OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Power Supply
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 07-22-2010
Provided by: OCZ
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Conclusion


If you're into the whole Fatal1ty-branded merchandise, or like me you just prefer the red LED lighting, this OCZ 750W power supply will make a great looking addition to your system. The flat black painted chassis, wire chrome grill and low-profile modular cabling are aesthetically pleasing, and the nylon bag keeps your unused cables stored neatly. The new cable design is almost, but not quite, as good as Ultra's now-defunct FlexForce style cabling, and much cleaner looking than mesh-wrapped cables in my opinion. However OCZ elected to use the traditional wrap on the main ATX and EPS sections.

The Fatal1ty 750W presented no problems when it came to performance. Used in a typical modern, single-GPU gaming system, the 750W provides ample power with room to spare. Idle and load handling is decent, maybe not as rock-solid as some power supplies we've tested, but output fluctuations were acceptable and certainly within specification. If the 750W is to be used in a dual-GPU system it would probably be advisable to limit your graphic card selection to 200W models or less. Something along the lines of SLI nVidia GTX 460/260 or CrossFireX ATI Radeon HD 5850/4870 is about the most I'd feel comfortable throwing at it.

The 80Plus Bronze rating does guarantee 85% efficiency at 50% load, which is typically where you want to size the power supply for your system. However with the recent interest in promoting "Green" power, there have been more and more Silver certified units become available lately. Several other brand-name power supplies in the same 700W to 800W power range, and $120 to $140 neighborhood carry Silver certification. Unfortunately OCZ is not currently one of them.

The OCZ Fatal1ty 750W can be found online in the $110 to $130 price range, which places it at the upper end of the comparison scale for its power and efficiency ratings. OCIA.net awards the OCZ Fatal1ty 750W power supply our Silver Seal of Approval.




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