Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Tech Link (PSU): OCZ ProXStream 1kw OCZ1000PXS ATX PSU

If you have a monster rig and looking to improve your PSU, then OC3D might have something that will fit your needs. The author is happy with it, except he believes it's a little pricey for its worth. Check it out...


The OCZ ProXStream 1000w is a great looking unit with stable voltages all the way up to 886w and quite possibly beyond. The tweakers among us will be delighted to see that the ProXStream has internal pots that can be used for fine tuning the output voltages (providing you can remove the anti-tamper glue), and with an efficiency of over 81% the unit should also appeal to those who are looking to save valuable pennies on their energy bills.

Unfortunately due to the way that the ProXStream is crammed with two levels of circuits, the unit gets very hot. To counteract this OCZ have installed a high-cfm 80mm fan that unfortunately can only be described as a leaf blower when running at full speed.

If noise isn't a factor in your next PSU purchase, then the OCZ ProXStream can be found over at SpecialTech or Tekheads retailing for around £195. This is rather expensive considering the minimalistic package you get when compared with other 1kw power supplies on the market, and personally I was expecting it to be at least £20-30 cheaper.

Update 04/03/07
We have been informed that the OCZ ProXStream 1kw has been reduced in price by £20 over at SpecialTech. This brings the retail price down to £175 making the ProXStream far more competitive in the 1kw market. For this reason, the price sub-score has been increased from 7 to 8.

• Great looking electroplated finish.
• Sleeved cables and easy grip molex connectors.
• Good efficiency at medium and high load levels.
• Fairly stable voltages when tested up to 886w.
• Standard sized ATX casing. Suitable for all PC's.
• Adjustable pots for tweaking voltage output.

• Very noisy even with 0% load.
• Unit gets hot under heavy load.
• +5v rail results could have been better.

Source:OCZ ProXStream 1kw OCZ1000PXS ATX PSU

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