Date: February 21st, 2007
Article by: Mike Carter (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: OCZ Technology
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PRODUCT PICTORAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The first thing I noticed about the ProXStream is it's size. Given the 1000 watt power rating, I was expecting a long chassis. Instead, OCZ has crammed all that power into a standard formfactor.
The casing has a nice, glossy finish, with a matching shiny fan grille for the single 80mm fan mounted on the rear. The rear also houses the power connector, and surprisingly, there is no power switch. I find this to be an odd omission.
Power cables exit through a square hole, and are protected by a thick tube of heat-shrink tubing. I would prefer to see an actual grommet here, rather than the loose tubing, which can move around.
All cables are sleeved in a glossy black and red mesh, terminating in heat-shrink tubing. The front of the PSU is well-ventilated, and should provide decent airflow.
Connectors are plentiful, with a surprise or two along the way.
The main 12v power connector is a convertible, 20 or 24 pin affair.