Date: November 10th, 2005
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: OCZ
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OCZ CORPORATE PROFILE
Entering the memory market in August 2000, OCZ Technology was built around the determination to manufacture the best high speed DDR and RDRAM. OCZ was founded by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts, and our commitment to the end-user has not digressed. OCZ Technology has been an innovator in many areas. We were the first manufacturer to make Dual Channel optimized memory available to the public, which originally took advantage of nVidia's Twinbank or Dual DDR architecture, found in their nForce chipset. We have now taken that technology and tailored it for the Canterwood, and Granite Bay chipset's. OCZ developed and was the first to implement ULN technology, which has been a critical element in our manufacturing process for some time. We at OCZ diligently work to improve communication with CPU and motherboard chipset manufacturers prior to the release of their products. Only in this manner can we fine-tune our memory's SPD settings, ensuring a synergistic relationship between the memory module, memory controller, and microprocessor. In today's rapidly evolving semiconductor industry, such communication is not simply research, but a necessary component of our manufacturing process.
As one of the most important components in any computer system, the power supply is an often overlooked. Most users and system builders are often concentrating on the motherboard, videocard or the processor before even considering what will be powering them. You see, you can have your computer built with the most stable components on the market and they still won't be dependable if you are feeding them power through a cheap poor quality power source.
A lot of people think the overall wattage is all that counts but you also have to take into account how that wattage is split up amongst those separate power channels and just how clean that power is. There is no point have a 600watt power supply if the power is unstable, erratic and the voltage rails are never consistent. This is especially important if you are overclocking.
Today I will be checking out a high quality power supply option for your next computer build. With 520watts of continuous power and some excellent features, this might be something you should be looking into if you are going to be building a new system soon.