OCZ StealthXStream 600 Watt PSU
Published: 11th October 2007 | Source: OCZ Technology | Price: |
The StealthXStream's theme of "minimalist, but yet functional" is apparent in its packaging. The box itself is a charcoal black with a grey industrial themed graphic enveloping the picture of the PSU. The remaining surface of the box is fairly well covered with information about the product and its features. It's safe to say that from the outset, customers know exactly what they can expect inside.
The box itself is a relatively thin, single layer cardboard construction with doubled over ends. Inside the box, the contents are packed in quite tightly, preventing any unwanted movement. The PSU itself is wrapped in additional bubble wrap to prevent scratching and abrasion inside the box.
Inside the box, purchasers will find the following essentials to get them up and running:
- Pack of case screws
- Velcro cable tie
- Mains power cord (in this case EU standard)
- Information booklet
While extras are a little low in numbers (ie. none), the power cable and screws supplied are certainly all I would find a use for.
The unit, once removed from its fitted bubble wrap bag, has a very sleek and subtle look indeed. The outside of the casing is painted with a matt finish which is certainly scratch resistant enough to deflect a stray screwdriver head or watch buckle. The only colour really visible on the outside is the dark blue power switch which gives a very positive and firm click when flicked.
The design of the PSU is pretty standard. It boasts a single 120mm fan in the usual place, drawing air into the PSU, over the components and out the perforated back end of of the unit.
Being only 140mm long and 86mm deep, the StealthXStream is perfect for even the most cramped computer cases. A major plus for those looking at HTPC builds or small form factor desktop PCs. Unfortunately this compact design can, and has on a lot of power supplies we have seen, led to overheating due to the dense distribution of internal components.
While it may lack visual impact, the overall look and feel definitely gives a certain feeling of quality.
Now that we've seen the outside, let's head over the page and have a look at the quality of the StealthXStream's internals...