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OCZ StealthXStream 600 W Power Supply
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Written by Gizmo   
Tuesday, 22 May 2007 22:53

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StealthXStream 600 W is the latest power supply from OCZ, which does not feature a modular cabling system, which helped lowering the price of this unit. It still has a 120-mm fan, is EPS12V-compatible and also supports two video card power connectors for SLI and CrossFire systems and an extremely attractive USD 85 price tag in the USA. Is this a good power supply? Let’s see.

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This power supply uses a very good cooling solution. Instead of having a fan on its back, its fan is located at the bottom of the unit, as you can see on Figure 1 (the power supply is upside down). A mesh replaced the back fan, as you can see. Since the fan used is bigger than fans usually used on power supply units, this unit is not only quieter than traditional power supplies, but also provides a better airflow.

This power supply comes with five peripheral power cables: two PCI Express auxiliary power cables, one peripheral power cables containing two standard peripheral power connectors and one floppy disk drive power connector, one peripheral power cable containing three standard peripheral power connectors, one Serial ATA power cable containing three SATA power connectors.

Here is where OCZ saved some bucks: other high-end 600 W power supplies have at least one more peripheral power cable with three SATA power connectors. On the other hand, the auxiliary PCI Express power connectors use separated wires coming from inside the power supply, even though they use the same plastic sleeving. On cheap power supplies these two connectors are connected in parallel to the same set of wires that come from inside the power supply. Also, on other high-end power supplies each peripheral cable has three peripheral power connectors, while on this unit one of them has only two.

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