Hardware Secrets
Home | Camera | Case | CE | Cooling | CPU | Input | Memory | Mobile | Motherboard | Networking | Power | Storage | Video | Other
Content
Articles
Editorial
First Look
Gabriel’s Blog
News
Reviews
Tutorials
Main Menu
About Us
Awarded Products
Datasheets
Dictionary
Download
Drivers
Facebook
Links
Manufacturer Finder
Newsletter
RSS Feed
Test Your Skills
Twitter
Newsletter
Subscribe today!
Search
Recommended
Switching Power Supplies A - Z, Second Edition
Switching Power Supplies A - Z, Second Edition, by Sanjaya Maniktala (Newnes), starting at $60.72


Home » Power
OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 W Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 104,138 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: April 13, 2010
Page: 1 of 10
Introduction
Hardware Secrets Golden Award

ModXStream Pro is a power supply series from OCZ featuring a modular cabling system and a very attractive price tag, at this moment featuring 500 W, 600 W and 700 W models, with the manufacturer promising that these units can deliver their labeled wattage at 40° C. We’ve already reviewed the 600 W version and were quite impressed by its performance. Let’s see if the 500 W model is also a good pick.

This power supply is manufactured by Highpower.

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 W power supply
click to enlarge
Figure 1: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 W power supply.

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 W power supply
click to enlarge
Figure 2: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 W power supply.

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 W is 6 ¼” (160 mm) deep, using a 135 mm fan on its bottom and featuring active PFC circuit, of course.

The modular cabling system present on the 500 W model has six connectors, two red for the video card cables and four black for the SATA and peripheral power cables. The main motherboard cable, one ATX12V cable and one EPS12V cable are permanently attached to the power supply. They all have a nylon protection that comes from inside the unit. All cables use 18 AWG wires, which is the minimum recommended, except the +3.3 V (orange) wires from the main motherboard cable, which are thicker (16 AWG). This is exactly the same configuration used on the 600 W model. The cables included are:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 20/24-pin connector, 17 ¾” (45 cm) long (permanently attached to the power supply).
  • One cable with one ATX12V connector, 18 1/8” (46 cm) long (permanently attached to the power supply).
  • One cable with one EPS12V connector, 18 1/8” (46 cm) long (permanently attached to the power supply).
  • One cable with one six-pin connector for video cards, 18 ½” (47 cm) long (modular cabling system).
  • One cable with one six/eight-pin connector for video cards, 18 ½” (47 cm) long (modular cabling system).
  • Two cables with three SATA power connectors each, 18 1/8” (46 cm) to the first connector, 5 7/8” (15 cm) between connectors (modular cabling system).
  • Two cables with two standard peripheral power connectors and one floppy disk drive power connector each, 18 1/8” (46 cm) to the first connector, 5 7/8” (15 cm) between connectors.

This configuration is identical to the one used on the 600 W model and is very satisfactory for a 500 W product.

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500 W power supply
click to enlarge
Figure 3: Cables.

Now let’s take an in-depth look inside this power supply.

Print Version | Send to Friend | Bookmark Article Page 1 of 10  | Next »

Related Content
  • SilverStone Strider ST50F 500 W Power Supply Review
  • Zalman ZM460B-APS 460 W Power Supply Review
  • OCZ StealthXStream 500 W Power Supply Review
  • OCZ Z Series 1000 W Power Supply Review
  • OCZ ZX Series 850 W Power Supply Review

  • RSSLatest Content
    ASUS X99-DELUXE Motherboard
    September 30, 2014 - 1:07 AM
    MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro Laptop Review
    September 25, 2014 - 1:15 AM
    Sony Xperia T3 Smartphone Review
    September 22, 2014 - 1:50 AM
    ASRock D1800B-ITX Motherboard
    September 18, 2014 - 3:20 AM
    PNY XLR8 120 GiB SSD Review
    September 10, 2014 - 3:30 PM
    ASRock D1800M Motherboard
    September 8, 2014 - 1:37 PM
    Samsung Chromebook Review
    September 2, 2014 - 6:30 PM







    2004-14, Hardware Secrets, LLC. All rights reserved.
    Advertising | Legal Information | Privacy Policy
    All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT -08:00)