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    yeah but wich Reviews did you read and wich OCZ did you buy??
    There are some that are pretty decent but the actual lineup isn't that good...

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    It's a Sirtec-built PSU, probably around the same quality level as the ModXStream line. It'll probably do the job, but it isn't something that I'd recommend.
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    Hello,

    The model is OCZ550FTY.
    And about the reviews - I just Googled them (Newegg, random sites, YouTube, etc.)

    Edit: Ah, I see.. I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that it's PC Power & Cooling-built, but I guess I'm wrong. Anyway, I hope that it's at least decent.

    Best regards,

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    PC Power and Cooling doesn't "build" PSU's so if you read that somewhere, you were reading incorrect information. OCZ owns PC P&C but they both continue to produce completely separate lines of PSU's. You would think that both could benefit from the merger, but all that's happened thus far is that PC P&C has released red and blue versions of the 750w Silencer.

    the Fatality 550w is just a dressed up version of an already mediocre PSU and has nothing in common with a PC P&C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWicked1968 View Post
    You would think that both could benefit from the merger, but all that's happened thus far is that PC P&C has released red and blue versions of the 750w Silencer.
    I'm pretty sure those are actually from before the buyout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWicked1968 View Post
    You would think that both could benefit from the merger, but all that's happened thus far is that PC P&C has released red and blue versions of the 750w Silencer.
    And a so-so quality UPS.

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    The Fatality 700W on the other hand should be good, it is designed by Impervio...presumably built by IS Quasar.

    No offense, but I don't understand why I constantly see people admit to opening their PSU to "see what went wrong" when they don't even know anything about SMPS or electronics....there is a label on there that says "do not open", "warranty void if broken", "no user serviceable parts inside". If it is still in warranty...DON'T OPEN IT...contact the company and get a replacement.
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    Fair point, if you aren't going to attempt a repair, don't open them up.
    I guess people want to see of it's a dust buildup, replaceable fuse or faulty fan causing the failure though. But to those people, no it probably won't be, so don't open them up.

    I did RMA an antec psu after it blew and destroyed my skt a nforce 2 system. Two months later I recieved a replacement PSU.
    A year later that replacement PSU blew and stuffed up the RAM on my replacement nforce 3 system. edit: I would have been better off not getting a replacement unit free under warranty, but either buying a better PSU or opeing it up and getting someone to re-cap it or learning how to myself.
    I hate fuhjyyu/asiax and capxon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_h View Post
    I did RMA an antec psu after it blew and destroyed my skt a nforce 2 system. Two months later I recieved a replacement PSU.
    A year later that replacement PSU blew and stuffed up the RAM on my replacement nforce 3 system. edit: I would have been better off not getting a replacement unit free under warranty, but either buying a better PSU or opeing it up and getting someone to re-cap it or learning how to myself.
    I hate fuhjyyu/asiax and capxon.
    You have been really unlucky with your Fuhjyyu-ed Antec. Normally they just walked away quietly not taking anything.
    It's been a hard day's night and I've been working like a dog.

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    My antec was the cheap 450w ones that came with the sonata 2 case though, so maybe it's different. My brother bought the same case/psu and his stuffed up his mainboard too.

    I bought the sonata 2 + PSU combo for the case as I already had better larger PSUs. But I thought the SP450 would be decent enough to do the job of running a low demand older system. I used a better PSU in the sonata case for my new system.
    That's why it was only running a nforce 2 system when the antec PSU blew.
    That old system was completely destroyed, nothing worked after that PSU died, no mainboard, not ram, not cpu.
    Then after that I trusted the new antec as they came out with a longer warranty I thought they had improved it. And the fuhjyyu-ed tagan had blown as well.
    So I put the replacement antec in the replacement PC (as I had to replace mainboard , CPU and RAM after the first antec failure). A year later that PSU blew as well, everything tested fine except for RAM.

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