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OCZ Expands Power Supply Offerings

OCZ Expands Power Supply Offerings

OCZ announced the StealthXStream 2 Power Supply Series. This series has been redesigned to offer higher efficiencies and a quieter operation. The StealthXStream 2 is designed for use in high end systems and offers enough power for dual-GPU and CPU platforms. The PSUs convert up to 85% of AC to DC power at typical loads. The StealthXStream 2 is available in up to 700W configurations, and all models come with a three year warranty.

OCZ Technology Announces the StealthXStream 2 Power Supply Series

Redesigned Series Offers a Great Value for Consumers Looking for an Affordable Yet Reliable PSU

SAN JOSE, CA—June 9, 2010—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCZ), a worldwide leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs), memory modules, and power supplies for computing devices and systems, announces the StealthXStream 2 Power Supply Series. Redesigned to provide higher efficiencies, quieter operation, and a sleeker updated look, the StealthXStream 2 Series offers an excellent value for performance to accompany home, gaming, or enthusiast systems.

"Three years ago we launched the original StealthXStream PSU line with the goal of delivering a power supply with the right balance of performance, features, and value," said Alex Mei, CMO at the OCZ Technology Group. "The new StealthXStream 2 is the natural evolution of this popular line and features an updated core, a sleeker more compact form factor making it easy to integrate into any chassis and plenty of stable power for dual GPU platforms, and with a complete range of models to choose customers can select the perfect wattage for their unique system configuration."

Qualified under the expertise of the Power Management division at PC Power & Cooling, the StealthXStream 2 is built for superior reliability at an extremely affordable price point. Designed for the value-minded consumer seeking quiet performance and an understated design, the StealthXStream 2 is ideal for system builders and enthusiasts who prefer a low-key PSU that even at peak loads remains virtually silent and excludes flashy LEDs to ensure it is not seen or heard. Additionally, the PSU is kept supremely cool with a newly upgraded 120mm ball-bearing fan for additional noise reduction.

Available in up to 700W configurations, the StealthXStream 2 is well-suited for driving higher end systems and provides sufficient output to power dual-GPU and CPU platforms (SLI and CrossFire Ready). Meeting all energy saving requirements, the series features 80-Plus® Certified high efficiencies on all models, converting up to a full 85% of AC to DC power at typical loads. The StealthXStream 2 provides Universal Input and Active PFC (Power Factor Correction) to effectively regulate input voltage and maintain a stable supply of power in a compact ATX form factor to accommodate virtually all computer towers.

Available in 400W, 500W, 600W, and 700W models, all OCZ StealthXStream 2 power supplies come backed with a three year OCZ PowerSwap Warranty for the ultimate peace of mind.

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OCZ is really stepping up thier game! Hopefully they will start to bring down the prices to show respect for those who support them.

Or maybe pair up with HotHardware and have a Ram, SSD, PSU giveaway :)

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I'm still partial to Seasonic brand PSU's. I like the 5 year warranty that they offer and the fact that you'll hardly ever get to use it. If these OZC's are anywhere near the quality that I've enjoyed with the Seasonic brand, they'll sell well. The 120MM fan is a nice touch.

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Enermax, Antec, Corsair, Thermaltake, or Coolermaster are an excellent company.

 

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I love their StealthXstream 1 500/600w and modxStream 500w, mostly because of the really low price they go for (usually 30 to 50% the msrp!). The modxstream 500w can go for as low as $45 and is basically a gamesxstream with fewer connectors.  It beats my previous bang-for-buck champ Antec Earthwatt 500 because its cheaper and is modular. It performs pretty good for such a cheap power supply too.  I was ready to see something out of spec when I went to read the reviews but they are all favorable and was admirably stable.

This new stealthxstream 2 looks even better!  I wonder who's going to handle the internals of this one. IIRC the stealthxstream 600w was one of the better FSP made ones, and the 500w was a CWT unit.  I don't know if PC Power and Cooling is making anything for them that is branded OCZ since it was acquired.

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While I do think that this article has had it's time. I do love the StealthXStream 600W I have in my computer, though I wish that the only ones that weren't available were refurbished. I just love how reliable it's been for me. Though the color scheme doesn't fit with my computer. I still think it's good nonetheless.

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Great specs on this PSU, they need a little more wattage tho.

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OCZ has kick ass customer support too. They accepted my dead power supply on my word that it was still under warranty even though I did not have the original sales receipt with 1 month left to go before the warranty expired. I even received a reply to a tech support question on their forums on a holiday.

If I hadn't won my Ultra X4 I'd have gone with another one of their PSU's with my present rig.

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You must have found them on a good day because, currently, their customer support is garbage. 

My OCZ700SXS died yesterday.    I had a guy on the phone from their tech support yesterday and he refused to give me an RMA, telling me I had to go through their website.  It's now been over 33 hours and no response to my RMA Request.

 

On their PSU forum, I've seen 3 "MODS".  SteveOCZ, Praz, and RyderOCZ.  SteveOCZ is good.  Praz is a complete jerk and should be fired.  And Ryder is ambivalent.  And they are taking 3-4 weeks to ship you replacements.  That doesn't include the time that it takes for them to get it.  And this is all, supposedly, under their "best" warranty service where they supposedly just send you a new PSU when you send the old one back.

 

On top of that, it seems that there are a rash of OCZ700SXS that were sold through Newegg that have up and died all around the same time.  They all seem to be units sold in the 4th quarter of 2008 and have died in Q2 2010.  One or two would be coincidence, but there are numerous threads on there about the unit. 

 

I've never experienced such poor customer service as they are offering right now.  No other company that I've bought stuff from has ever taken 36 hours to respond to an RMA Request.   Never mind telling you that the only way to get one is to go online when you're calling about a major component failure that would prevent you from going online.

 

Anyways.  I will probably never buy an OCZ product again because of what has happened.

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