit stronger ( 18a vs 17a on the 12v rail). And the ocz is cheaper, so the ocz.
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a c 248 ) Power supply
September 4, 2009 5:11:39 PM

Are you limiting the choice to just those two power supplies or are you open to suggestions? If you are open to suggestions please list your pc components.
September 4, 2009 6:23:57 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
Are you limiting the choice to just those two power supplies or are you open to suggestions? If you are open to suggestions please list your pc components.


I've narrowed it down to these two, I'd rather not go into open suggestions again because I don't want to spend much more time deciding & i'm prone to indecision. So really, unless you have a suggestion that is a hugely better choice I'd rather not hear it (no offense).

As for components, well, I stupidly bought a pre-built non-gaming PC & am slowly trying to update the hardware, so I am unlcear on some of the components as the supliers of my PC weren't very detailed on the components:

Intel Quad-Core Q6600 Processor
Unknown Motherboard
3GB Unknown Memory
Nvidia 9600GS
750GB Unknown Hard Drive
220W Unknown PSU
Anonymous
a b ) Power supply
September 4, 2009 6:31:28 PM

220W running a Quad core :o  :o 

Get the ocz, at that price you cant get better. Maybe for 10$ more get the 600w version much better. ( if thats the case in UK)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... then you will be able to overclock more.

Are you sure its a 220W?
September 4, 2009 6:47:52 PM

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220W running a Quad core :o  :o 

Get the ocz, at that price you cant get better. Maybe for 10$ more get the 600w version much better. ( if thats the case in UK)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... then you will be able to overclock more.

Are you sure its a 220W?


Yeah, it says 220W on the side of it. Damn Manufacturers, I think they gave me the absolute minimum wattage PSU that could still just about run the system. They also underclocked my 9600 a load to make up for this. That's really one of the main reasons I want to upgrade.
a c 248 ) Power supply
September 4, 2009 10:40:58 PM

Since it is a 220 watt psu, do you have a micro-atx power supply in a micro-atx or slimline case?
September 5, 2009 9:25:14 AM

Ok I've decided to get the Antec Earthwatts 500w.
Thanks everyone for the advice & the reviews helped a lot.
a c 85 ) Power supply
September 5, 2009 11:30:35 AM

Twoboxer, theres a good reason why people were worried when OCZ bought PCP&C.
a b ) Power supply
September 5, 2009 8:28:51 PM

^ Aye, its sort of scary. May have to take PCP&C off my "list".

They use names real well . . . fatal1ty, pcp&c.
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