OCZ EvoStream 600w Modular PSU

Introduction & Packaging

Introduction

Back in 2005 OCZ released it's first attempt at a modular power supply into the market aptly named the ModStream. The unit proved to be very popular amongst enthusiasts as it combined a lot of the features found on the highly regarded PowerStream unit along with a cool UV modular cabling system.

Rated at 520w the ModStream had more than enough power for the high-end systems of 2005, and continued to provide enough grunt for most of the PC upgrades people performed in 2006.

However, the modular power supply has come a long way recently, with most manufacturers having ranges starting at 600w and going up to over 750w. OCZ have recognized this, and have stepped up their game by releasing the newly designed EvoStream unit rated at 600w that I'll be testing out today.


Packaging

The first thing that struck me about the EvoStream was it's weight. Compared with some other ~600w units I've tested in the past, it felt significantly heavier. This is often a sign of a well built power supply, but we'll find out for sure when we take a peek inside later on in the review.

OCZ EvoStream 600w Packaging OCZ EvoStream 600w Packaging

The packaging design is very much reminiscent of the recently reviewed GameXStream unit and is yet again designed to turn heads.

The front and left side of the packaging offers some basic information about the EvoStream along with some pictures of the unit in action. From the above we can see that the unit is multi-gpu ready, has a 3 year warranty and is equipped with UV reactive modular cabling.

OCZ EvoStream 600w Packaging OCZ EvoStream 600w Modular

The back of the box gives some basic information about the EvoStream's rail distribution, along with some more detailed information about OCZ's 3 year warranty.

During the review of the OCZ GameXStream, we actually put OCZ's support e-mail address to the test. Within 42 minutes of sending an e-mail complaining about a faulty unit, we received a reply from a real person giving us information on what else is should try before completing an RMA application. Impressive.

OCZ EvoStream Packaging OCZ ModStream 600w Packaging

OCZ EvoStream 600w Packaging

The EvoStream unit is sandwiched in between two large Styrofoam mouldings that provide excellent protection from drops and knocks on all sides of the packaging. The unit is also placed in a plastic bag that ensures you don't cover the unit's reflective finish in finger prints before you even get the chance to install it in your PC.

Placed on top of the unit is a separate box containing all of the EvoStream's cables along with a power cord and ATX screws.

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Most Recent Comments

30-10-2006, 10:01:26

JN
"What do you get when you cross a OCZ PowerStream with an ModStream? An EvoStream of course! Today I'll be testing out OCZ's latest addition to their PSU range that is set to take the place of the ageing ModStream unit."

Linky

30-10-2006, 10:47:35

llwyd
nice review and nice looking psu.....cept for the modular system.... thats just manky

30-10-2006, 11:22:12

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='llwyd'
nice review and nice looking psu.....cept for the modular system.... thats just manky
Would have looked much much better in black for sure

30-10-2006, 11:28:45

ai_01
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
Would have looked much much better in black for sure
yes it would. the finish on the box is freakin sexy thou. good review as usual.

30-10-2006, 17:41:23

mrapoc
i cant see the pics of the unit

30-10-2006, 18:10:26

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='mrapoc'
i cant see the pics of the unit
Clear your cache. Works fine for me

31-10-2006, 18:57:39

Hyper
Another good review mate.

I must admit, the pictures seem a much higher quality now
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