FSP Blue Storm or OCZ Modstream?

Robc1880

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I am going to be ordering a new PSU and I've narrowed it down to the FSP Blue Storm 500W or OCZ Modstream 520W. Do one of these have more stable rails than the other? I can't seem to find a review comparing the two, so could someone tell me how their performance is? Is it just the flip of a coin between these two PSU's?

I will need it to power this rig:
A64 3000
DFI NF4 Ultra-D
ATI x850xt
1GB (2x512mb) Patriot 3200LLK
Lite On SOHW-832s
Seagate 160GB SATA hard drive

I will be planning on overclocking soon so I want to make sure I have enough power for it. Thanks in advance for any help
 

Crashman

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Who makes OCZ's power supplies for them? If I knew the actual manufacturer I could probably refer to the history of quality from them.

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I have the Fortron PSU and it works fine for me.
My system specs are:
Raidmax Gaming Case W/Fortron Blue Storm 500W PSU
EPoX EP-9NPA+Ultra (A64 3000+)
Corsair ValueSelect (2 x 512MB)DDR
eVGA Geforce 6600 256MB PCIe
WD 80GB SATA150+WD 200GB HDD+Maxtor 200GB HDD+WD 250GB HDD
NEC DL DVD Burner


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Robc1880

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looks like that 3.3v is not being detected right because I doubt that your system would boot with it that low. Thanks for posting the voltages though. I will definitely be ordering one.
 

mozzartusm

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Ive got my voltage rails graphed out if you want to see them but my PSU is a Thermaltake 680W.



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TT 680W PSU
 

mozzartusm

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Its hard to find software that will show the actual values but one that has totally been reworked and so far im really impressed with is here.<A HREF="http://www.cpuid.org/pcw.php" target="_new">http://www.cpuid.org/pcw.php</A>

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TT 680W PSU
 

Robc1880

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dunklegend, I'm not too sure what would be causing the wrong detection on your voltages, you could try another program. Thanks for the link mozzartusm that program is pretty nice.
 

mozzartusm

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No problem. Is it reporting numbers that seem to be accurate?

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TT 680W PSU
 

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