OCZ power supplies

Hey guys I'm putting together a build list for a friend and am just wondering what opinions are on OCZ power supplies. I have one in my own personal rig and have never had a problem with it and have worked with them in other rigs too without problems. My question is do you guys think they're any good, I've got a part list together for this guy (will share it below) and am debating between a Corsair CX500M PSU and an OCZ ModXstream 700W PSU, now i know he doesn't need a 700W psu but i figured it would be nice especially for the price point it is listed at. I'm probably going to be putting the build together and would prefer if he had a modular PSU just because they're so much nicer, I also don't want to push the price on him too much higher because I know he doesn't want to spend a ton of money (even though the budget is pretty large). Just curious what you guys think of the OCZ PSU's though, I've heard they're not actually OCZ's but are just rebranded( anybody know what they are?).
Thanks :D

Here's the part list I've put together:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/un97
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/un97/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/un97/benchmarks/

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($121.74 @ Mwave)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($439.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VE258Q 25.0" Monitor ($229.14 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE258Q 25.0" Monitor ($229.14 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.93 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor ($229.99)
Total: $1819.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 00:58 EST-0500)
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  1. OCZ does not manufacture any power supplies. They have various OEMs (i.e. Original Equipment Manufacturer) like CWT, FSP, Great Wall, HEC, Impervio, Sirtec and Topower manufacture the many models they sell.

    The OCZ ModXStream Pro Series 700W (OCZ700MXSP) uses Sirtec as its OEM.

    The Corsair CX500M uses CWT (i.e. Channel Well Technology) as its OEM.
  2. I've been using a OCZ branded mod extreme 750 watt for 4 years in this rig no problems what so ever, I am thinking of changing out the fan it is starting to get a little noisy but my PC has been on almost 24/7 for 4 years. I'd say 24/6 for sure.
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