Conclusions

The new GameXstream 700W is one of the best power supplies OCZ has brought to market.  The DC outputs were stable and the +12V rails were particularly strong.  The overall efficiency was very good and the 120mm cooling fan did a good job of keeping all the internal bits cool all the way up to 700W output.  For the majority of power users and/or gamers who realistically only need 300~400 watt output, the OCZ GameXstream 700W will be more than adequate.  In addition to the sleeved cables, the blue LED fan adds a very cool lighting effect.

 

As is the case with most all higher output power supplies, the GameXstream becomes a little noisy (both fan noise and AC ripple noise on the +12V outputs) when operating near maximum load. 

 

The OCZ GameXstream 700W power supply is currently available from Newegg.com for $144.99 USD ($119.99 after MIR!).

 

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Strengths:

  • Up to 700 watts DC output
  • Solid, stable voltages (especially the +12V outputs)
  • Excellent build quality and high efficiency
  • Quiet operation, at lower power levels
  • Active PFC and Universal AC input
  • Quad +12V outputs up to 56A
  • Dual PCI-e 6-pin connectors (nVidia SLI Ready)
  • Blue LED fan produces very good lighting effect
  • Black mesh sleeved cables
  • Backed by a 3-year warranty

Weaknesses:

  • A little noisy (fan and AC ripple on +12V) at higher output power levels
  • No modular cables

For excellent performance, quality and cool blue lighting effects, the OCZ GameXstream 700W power supply earns the PCPerspective Gold Award. 

 

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OCZ GameXstream 700W PSU

 

I would like to thank our friends at OCZ for sending us the GameXstream PSU to review — thanks!  Be sure to use our price checking engine to find the best price on the OCZ GameXstream PSU or anything else you may want to buy! 

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