OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular Gaming PSU

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OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular Gaming PSU
Closer Look
Features and Specifications
Cables and Inside the PSU
Testing the Fatal1ty 750W

Product: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular PSU
Provided By: OCZ Technology
Price: ~ $90.00 Online at time of publication

Introduction:

Fatal1ty fans unite! OCZ has made a new Fatal1ty Gaming Gear power supply that comes in both 500W and 750W.  Today we be taking a look at the 750W flavor.  This beast comes in a nice flat black finish and has some pretty sweet red LEDs that illuminate the cooling fan when running. It is also fully modular! We will tell you the pros and cons of this new unit when we dig deeper into the review.

Some people think that a 750W PSU is not big enough for an enthusiast machine, but it is plenty for most units.  We have a single card with a fast CPU and at total idle, the machine draws less than 100W.  At full load we are pulling about 300W with this particular setup.  We have to get creative to test this PSU – and we do test it.  In the end we pull just under 800W though this black box – and it survived.

Box

 

About OCZ:

OCZ has a strong reputation backing them up. They are known for making good products -several of which have received quite high ratings here at BCCHardware.com.  If you are not quite as familiar with OCZ as we are, check out an excerpt from their company profile below.

With a 10-year history of developing best-in-class PC components for professionals, enthusiasts, and gamers, OCZ is committed to innovation and we share our customers’ passion for performance. Founded in 2002, San Jose, California-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. has built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a global leader in the design and manufacturing of industry-leading solid state drives (SSDs), a disruptive, game-changing technology that is replacing traditional rotating magnetic hard disk drives (HDDs). OCZ became one of the first major consumer brands to offer cost-efficient SSDs that helped to pioneer mainstream adoption over slower, less reliable HDDs, resulting in today’s burgeoning market. With a rich portfolio of consumer SSD offerings for laptop, desktop, and workstation applications covering a range of popular interfaces and media formats, our SSDs deliver exceptional I/O performance, differentiated features, lower power consumption and superior reliability, all of which translate into faster file transfers, instant system boot-ups, and an enhanced computing or gaming experience.

In addition to our SSD products and solutions, OCZ also offers a leading portfolio of premium power supply units (PSUs) under the OCZ and PC Power and Cooling brands which address a wide spectrum of applications ranging from desktop to industrial power management.

OCZ has a worldwide presence with regional offices and manufacturing in key regions to support our valued clients, and has earned outstanding brand equity and a reputation for quality products and customer service.

Inside The Box

First Impressions:

One of the first things you notice before opening the box on this PSU is the packaging, which has very nice graphics.  They are mostly made up of black and red and the box also boasts the Fatal1ty name and shows the 80+ Bronze rating. That rating essentially means that it shouldn’t perform less than 80% efficient and it can reach as high as 85% at a certain point. It should be noted as well that with a 750W PSU with 85% efficiency you will only really get 637.5W and the rest will be wasted in heat.

Bundle

Upon opening the sweet box, you get a sense of organization and care in the way the packaging is set up. It was more packed for looks in my opinion, but it is a nice look.  As far as the PSU bundle goes, the cables were packed in a nice bag for neat storage and the cables have the common plastic twist ties around them. You will also find the main power cable and spare screws included as well.

On the next page we'll take a closer look at the PSU before we jump into the features and specifications.