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
Both 4 and 8 pin power connectors are included for your motherboard.
To power your peripherals, OCZ has included six each of SATA and 4-pin Molex connectors. There is also a single floppy drive connector.
To power your GPU, OCZ has included four PCIe connectors, clad in red sleeving. Want a quad SLI setup? OCZ has you covered. All cables are sufficiently long, and should cover you in even the largest cases. That covers the basics, so let's fire this beast up, and see how it performs.
PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
Before plugging the OCZ into my rig, I powered it up using my PSU tester. A readily available unit, this would check for proper connections, and provide me with a baseline voltage reading prior to load testing.
As shown above, voltages are dead on. All four rails registered between 12v and 12.2v, with the 5v and 3.3v rails riding very close to perfect.
I installed the OCZ in my ususal test bed:
P4 2.8C proc at 3.2ghz
1gb Geil RAM
ATI Radeon X800GT video
M-Audio 1814 Firewire sound
Three Maxtor Diamondmax 10 200gb drives
One Maxtor Diamondmax 11 300gb drive
Pioneer DL DVD burner
Six case fans, two cold cathodes, and a water cooling system
Once installed, I used both the PSU tester and my trusty voltmeter to doublecheck the voltages over a period of several days. Try as I might, I could not get the voltages to budge , even under a heavy load of Prime95 and Serious Sam at the same time. This is a change from the 850w OCZ Tweaknews reviewed earlier, which was very close to being out of spec. And, while not silent, the ProXStream is quiet for its power rating.