OCZ EliteXStream 1000w ATX PSU


Having reviewed more than our fair share of 1KW+ PSU's here at Overclock3D, the OCZ EliteXStream is most definitely one of our favourites. Combining excellent performance along with a compact size that ensures even those of us with small cases have enough juice to power a multi-gpu setup, the EliteXStream is without doubt one of the best PSU's OCZ have released to date.
Of course it would be rude to go though this conclusion without mentioning the influence that PC Power & Cooling have had on the EliteXStream. The single 80 amp +12v rail and and high-quality internal components are all typical of PCP&C unit, and  the inclusion of a Chroma 8000 ATE test report just goes to show that every unit has been individually hand tested to both OCZ and PCP&C's high standards before leaving the factory.
Unfortunately we don't have a definite UK price for the EliteXStream as yet, so it's quite hard to give the unit a complete final score. However, OCZ have told us that the unit will be retailing in the USA for around $230 and have given us a preliminary figure of £115 for the UK market. If the unit does indeed hit UK stores at anywhere near this price, it is certainly set to cause quite a stir!
The Good
• Compact size ensures that the EliteXStream will fit into almost all cases.
• Extremely stable rails with no over-volting at 0% load.
• High quality components.
• Quiet and cool.
• Single, high-powered +12v rail.
• 5yr warranty with excellent tech support.
• Individually tested with result print-out included.
• Hopefully the price!
The Mediocre
• 82% efficiency is good, but we've seen better.
• Cables not fully sleeved - spoils the look a bit.
The Bad
• Nowt!
Overclock3D Editors Choice Award
Thanks to OCZ for providing the EliteXStream for review. Discuss this review in our forums.
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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

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