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OCZ's Fatal1ty Modular PSU Does 750W

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OCZ's latest Fatal1ty-branded PSU cranks up to 750 watts and offers modular cabling.

PC gamers and enthusiasts looking for a high-performance power supply using low-profile, flat modular cabling may want to check out OCZ's latest Fatal1ty-branded release. Packing a tasty 750 watts, the PSU was obviously co-developed by twelve-time world champion Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, and designed to meet the needs of his fellow (n00b) gamers. He also threw glowing red LED lights into the new PSU, possibly so that PC gamers will feel like their twitch-based skills are on fire right before he snipes off their head.

Tuesday OCZ said that the new Fatal1ty 750W was built to withstand hours upon hours of gaming, performing even at an elevated temperature of up to 45°C, nearly twice that of the industry standard. The PSU also features maximum and efficient power distribution, a thermally controlled 135-mm double-ball bearing fan for airflow at near-silent audible noise levels, and multiple, user-friendly connectors for multiple drives and video cards. It's also energy efficient, converting up to a full 85-percent of AC to DC power at typical loads.

"Working with Fatal1ty to build the ultimate PSU for a high-performance gaming environment was a great experience," commented Ryan Edwards, Director of Product Management at OCZ Technology. "Jonathan and OCZ share a common commitment to performance and reliability aimed at supporting the user in even the most intense competitive gaming and enthusiast environments. With the new Fatal1ty 750, gamers and power users alike can be confident their system is fueled by a top-notch PSU with the latest in technology and design."

Currently the Fatal1ty 750W power supply isn't listed online, however the previous 700W model sells for $105 to $135 USD at various outlets online. Newegg sells the 550W version for $70 USD here.

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    Silicon Jesus , May 18, 2010 11:11 PM
    Putting Fatal1ty on something does not make me want to buy it. Having skills at some obsolete game does not make him a computer engineer.
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    idisarmu , May 18, 2010 10:39 PM
    So sick! I think I will get the 550 watt one though when I build my first computer this summer. (School computer... it's going to be a productivity work horse.)
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    Silicon Jesus , May 18, 2010 11:11 PM
    Putting Fatal1ty on something does not make me want to buy it. Having skills at some obsolete game does not make him a computer engineer.
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    kalogagatya , May 18, 2010 11:34 PM
    so this means it will only support ATI cards? :p 
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    huron , May 18, 2010 11:47 PM
    Even though the article makes the specs seem respectable, having his name on it makes me want to buy it less. I'm not sure what it is about him, but all the items branded with his name turn me away...
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    matt87_50 , May 18, 2010 11:51 PM
    I got the 550 one, but I sold it (only cause I sold it to a friend at purchase price) because I was afraid I might need more power, also the cables were short, not great for cable management, hopefully they have fixed that with the new 750, because otherwise the 550 was awesome! very quite, no fan noise or electrical noise. I got the 700W one later, but it's just a re badged older model, and its 120mm fan was terribly noisy, thought it was a fault, but tried another and got the same result... got a Thermaltake TP eventually, but I miss the 550 OCZ!
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    grillz9909 , May 19, 2010 12:30 AM
    You could at least review the PSU. This whole article screams "They payed me to say this!" (even if they didn't)
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    aaron686 , May 19, 2010 1:22 AM
    This article looks like it was written with a gun up the editor's nose and a OCZ troll saying "write!, write!" LOL
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    dj1001 , May 19, 2010 1:30 AM
    these are just the modxstream pro psu with a red led fan and some fancy stickers

    this however is a good thing because the modxsteam psu's are great

    I've owned 2 and can't say anything bad about either of them
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    matt87_50 , May 19, 2010 2:17 AM
    lol, so we vote down anyone who might be positive on the product because "oh, they are tricking people into thinking it was made by Fa1ltal1ty, when really it wasn't, they're a phony, just a big fat phony!"

