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Update: Unit died after 2 years, taking my PC with it.
on 10 January 2013
Bought this to replace a cheapo PSU that came bundled with a case. I should have just bought a cheaper case and got this in the first place.
First of all, the seller. I ordered this item at 12pm, and by 12pm the next day it had arrived. Talk about great service.
Secondly, the item. It's a PSU right? It looks sleak, heavy, and well made. I'm not the most technical, but I build my own PC's, and I got this in with little or no hassle. I was on the phone at the time and installed it in about ~15 minutes with minor amounts of swearing. I was a little confused by the 20 pin adaptor, then noticed there is an extra 4 on a seperate cable - I guess that's for different form factor motherboards. Anyway, that gave me a nice little scare.
I hit the boot button and I genuinely thought it was a dead item - that's how quiet it is. It wasn't until my bootloader appeared on screen that I actually believed it was on.
It's only been 24 hours, so I can't comment on the longevity, but being a good quality brand, and judging by the build quality I'd say this is an excellent purchase for anyone looking for a mid-range, quiet PSU. Your search ends here.
Update in 2015:
Unit died & fried mobo and chip with it.
Won't be buying any more OCZ products.