OCZ ModXstream Pro 500wConclusion
The results speak for themselves really, whilst not outstanding, they are very solid indeed. This PSU feels like one of those quiet children at school, that does the work, but doesn't really get noticed. It easily completed all the tests, and passed with flying colours right up to its 500w limit. The modular cables and large fan mean that not only the PSU runs cool, but it also improves airflow within the case. The design of the unit is also worthy of note, with its nice paint job and electroplated grill featuring the OCZ logo.
The only worry we had about the ModXstream 500w was the use of a fairly low spec capacitor. However, having thoroughly tested the unit, we can safely say it doesn't seem to affect the units performance in any way.
Availability isn't great at the moment, with Specialtech being the cheapest UK supplier. Priced at £49.42, the PSU suddenly stands out from the crowd. It fits into the cheaper end of the 500w scale, yet is extremely quiet, modular and stable. Therefore, we can whole heartedly recommend this PSU, which is simply perfect for all but the most advanced gaming rigs.
+ Fully sleeved cables
+ Looks nice
* Single large capacitor rather than many small capacitors
* Efficiency is mediocre at 100% load.
- Nothing to report.
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