OCZ EliteXStream 1000w ATX PSU

Packaging & Appearance

One area that PCP&C certainly haven't manage to influenced OCZ on is the packaging. While most PCP&C units come in a plain cardboard box, OCZ have gone for a similar design to that of their StealthXstream range with a dark blue and black theme combined with orange and white lettering.
OCZ EliteXstream 1000w Box Top OCZ EliteXstream 1000w Box Side
OCZ EliteXstream 1000w Box Side OCZ EliteXstream 1000w Box Open
The top of the box keeps things fairly simple with only a picture of the unit and some basic specifications. The bold white 1000w lettering entices potential buyers to investigate further by flipping the packaging on any of its sides to reveal a more detailed features list and technical specification chart. On opening the box we are presented with the EliteXStream unit securely positioned between two cardboard backed styrofoam inserts and all cables and accessories neatly tucked at the sides.
Overall, the packaging is fairly basic - but certainly very functional, and should be more than capable of keeping the unit safe during shipping.
OCZ EliteXStream 1000w Contents OCZ EliteXStream 1000w Chroma ATE Report
Moving on to the actual contents of the box, the EliteXStream comes with all of the standard accessories including a power cord, ATX screws and an operators manual. Much more interesting than all of that is the "OCZ Technology Certified Test Report" printed on two sheets of A4 paper. This is the same test report included on all of PCP&C's units, and is actually produced by their $100,000 Chroma 8000 ATE load testers.
By hand testing every EliteXStream before being shipped from the factory, OCZ are providing buyers with an unmatched level of reassurance that their latest purchase will operate as expected when plugged into their PC's. Great job OCZ!
With a matte black powder coated finish and top-mounted 120mm fan, the EliteXStreme isn't quite as glamorous as some of the other 1kw+ units on the market at the moment. However, when you take into consideration that the unit will most likely be hidden in an un-windowed part of the average PC case, paying out extra just to have PSU with a mirrored finish or illuminated features seems like a waste of money.
OCZ ElieXStream 1000w Front OCZ EliteXStream 1000w Underneath
OCZ EliteXStream 1000w Back OCZ EliteXStream 1000w Side
Measuring in at just 86x150x160 (HxWxD) the EliteXStreme is amazingly compact and should fit into almost any PC case. A large portion of this space saving is down to the top-mounted 120mm fan which allows the unit to be 25-30mm shorter than an 80mm fan cooled PSU. This particular layout does come at the cost of decreased headroom inside the case for taller components such as capacitors, but hopefully OCZ will have chosen suitable (shorter) alternatives for the job.
At the back of the unit is a honeycomb mesh grill along with a sideways mounted power socket, switch and LED. Personally I'd like to see manufacturers going for larger, more industrial power switches on their high-end units as I've often found that this style of switch is more prone to arcing and general failure.
«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next»

Most Recent Comments

07-04-2008, 18:51:23

nice review

on the second page i believe it is, the WxHxD is set to 1x1x1 ...one what?

and i dont think its a perfect cube lol

other than that, and the fact it looks oddly grey in some pic's, good review

and a good product, good to see OCZ utilising their newfound purchase, and actualy pumping out some quality goods here Quote

07-04-2008, 18:57:06

Originally Posted by name='ionicle'

on the second page i believe it is, the WxHxD is set to 1x1x1 ...one what?

and i dont think its a perfect cube lol
I told ya it was bloody small TGhx for pointing it out...just making sure someone reads the reviews Quote

07-04-2008, 18:58:20

apparently the oem is Impervio.Quote

08-04-2008, 01:28:43

*gives buff a cookie*

...and a very good OEM too I might add. Looks like there's been some changes to their normal design too, with uprated caps and a few other little extra's.Quote

08-04-2008, 03:44:04

Non modular, single rail?

Goes against everything I shop for in a PSU, but I want this one so bad!

Great review Jim.... Quote

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.