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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhammock200 View Post
    I believe that this is a case where a little knowledge is dangerous.
    Color it any way you want, the OCZ GXS has a lot of ripple on the 12V rail.

    Yes, the ripple isn't seen unless the PSU is heavily loaded and it is wise to buy a PSU with a lot of overhead, but I would rather have a PSU WITHOUT the excess ripple then get one with excess ripple whit the caveat that I probably won't be loading the PSU to the point where the ripple is evident.

    A good power supply can improve overclocks because the available power is there, but you can't thank the fact that the PSU is an OCZ for that. Just thank the fact the PSU isn't udder crap. If I go from driving a Yugo to a Toyota, I'm going to think that Toyota is the greatest things since sliced bread!

    The ripple isn't likely going to affect overclock because the motheboard is going to filter most of that out when it regulates the 12V rail for the CPU voltage. But in time, those components on the motherboard can fail.

    sangarra,

    You need to prioritize. You have a list of three PSU's. One modular, two aren't. Is modular important to you? It's a feature you pay for, so if getting a Seasonic that's NOT modular is acceptable, why even have the Silverstone on the list? That's like, "Hmm... the station wagon or the sports car."

    If that's really your final three, I'd say the Seasonic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanggarra View Post
    GY,
    Thanks for the suggestion. That look as impressive or even same as the Silverstone.
    Is there any difference at all between the Enhance ENS-0560G and the Strider 600 in terms of specifications, also do you find it performing as the Strider 600 reviewed?
    (From the picture on eWiz they look exactly the same but the specs shows the Enhance has 4 "peripherals" instead of the Strider's 8 "5.25" drive connections" & 2 "3.5" drive connection";
    Also the Enhance has only a 80mm fan instead of the 120mm?)

    Looking forward to your reply and thanks again.
    The 0560G now Froogles at $119. It has 4x4pin Molex and 4xSATA connectors. It has a 120mm ADDA fan that maxes at 85cfm.

    Of what you have listed. Corsair 620 for semi-modular with a 5 year warrenty would be a fine choice.
    Seasonic 600W S12 for quiet non-modular and the 600W M12 for semi-modular but not as quiet as the S12 near full load.
    IIRC, the SS Strider 600W will have a three year warrenty and for that alone would be a better buy than the Enhance with it's bulk one year warrenty.
    Both the Enhance and Strider offer 42A combined with 45A peak.

    I would go for the 620W Corsair over the PCP&C anyday. Read in jonny's reviews about the ripple issues with the FSP Epsilons and the OCZ units based on the Epsilon plateform. I liked FSP in the past and I hope they cure this issue.

    If the 0560G was still $99 it would be a deal.

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    Default At the end of the day....

    All you folks' advices and recommendations have been very helpful.

    Like JG said, at the end of the day, I have to prioritize and decide which PSU based on my needs. Easier said then done...being that I want everything and at a low price at that.

    My thought now is modular is preferred but not at the cost of quality and power. My ranking on the 3 PSUs follows in descending order of preference and my logic behind the rank.
    1. Silverstone Strider 600W SST-ST60F
    PLUS
    - Quad 12V rails (42A, Max 45A)
    - Could possibly support 650W load?
    - Non-existent ripple
    - Perform flawlessly even when crossloaded.
    - Modular cabling (BONUS)
    MINUS
    - Lower efficiency
    - Lower OC head room
    - 4 SATA

    2. Seasonic 600W S12-600
    (Based on M12 700W review and manufacturer's specs)
    PLUS
    - 9 Peripheral, 6 SATA connectors
    - 18A per 12V rail
    - 80%+ efficiency
    - Perform flawlessly even when crossloaded.
    - Non-existent ripple
    MINUS
    - Runs a comparatively hot
    - Only 2 12V rails
    - Lower OC head room

    3. OCZ GXS 700W
    PLUS
    - Lotsa overhead for OC
    - 8 perpheral, 6 SATA
    - Quad 12V rails
    - 18A per 12V rail
    - Perform flawlessly even when crossloaded.
    - Good efficiency
    MINUS
    - Out of specification ripple when loaded
    - Minimum load required on 3.3V & 5V

    The above ranking is IMHO. All opinions are welcome.

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    Since your leaning toward Silverstone, take a look at the 750W Strider and Zeus at http://www.silverstonetek.com/
    jonny did review the 750 Zeus.

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    And the ST75F modular PSU should be done next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    And the ST75F modular PSU should be done next week.
    Are u sure u aren't reading my mind, JG?

    I'll be waiting for the ST75F review but prolly be overkill for what I have in mind.

    Keep up the good work, JG. :thumb: And here's a on me.

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    Granted that OCZ do have a VERY attractive price point, good customer service and a nice step-up program, but I don't follow why one should over-budget power requirements? A good unit should stand on its own merits, the foremost being adhering to ATX specs at the rated full load.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny
    Things were satisfactory until test 3. During test 3, I started to see ripple on 12V1 and 12V2 that was nearly 100mV. By test 5, the ripple was 100mV on 12V3 and 12V4 and had exceeded 100mV on 12V1 and 12V2. By test 6, the ripple on 12V1 and 12V2 had exceeded 150mV.
    So, why would you buy a unit which falls out of ATX specs at the loads rated on the label? Nothing is more evident here than the phrase "you get what you pay for". What's up with the 85 C rated CapXcon's on the primary and the sparse innards? Personally, I will not recommend this unit to anybody planning an X-Fire or SLI.

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    SN, aren't you the one who recommend a low end server PSU,
    with no PCIe connectors & no SATA connectors over at DFI-Street a few weeks ago?

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    Delay on the ST75F, folks.

    Blew up during the hot box test. Just like the Antec Trio did. Going to try RMA.

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhammock200 View Post
    SN, aren't you the one who recommend a low end server PSU,
    with no PCIe connectors & no SATA connectors over at DFI-Street a few weeks ago?
    At least it didn't have > 120mV of ripple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Delay on the ST75F, folks.

    Blew up during the hot box test. Just like the Antec Trio did. Going to try RMA.



    At least it didn't have < 120mV of ripple.
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