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    OCZ PowerStream 520ADJ Power Supply
    Author: JonnyGuru
    Date Posted:12/04/2005 12:43.55
    SLRating: SLRating: 7.5/10
    Bottom Line: In all three tests, the power supply did really well... load wise. The rails never fluctuated more than .5% and my load went from 298W to 488W. There were however some anomalies....

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    Inside The Case


    The PowerStream has a reputation for being one of the most powerful power supplies, for the money, on the market.  Upon inspection of the insides of the PowerStream 520ADJ and the ModStream 520W one can see that, despite both power supplies being 520W and both being built by Topower, you can see that the layout of the components are different, and just the SIZE of the components is different (everything in the PowerStream being significantly larger.)

    Heatsinks are clearly HUGE in this power supply. Unfortunately, it still ran very hot.  Of course, it's fairly quiet too.  Dissipating heat off of the MOSFET's is good for power supply component longevity, but if you can't evacuate the air, you run into the problem of saturation.  My best guess is the additional voltage regulation for the seperate rails were cause of the extra heat.

    Once again we are looking at a titanium finish.  OCZ threw me a curve ball by including a green LED fan.  At least it wasn't another blue fan, right?  The fan grill is dookie gold, which I think flat black would've looked better, but you know what... We've gotten to concerned with looks.  It's a damn power supply, right?

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    1. Introduction
    2. Inside The Case
    3. Specifications
    4. Connectors
    5. Features
    6. Conclusions

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