OCZ EvoStream 600w Modular PSU

Conclusion

Conclusion

Having never had the opportunity to test OCZ ModStream unit, it makes my job a little harder when trying to decide if the EvoStream unit is a suitable successor. The EvoStream is certainly one sexy looking power supply, and being a big fan of the electroplated finish the EvoStream certainly won my heart in the looks department.

The modular cabling system is not without it's flaws - namely the ability to plug PCI-E cables into SATA connectors on the unit and visa-versa, and people not observing the EvoStream's manual may run into problems. This is a shame considering that the cables on the unit look simply awesome and are shielded from interference by the meshed metal sleeving.

I was pleasantly surprised by the voltage stability results of the EvoStream, managing to keep all rails well within ATX specification and most under 0.10v fluctuation. During the testing the unit also managed 77% efficiency which is 2% above the efficiency rating given by OCZ but still a little lower than most other power supplies on the market at the moment.

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Pro's
• Sexy looking electroplated finish.
• Fully modular system with UV reactive cables.
• All cables shielded from interference.
• Good voltage stability.
• Very well packaged.

Con's
• Efficiency not as high as other recent PSU's on the market.
• May be too noisy for some of us.
• Ability to plug cables into incorrect connectors on PSU.
• Over priced compared to other units in its range.

Recommended

Thanks to OCZ for providing this unit for review.

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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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