Which PSU: Antec or OCZ?

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=N82E16817371007&Tpk=antec earthwatts 500

OZC ModXStream Pro 500W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016&Tpk=ocz 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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  1. I'd buy the Antec Earthwatts if the prices were the same.
  2. Actually the ocz is a bit stronger ( 18a vs 17a on the 12v rail). And the ocz is cheaper, so the ocz.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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=N82E16817341017 then you will be able to overclock more.

    Are you sure its a 220W?
  6. Quote:
    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=N82E16817341017 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.
  7. Since it is a 220 watt psu, do you have a micro-atx power supply in a micro-atx or slimline case?
  8. Here's a link to a technical review of the Antec Earthwatts EA-500 you are considering:

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=35
  9. Ok I've decided to get the Antec Earthwatts 500w.
    Thanks everyone for the advice & the reviews helped a lot.
  10. Twoboxer, theres a good reason why people were worried when OCZ bought PCP&C.
  11. ^ 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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