OCZ ProXStream 1kw OCZ1000PXS ATX PSU
Published: 2nd March 2007 | Source: OCZ | Price: |Packaging
The first thing that struck me about the ProXStream when unwrapping it from it's delivery box was the disproportion in its size compared to its weight. We already know that the ProXStream has been designed to fit inside any standard ATX case and thus the size of the packaging is fairly modest, but in terms of weight the unit was a fair bit heavier than I was expecting.
Just about every PSU to come out of OCZ has had one thing in common with it's predecessors - and Electroplated gunmetal finish. The PowerStream had it, as did the ModStream, then the EvoStream and I'm happy to see that the ProXStream is no different.
I've always been a big fan of Electroplating as in my opinion it looks classy, produces a high quality mirror finish and can only really be beaten by an expensive paint job. This highly reflective surface does however have a tendancy to pick up lots of fingerprints, and unless you are planning on wearing mittens while installing the ProXStream, you will make a mess of it.
I'm extremely happy to see that OCZ have placed the specification sticker on the top of the unit, rather than at the side like most manufacturers. This means the ProXStream's sexy finish can be seen once the unit has been installed in your case, without a large sticker getting in the way.
At the back of the unit we can see that OCZ have opted for an 80mm fan to keep things cool. What I found immensely strange was the lack of a power switch. Although this is technically not required (as it's almost just as easy to pull the plug out), I felt quite cheated and couldn't help but stare at the void where the switch should have been.
Unfortunately as you can see from above, the sleeving on the sample we received did not go far enough inside the unit, leaving us with some frayed braiding around the edges.