OCZ GameXStream 700w ATX PSU

Conclusion

Conclusion

The OCZ GameXStream has to be one of the first PSU's tested here at Overclock3D that manages to successfully combine stability, efficiency and low noise levels in a package no larger than a standard ATX power supply.

Couple these excellent features with a 36 month warranty along with an unmatched level of e-mail support and OCZ have a winner on their hands.

The only negative point that I could manage to come up with for the GameXStream was its rather bland appearance. It would have been nice to see the unit sporting the same gunmetal electroplated finish as other OCZ power supplies, or at least sprayed in a more imaginative colour.

Currently retailing for £97 over at Komplett, the GameXStream is actually cheaper than a great deal of other lower wattage units and should certainly be near the top of your shopping list when looking for your next power supply.

Komplett


Pro's
+ Excellent voltage stability.
+ High efficiency @ 83%.
+ 36 month warranty with fast support.
+ Internal adjustable potentiometer
+ Plenty of connectors
+ Fully sleeved cables
+ Rail layout ideal for Crossfire / SLI
+ Silent operation

Con's
- Slightly boring looks compared to previous OCZ PSU's


Editors Choice

Thanks to OCZ for providing this unit for review.

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Most Recent Comments

14-09-2006, 04:45:33

JN
"OCZ have always been well known for their DDR memory and high-end PowerStream PSU's. Today I'll be taking a look at their latest addition, the GameXStream 700w SLI certified unit."

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14-09-2006, 05:50:30

PV5150
Great review as always Jim. Agreed, on the very ordinary appearance especially from the likes of OCZ. Again the solid build and very stable voltages are sure to please most people and cause them to forget about the bland look. Well done anyway mate Quote

14-09-2006, 06:02:40

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PV5150'
Great review as always Jim. Agreed, on the very ordinary appearance especially from the likes of OCZ. Again the solid build and very stable voltages are sure to please most people and cause them to forget about the bland look. Well done anyway mate
Cheers fella Quote

14-09-2006, 06:03:39

FarFarAway
Looks like a tip-top PSU Jim Quote

14-09-2006, 08:07:52

Archmage
Great review and even more so cos I've just got the 600W version of this, so I'm hoping it's as good.Quote

14-09-2006, 09:36:41

mrapoc
wow i might get this for my new build (lower wattage version) i like the blue fan

deffo quiet enough, 95% is great

was it the best psu uve played with?Quote

14-09-2006, 09:51:31

FarFarAway
Tagan 1100w or PCP&C 1kw

Me: I'd get a PCP%C - sexy as hell Quote

14-09-2006, 09:57:11

JN
Its definately up there with the top ones. If you are looking for a quiet PSU under load then none of the other units tested so far can touch this one.Quote

14-09-2006, 12:17:36

mrapoc
i like the blue effect coming from its 120mm fan

im guessing the 600w acts the same?Quote

14-09-2006, 12:25:58

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrapoc
i like the blue effect coming from its 120mm fan

im guessing the 600w acts the same?
Yep Quote

14-09-2006, 13:38:36

mrapoc
great, im going for one of those babies now Quote

14-09-2006, 13:49:43

twisted5
Nice review. I know there is a 600w version but are there anymore? I am trying to find one 550w or less that will support high end SLI/CF and a few extra things for my lan rig. I may just go with the 600w version of this though.Quote

14-09-2006, 14:43:48

mrapoc
600w or 700w mateQuote

14-09-2006, 15:15:33

mrapoc
seems perfect to me high enough wattage to last, good enough quality to last, 3 years warranty to last and that sweeeeeeet blue light + 120 mm fanQuote

14-09-2006, 18:13:41

kimandsally
Very nice review I just bought one yesterday and noticed there wasn't a review on here so I was going to have a try at showing what mine does after my holiday, but after seeing your superb review I cannot come close to that I'm sure.

I'm very pleased with mine much more stable than the Enermax Liberty 620 that it replaced although I think I had a duff one considering it blew up (literally) I know some people say blew up but this took out the mains of the house and did it again when I reset the RCD I wasn't too impressed but at least it didn't kill any of the PC components.

Anyway the OCZ is super stable not moving more than 0.2v from idle to full load on my Conroe with ATI X1900 set up. And very impressed with how quiet it is, my only moan is the leads are very long but considering that some cases are much bigger these days it caters nicely for them as well.

Keep up the good work I really like your method of reviewing.Quote

14-09-2006, 21:00:20

NickS
My dad has a 600w GameXStream, its freakin awesome. Great review XMS Quote

15-09-2006, 01:15:54

JN
Glad you like it peeps Quote

15-09-2006, 02:28:36

mrapoc
u saved me from getting a boring psu i love it now

need to get it!Quote
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