The OCZ EliteXStream 800W sits at a good price point and provides enough power to keep most systems happy without straying into the overkill of a kilowatt PSU.  Phoronix prefers having one powerful 12V line as opposed to several lower powered rails, and with 62A on it’s single 12V line this PSU fits the bill and the 82% claimed efficiency doesn’t hurt either.

“While OCZ Technology is known for their memory products, over the past few years they have developed a strong family of power supplies — most notably with their PowerStream, ProXStream, and GameXStream series. With their acquisition of PC Power & Cooling in 2007 it affirmed their position as a leader in this market and with the combination of the engineering talent from OCZ and PC Power & Cooling they are now able to deliver even more competitive and high-end products. One of the most recent power supplies to have been introduced under the OCZ brand is the EliteXStream 800W. The OCZ EliteXStream 800W is ATX12V v2.2 compliant, greater than 80% efficiency, single +12V rail, active PFC, and is backed by a five-year warranty. Today we are reviewing this product.”

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