OCZ GameXStream 850w ATX PSU

Looking Inside

Looking Inside

As with all power supplies that pass through Overclock3D, I'll be taking a look inside the GameXStream. By doing this I should be able to get a good idea of the overall build quality of the unit and how it is likely to perform in our tests.

OCZ GameXStream 850w Inside OCZ GameXStream 850w Inside

Very little appears to have changed inside the GameXStream since we last visited it in its 700w form. One of the most noticeable differences has to be the upgraded aluminium heatsinks, which no doubt assist in removing the extra heat produced by the 150w bump in output.

For those of us who are used to power supplies with beefy components inside, the layout of the GameXStream may come as a bit of a shock. However, don't be afraid - the GameXStream unit works slightly differently to your average power supply and manages to produce excellent results from its conservative interior.

OCZ GameXStream 850w Rating OCZ GameXStream 850w Pot

During a closer inspection of the GameXStream, I came across what appeared to be an adjustable potentiometer (pot for short). Pot's can be used to adjust the voltage output by the rails on the power supply, and can come in handy when voltages droop outside of ATX specifications.

It also looks like OCZ might be planning on producing a 900w version of the unit, as the bottom left of the PCB has an array of tick boxes ranging from 400w to 900w.

OCZ GameXStream 850w Fan

Cooling the GameXStream is the very same fan used in the 750w GameXStream. Manufactured by Protechnic Electrics, the MGA12012HB spins at 2500rpm with a noise output of 38.3dB when running at 12v. The fan also includes a blue LED to brighten things up a bit!

«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next»

Most Recent Comments

17-11-2006, 16:19:20

JN
"OCZ already impressed us a couple of months ago with their 700w GameXStream PSU. Will the 850w version be just as good? Let's find out..."

Linkage

17-11-2006, 17:27:57

FarFarAway
Looks lush. OCZ should be proud of the first "Gold" logo

17-11-2006, 18:08:02

NickS
All GameXStream PSU's are the same. Pure, ownage. Best bang for buck unit OUT there, despite ripple issues @ max load. Never the less, great review guys. Great PSU too.

17-11-2006, 18:09:10

glocktodahead
Looks like a rock solid psu, nice review

18-11-2006, 04:54:42

mrapoc
I love my 600w version

18-11-2006, 07:30:34

llwyd
those are very impressive results, a well deserved Gold award

18-11-2006, 16:52:01

mVp24
Wow, that's the first time I've seen an OC3D gold logo, congrats OCZ! Great review XMS.

20-11-2006, 19:23:39

kimandsally
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='spiritd'
Wow, that's the first time I've seen an OC3D gold logo, congrats OCZ! Great review XMS.
To me the gold logo being a first makes it all the more great, some review sites award things like confetti makes them kind of worthless.

OC3D gold logo like a victoria cross, very rare. Must be a truly great PSU.

21-11-2006, 02:12:41

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimandsally
To me the gold logo being a first makes it all the more great, some review sites award things like confetti makes them kind of worthless.

OC3D gold logo like a victoria cross, very rare. Must be a truly great PSU.


Yep, you won't see many of these at all. We will only award them when we feel that we have reviewed enough similar products to be able to justify "Best in Class" (like nearly 25 PSU reviews), and the product is pretty much as perfect as it can be.
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.