I'm putting together this build with an Athlon II Quad, and a GTX 460. I don't have a Power supply yet, and I am unsure what to get. I was considering the OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w, but I've heard the cables are rather short. The case I'm using is a Lian Li Lancool PC-K58w, and I am questioning if the PSU will have long enough cables for me to route behind the motherboard tray and look pretty. So does anybody have first-hand experience with this Unit? Otherwise I'm unsure what to use. All I know is that It needs to be under $75-80 and not a Corsair CX series unit. (Other Corsair units are fine.)
By the way, I'm new here and this is my first Post
I think I can help because I have a ModX700w and have no problems with cable length, although this is the older version of the unit. My only gripe is the fan is not loud but not whisper quiet like other OCZ psu's.
I currently have the Fatal1ty 550w also that is powering an Opteron based machine and 2 OC'd GTX460's and is still quieter than the ModX.
Depending on the rest of your system with regard to how much power you need I would take a serious look at this-
they are pretty good. the M12II make very little noise, a few make a bit more noise so do your research. I have a PC Power & Cooling Silencer PSU (made by seasonic) that runs silent...just like the series name.
That will use around 400 total system power, give or take, the Seasonic is very well made and will in fact power just about any single video card system. Here a system power calculator to give you a ruff guess as to what you'll need.
I think I might go with an OCZ StealthXStream II PSU...
the OCZ is a fine PSU, the seasonic is a great PSU. both will do the job but there really is very little power difference between the two. the seasonic is modular, has better efficiency, better internal build, and peaks at 590w
December 4, 2010 6:36:55 PM
the reason I don't want the Seasonic is because The 600w would give me more room to expand. Although, like I said the cables are short. So I don't think they will be long enough for my case
I would like the StealthXStream or ModXStream- But like I've said a thousand times- The cables are probably too short for my Lancool PC-K58w
corsair GS600w model. 80 plus and 3 year warranty unlike the CX. its back on sale at microcenter. $80 out the door plus a $20 mail in rebate. that's cheaper then the final outdoor price of the seasonic 520w and its almost as efficient. regular price is around $100. cables are plenty long (I own one). the 800w version (both are CWT PSH units) got great reviews on HS.
For comparison purposes , the list below contains performance ratings (10 scale) at jonnyguru.com / prices as per newegg on 02/21/2010 and ones w/ double asterisks (**) made it onto silentpcreview.com's Editor's Choice List meaning they excelled at both electronic and acoustic performance: