The new 500 Watt StealthXStream Power Supply offers a sufficient source of power for mainstream gaming PCs. The 500W edition features the same understated look as its 600W predecessor with a sleek black case and unlit fan for the value-conscious consumer seeking effective, quiet performance.
Ideal for gamers and system builders who prefer a straight-forward, value-mined PSU, the StealthXStream focuses on performance, quality, and quiet operation. The 500W configuration provides the necessary power for mainstream gaming systems and desktop computing setups, ensuring you won’t pay extra for a higher wattage unit that a mainstream system does not require. Even at peak loads the 500W StealthXStream remains virtually silent and excludes flashy LEDs, ensuring the power supply is not seen or heard.
The StealthXStream is kept supremely cool with a large 120mm fan and features a standard ATX power supply form factor to accommodate virtually all computer towers. With a sustained output of 500W the StealthXStream is well-suited for and driving today's midrange systems. The rock solid StealthXStream is built to provide sufficient output to power entry level graphics platforms, including with a single PCI-Express connector and a 4 CPU auxiliary connector, all wrapped in a flexible mesh promoting a tidy environment inside the case.
The OCZ StealthXStream provides Universal Input and Active PFC (Power Factor Correction) to effectively regulate input voltage across worldwide power grids and maintain an economical, yet stable supply of power.
All OCZ StealthXStream power supplies come backed with an industry-leading three year OCZ PowerSwap Warranty for the ultimate peace of mind.
- by David_W @Jul 07, 2008
OCZ Technology, Inc
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StealthXStream OCZ500SXS ATX12V Power Supply
ATX12V Power Supply
1 x 24-pin ATX Motherboard
1 x 4-pin ATX12V Motherboard
1 x 6-pin PCI-E
2 x Serial ATA
1 x 4-pin SP4 Floppy Drive
4 x 4-pin LP4 Peripheral Device
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This Power supply looks to be a great buy if you can get it on sale plus with the OCZ Warranty then another great reason to choose this. Compared both this and my friends Seagate PS priced the same with minimal diff. Great buy and look to purchase OCZ again.
I have to agree with superninja that more options with cables would be great. Having said that, its quiet and reliable and I just installed it and forgot about it: for the price this PSU does everything a power supply is supposed to do.
I have the 600W version (OCZ600SXS). So far no problems, when it's on sale, it's a great value. Very solid, efficient and silent. It can handle most low- to mid-range systems. I wish it was modular though, and it doesn't really compare to some of the higher end stuff, but for the price it's a good value and you won't be displeased.
I used the 400w/500w/600w stealthxstream psu which are good value when on sale but wouldn't put these past or above the same wattage of the better rated brands out there. It's a non issue for me but I found among the three wattage models that the on/off rocker switch at the back of the 500w lights up and the other two models don't and the fan sound and feels to spin a little faster (hand behind grille) than the other two models. The cable lengths are a bit too short to run behind the motherboard when positioned in a bottom mount case (check OCZ website for cable lengths).
This review was modfied by poster @ 09-26-10 03:58 PM
Good value not at full price. Casual gamers or more than average users should be satisfied with this PSU to replace the generic one. I bought this 500W to make sure my video card had enough power to work with though it wasn't enough to also charge my PS3 controller, oh well. The OCZ rebate was easy for me, some on the forums did not think so however.
I got this PSU on sale for $16, and for this price, I like it. However, I would NOT pay full price for this. It is sleeved, but the cables are too short to be able to do any nice cable management. In conclusion, it does its job or being a cheap power supply for a low standard gaming rig or less.
Bought this PSU to use as a spare and have used it for client computers that have had their cheap generic psu's go on them. This make for a great upgrade to any cheap computer that came with a general generic PSU.
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