|OCZ ModXStream 780W Modular PSU OCZ780MXS|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Power|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 07 August 2007|
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Details: OCZ ModXStream 780W OCZ780MXS
If you have read this far, all the way to page three, then I applaud you. Power supply reviews are often times not the most popular subject. Either they look good, or they don't. Either they work well, or they don't. But writing a review on these products is necessary for you to know what is quality, and what products just pose as quality. Sometimes people buy for looks alone, which is a real shame because buying a power supply based on looks makes a little sense as buying a CPU based on looks. This is why I dig deeper, and help you learn the information the manufacturers seem to always leave out.
You will notice from the image above that OCZ has completely sleeved the native cable groups of the ModXStream 780W Modular PSU. There is also a solid black plastic grommet at the opening for the native cable group, ensuring that the chassis on the OCZ780MXS will not wear through to expose bare wire.
The modular face of the OCZ ModXStream is unmarked, which means that you will simply have to match the correct connector into the correct socket. I am a little skeptical of this arrangement, since I have seen other modular systems offering far greater control of the modular interface.
Unlike other OCZ products, namely the various RAM modules they offer, the ModXStream Modular PSU is a much more tame product. Perhaps it is the nearly flat-black finish of the PSU chassis that has given me this impression, but it certainly lacks some of the standout design seen in other OCZ products. I'm not going to claim that this is a case of function before fashion, because this unit is certainly not the eyesore I reviewed not long ago. But still, something is missing from the overall appearance.
At the rear of the unit there is a simple honeycomb grill, which offers plenty of exhaust ventilation to the cooling fan. The fan on this unit is a variable speed load-controlled 120mm cooling fan with blue LED's which didn't always seem to light up.