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OCZ ModXStream Pro vs Silverstone Strider Plus

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July 29, 2012 2:54:37 AM

Wondering which PSU to go with,

either the OCZ ModXStream Pro or Silverstone Strider Plus (both 600W and modualar)

My specs:

i5-3570k
HD 7850
AsRock Z77 Extreme 4
8Gb G.Skill Ares RAM (2x4Gb) @ 1600MHz
WD Caviar Black 1Tb
Samsung 22x DVD-RW

Btw, the silverstone is $35 more but i would rather know which is better first, then make the judgement on which is better value after.

Ty for help in advace
July 29, 2012 3:18:42 AM

Both are good PSUs but if you are willing to pay $35 extra you will be pretty happy with the Silverstone Strider Plus. The OCZ ModXStream Pro is semi modular meaning that some of the cables are built into it like a regular PSU. The Silverstone Strider Plus is fully modular so you can run the cables you need as you need them and nothing you don't, this will make it easier to organize wires inside your pc.
July 29, 2012 3:38:55 AM

what if i wanted to upgrade to xfire 7850's in future?
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July 29, 2012 3:42:22 AM

minimum 650-750 W and depent your budget, and full modular
July 29, 2012 3:46:53 AM

ill probs go with the OCZ 700W model then. I dont really want to pay alot extra for full modular and the 770w is only $15 more than the 600W model
July 29, 2012 3:50:25 AM

ok well definitely not the OCz but the Strider plus looks amazing. it probably not too great either but do not get OCz. Also instead of 7850 if you could make space in your budget for a 7870 you will get its worth for your money. think about it if your card sucks and you want a different model. say a 7870 thats 250 down the drain because you bought a 7850. IDK my logic anyway
July 29, 2012 3:54:26 AM

Tankata said:
ill probs go with the OCZ 700W model then. I dont really want to pay alot extra for full modular and the 770w is only $15 more than the 600W model

also what matters in a psu is the amperage of the 12V rails. The 600w OCz is actually 490w and the 700w is 520w. the strider however is like 690w or 740w(for the 750w version) if im not mistaken. OCz is a Rip-off and they dont give you what you want. even is 500w is enough do you want your pc shutting down constantly because of power requirement or giving out completely and frying your motherboard cpu and Gpu?

EDIT: also Im pretty sure single rail is way better than dual rail and im not sure about quad rail
July 29, 2012 5:08:10 AM

tuganu said:
ok well definitely not the OCz but the Strider plus looks amazing. it probably not too great either but do not get OCz. Also instead of 7850 if you could make space in your budget for a 7870 you will get its worth for your money. think about it if your card sucks and you want a different model. say a 7870 thats 250 down the drain because you bought a 7850. IDK my logic anyway


If not the OCZ and the strider doesn't look that good, what psu would u recommend. Also, don't want to spend an extra $80-$100 on the gpu as I'm already at the limit of my budget pretty much.

Also, psu has to be similar in price to those listed above (<$120)
July 29, 2012 9:41:19 AM

Tankata said:
If not the OCZ and the strider doesn't look that good, what psu would u recommend. Also, don't want to spend an extra $80-$100 on the gpu as I'm already at the limit of my budget pretty much.

Also, psu has to be similar in price to those listed above (<$120)

In all honesty I would reccomend the antec High current gamer 620w for roughly 90$ or for 115$ there is a modular version :D 
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July 29, 2012 12:15:34 PM

If you're stretching your budget it doesn't make sense to buy a WD 1TB Caviar Black as they are overpriced compared to 1TB drives from Samsung (Spinpoint F3) and Seagate (ST1000DM003). The 1TB Caviar Blacks don't even outperform the drives from Samsung/Seagate.

Out of the two the Silverstone Strider Plus 600W is far better, and is perfectly fine for your build even with two 7850s.
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