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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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    Let's take a look at the label on the side of the power supply.  We'll be using some of these numbers to full load our power supply.  The power stream claims to have 6 individual rails, which tells me that each rail is run off of it's own MOSFET.  This doesn't make the rails any less interactive since they all still go through the same rectifiers and tranformers as any other power supply, but what it does mean is that your rails are kept isolated from each other so your power should be cleaner.

    OCZ PowerStream 520W +3.3V +5V +12V -12V -5V +5VSB
    Max Output Current 28A 40A


    0.5A 0.5A 2.0A
    Max Combined Peak Wattage 92.4A 150W 396W 6W 2.5W 10W
    500W 28W

    Hmm... This makes me think there might be some better value in the OCZ 420ADJ!  If you look at the specs of a 420ADJ, you'll see that you only lose 3A on the 12V rail.  Trust me, you can live with that.  The extra wattage for the 520W is made up for on the 5V rail!  30A versus 40A!  Woohoo!  Let's run out and buy a dual Pentium III! Not.... Wasted power.  Another reason to spend close attention to load distribution and not just maximum wattage.

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