    yes, the 550 was a modxtreme with red lights, it was priced like a modxtreme with red lights! other PSU manufactures take an existing product, add lights and charge a bit more? so what? some people like the lights! I agree with what dj1001 says: the modxtreme psus are great! now you can get ones with lights for a bit more! yay! people who dismiss a product just because its got an irrelevant endorsement on it are just as bad as people who buy stuff just because its got an irrelevant endorsement on it.
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    Asinger93 , May 19, 2010 2:25 AM
    Am I the only one who is seeing a trend in Tom's Hardware articles lately? The few Lian Li and NZXT ones , to be specific. It seems that, as opposed to reporting on cutting edge technology that would be actualnews, they are reporting on random pieces of tech hardware. While it may be cool hardware, there is nothing new about a 750W or even modular power supply. Had it been a 1500W PSU, or one that had a massive 12V rail, that would be a different story. However, it appears to me that Tom's Hardware has been taking some sort of monetary compensation (cough) bribe (cough) for these articles.

    I used to view Tom's as a respectable news source. Now I see that I was wrong...
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    lauxenburg , May 19, 2010 2:42 AM
    Silicon JesusPutting Fatal1ty on something does not make me want to buy it. Having skills at some obsolete game does not make him a computer engineer.


    I agree. I think they put Fatal1ty on there so that you would expect good quality while it very well could be junk.
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    lauxenburg , May 19, 2010 2:43 AM
    But what is so special about this? There are modular 750Ws all of the place. Seasonic Corsair...to name a few...
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    shin0bi272 , May 19, 2010 3:24 AM
    I have a modular corsair 750hx with a single 12v rail (65a I think it is)... wouldnt buy a failtal1ty brand anything... in fact if you even gave me (as in for free) anything with that sellout's name on it I would probably put a .40S&W sized hole in it.
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    audiosyncracy , May 19, 2010 4:23 AM
    I feel that Fatal1ty killed the creative labs sound card lineup. They went from producing decent sound cards aimed at having as many useful ins and outs as possible to these "gamer" cards with fewer useful ins and outs and these features that most people wouldn't use. I also miss those really powerful surround sound systems that came out for the PC.

    Getting back on topic, I feel that using his branding here that this product is just gimmicky, as stated here it's just a re-badge of another PSU but with an LED fan. So why not save some money and buy that other power supply and an LED fan than pay to have someone this guys name on your PSU?
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    MamiyaOtaru , May 19, 2010 4:59 AM
    super price after mail in rebate on the 550 watt at newegg. Friend of mine got that one and it's working great for him
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    Gin Fushicho , May 19, 2010 5:14 AM
    What's the 12v rail though? That's what I'm concerned about. I only want 1 12v rail.
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    simple_inhibition , May 19, 2010 7:21 AM
    yay..... another Fut1L1ty product.... /endsarcasm

    so lemme guess, its a modxtreme 750 with a red led fan, douche de tromps logo plastered all over it with flat cables thrown in. no thanks, ill stick with corsair units
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    falchard , May 19, 2010 10:05 AM
    My next computer is going to use an OCZ Gold series that are made from their subsidary PC Power and Cooling. Love to support my local San Diego companies, and lets face it not even Corsair can beat PC Power and Cooling.
    BTW, why modular? Should just make a case that you can short excess wires in.
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    tommysch , May 19, 2010 1:46 PM
    Silicon JesusPutting Fatal1ty on something does not make me want to buy it. Having skills at some obsolete game does not make him a computer engineer.


    CSS isnt obsolete... Itll stay that way until they stop making cheap ass console ports. Which is obviously not in a near future.

    And BTW there is a content patch coming for CSS.

    But he indeed doesn't no sh*t about power supplies.
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    tommysch , May 19, 2010 1:50 PM
    asinger93Am I the only one who is seeing a trend in Tom's Hardware articles lately? The few Lian Li and NZXT ones , to be specific. It seems that, as opposed to reporting on cutting edge technology that would be actualnews, they are reporting on random pieces of tech hardware. While it may be cool hardware, there is nothing new about a 750W or even modular power supply. Had it been a 1500W PSU, or one that had a massive 12V rail, that would be a different story. However, it appears to me that Tom's Hardware has been taking some sort of monetary compensation (cough) bribe (cough) for these articles. I used to view Tom's as a respectable news source. Now I see that I was wrong...


    May I ask you if, in your infinite wisdom, you might be able to tell the difference between the news section and the features section?
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