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OCZ ModXStream Pro 600 W Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 149,307 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: February 25, 2010
Page: 3 of 9
Transient Filtering Stage
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As we have mentioned in other articles and reviews, the first place we look when opening a power supply for a hint about its quality, is its filtering stage. The recommended components for this stage are two ferrite coils, two ceramic capacitors (Y capacitors, usually blue), one metalized polyester capacitor (X capacitor), and one MOV (Metal-Oxide Varistor). Very low-end power supplies use fewer components, usually removing the MOV and the first coil. 

This power supply is flawless on this stage, with two Y capacitors and one X capacitor more than the minimum required, plus an X capacitor after the rectifying bridge.

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600 W power supply
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Figure 7: Transient filtering stage (part 1).

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600 W power supply
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Figure 8: Transient filtering stage (part 2).

In the next page we will have a more detailed discussion about the components used in the OCZ ModXStream Pro 600 W.

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