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updated review 5 star to 1
on January 29, 2013
Original review: I've been pushing the limit on my stock PSU that came with my Dell XPS Studio 7100 (Added a HD, upgraded video card to 6870) Well the PSU started to die, so I ordered this as a replacement. Just installed tonight, and I have to say, I can barely hear it at all. Very impressed.
The unit is also semi-modular (main mobo cables are not detachable) and comes with a good variety of cables to fit into the sockets (several sata power and molex etc)
At this point I have only one issue: the cables are a little stiff. I was able to work with this no problem in most situations, but the way the video card power cords come out, it seemed to be putting undue stress on the connection at the card with the case closed. An L plug or maybe just a little more wiggle room for flexibility would have been better. I loosened it up a little and now fits ok.
I have done some initial stress testing and it looks all good from here. I will only be revisiting this review if it under-performs in the future.
UPDATE: first night installed, everything was great. Computer fell asleep, next day would not wake up. Unit is dead. Followed instructions from OCZ support to determine finally that unit was defective.
Wanted to do RMA, but OCZ wanted me to pay for shipping, and to california at that (I live in DE)
I figure if I am going to have to pay for shipping for what was practically a DOA unit, it might as well be for returning to Amazon.
Thank you OCZ for wasting about $10 and 5 hours of my time.
Buying a different brand next time.