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!

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Most Recent Comments

17-11-2006, 17:27:57

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

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.Quote

17-11-2006, 18:09:10

glocktodahead
Looks like a rock solid psu, nice review Quote

18-11-2006, 04:54:42

mrapoc
I love my 600w version Quote

18-11-2006, 07:30:34

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