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OCZ GameXStream 600W

Postposted on Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:28 pm

Well, this PSU I bought almost 4 years ago quit on my a few weeks ago.

It ran pretty much 24 hours a day. Most likely 27,000+ hours on that little PSU. OCZ made a pretty damn good product and the fan didn't fail either. The failure didn't damage any of my components either, so thank OCZ for that. :)
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Re: OCZ GameXStream 600W

Postposted on Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:05 am

That is quite impressive, I might have to add one to my next build for a friend :-)!
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Re: OCZ GameXStream 600W

Postposted on Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:35 pm

I also just had my PSU kick the bucket. It was an OCZ GameExtreme 700W. 3 years and 4 months. computer still turns on but 3-4 min after boot, it just shuts off. but in my case, i really didnt leave my PC on all the time at all so you think i could have maybe gotten 2 more years out of it. overall though, i think this is the longest i have ever had any PSU last for me. On second thought, i might have an even older Antec earthwatts 350W that still works. think i replaced it with a newer 380W one though.
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Re: OCZ GameXStream 600W

Postposted on Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:09 pm

I have an old enermax 550W PSU still chugging along in one of my rigs, and its pretty much been running 24/7 for the last 8 years or so. Strangely the other one I had choked and died after only 2 years, and it was only on occasionally. I keep hoping it will make it to 10 years :D
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Re: OCZ GameXStream 600W

Postposted on Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:12 am

WOW,

You all seem to have incredibly low standards!

I have an HP calculator from 1982 that I just used this afternoon. Why exactly do you think a PSU should fail in less than 10 years?
Nothing lasts forever, but there is absolutely no reason a good PSU shouldn't last at long as any other part of your system.

There is a reason that some companies have 5 and 7 year warranties. :wink:

You are impressed with something that lasts 4 years and doesn't destroy the rest of your computer?? Really?
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Re: OCZ GameXStream 600W

Postposted on Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:42 pm

Well, you seem to forget that there were many terrible brand PSUs back 10 years ago. Like Chen-Fu, Deer, A-Power, and Liang Chang...you were considered lucky if these little bundles actually ran your system stable, and prayed every day they wouldn't blow up and take your system with it. I have a "400W" A-power PSU..this thing barely weighs a pound, has the skinniest cheapest wires I have seen, and isn't even UL listed. I wouldn't use this in any system I cared about...it shows you do get what you pay for with PSUS, fortunately a lot of these cheap brands have fallen by the wayside. Now you can get reasonably good PSUs for not sky high prices.
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Re: OCZ GameXStream 600W

Postposted on Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:27 pm

No, I didn't forget. I paid for PC power and cooling in the day. Ran folding 24/7/365 with multi-gpu for 3 years on it.
Still runs fine. (stopped folding because the gpu client was outdated; not because the PSU died)

I agree however, that there are plenty of good reasonably priced PSU, and that the general quality has improved across the board.

Seasonic, Corsair, and the better ANTEC are on my list.
Some new unproven gold rated models from NZXT and KINGWIN are very good values and are on my list to try (However, they haven't been on the market long enough to prove their durability)

Failing OCZ is not. :wink:
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