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?).
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.
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.