From the days of the PowerStream we have known that OCZ produces some of the highest quality power supplies available. At the time of its release, it had received the highest honors on every web site. The performance and stability were second to known, except the likes of the PC Power and Cooling offers. But since then OCZ has joined forces with PC Power and Cooling. And with the latter of the two being at the stature in which it was in, you knew that it would influence the other. And the following is what comes out of such a merger.
The EliteXStream is the example of what two companies can think up when they get together. The EliteXStream is a single 12 volt rail behemoth that is sure to raise some eyebrows. The EliteXStream belongs to the crowd of people that believe all the power should be in one main 12 volt rail. This is a philosophy that we have seen for many years from PC Power and Cooling. But if you are a member of the multi-rail power supply club, OCZ has the ProXStream for you. The EliteXStream is available in to varieties, an 800 and 1k models. Each is enough to power the biggest of gaming systems. And today we will be reviewing the 800 watter for you.
OCZ on the EliteXStream
The EliteXStream power supply family is the top choice for high-powered gaming systems and workstations. Designed to offer the consumer market an enthusiast-grade computer power supply with a state-of-the-art architecture, the EliteXStream is the ultimate power solution for those that require the ultra-efficient, advanced reliability, high-wattage solutions for leading-edge gaming machines.
OCZ designed the 800W and 1000W EliteXStream for optimum power distribution to all components by utilizing the highly efficient “single +12V rail” design perfected by PC Power & Cooling. This trail-blazing approach to +12V rail design ends the need to budget power “across the rails” as is the case with the less effective multi-rail design found in the vast majority of high-performance PSUs on the market today.
Providing sufficient power for all your high-end components including multiple GPUs, the EliteXStream will provide stable, well distributed, certified power to today’s most power hungry platforms and beyond. Each powerful yet energy-efficient EXS model is certified under the 80+ efficiency program so they run cool and save on utility power.
The EliteXStream will be available in 800 W and 1000 W configurations, delivering up to 1 kW of continuous power through a complete array of connectors including four 8 pin (6+2) PCI-E and 17 drive connectors and is kept supremely cool with a large 120 mm fan and features a standard ATX power supply form factor. The EliteXStream offers one of the industry’s most robust consumer power supply designs on the market, and is backed by an incredible 5 year warranty and unmatched technical support from OCZ.