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OCZ Stealth Xtream 500W PSU - 1x PCI-E 6/8pin, 2x SATA 12cm Fan only £39.77 delivered @ Ebuyer

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Product Description OCZ Stealth Xsteam 500W PSU The new OCZ 500 Watt Stealth XStream Power Supply offers a sufficient source of power for mainstream gaming PCs. TheOCZ StealthXstream 500W edition fe…
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OCZ Stealth Xsteam 500W PSU
The new OCZ 500 Watt Stealth XStream Power Supply offers a sufficient source of power for mainstream gaming PCs. TheOCZ StealthXstream 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 OCZ Stealth XStream focuses on performance, quality, and quiet
operation. The OCZ Stealth 500W configuration provides the necessary power for mainstream gaming systems and desktop computing setups, ensuring you wont 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 Stealth XStream is well-suited for and driving today's midrange systems. The rock solid
Stealth XStream 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 500W Stealth XStream 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 Stealth XStream power supplies come backed with an industry-leading three year OCZ PowerSwap Warranty for the ultimate peace of mind.
Features:
OCZ PowerWhisper Technology
Internal 120mm fan
3 year warranty backed by OCZs exclusive PowerSwap replacement program. No more endless return-for-repair loops!
Technical specifications
150 x 140 x 86mm 1 x 20+4Pin ATX
1 x 4-pin CPU
1 x PCI-E 6+2 pin
4 x 4-pin Molex peripheral
1 x 4-pin floppy
2 x S-ATA

High efficiency
80% @ 115V (Typical load)
83% @ 230V (Typical load)
Overvoltage/Overcurrent/Short-Circuit protection
Active PFC
MTBF:100,000 hours
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#1
I'm about to buy one of these to power the Sapphire HD 4670 graphics card I ordered last night. If there's a cheaper and better psu, I'd like to know about it.

[COLOR="Red"]EDIT:[/COLOR] The SATA cable connectors of the PSU are very close together so you may need to use a cable like the ones below if your SATA devices (DVD Drive/ HDD) aren't close together. The cables can be picked up for about £1 from Amazon Marketplace, ebay etc.

[COLOR="Blue"]StarTech.com LP4 to 2 SATA Internal Power Splitter Cable[/COLOR]
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21M7K38VEYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

[COLOR="Blue"]StarTech.com 6 inch LP4 Male to Serial ATA Power Adapter[/COLOR]
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21VHP6Z5E9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg
#2
Personally, I would pay the extra £20 and go for one of these :
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/206053

Positive reviews here ! : http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/665868/be-quiet-special-edition-white-600w
#3
EDIT: Incorrect.
Seems quite good, possibly slightly cheaper at Aria (£35.77 inc. delivery)
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Only one PCI-E 6+2 pin could be a drawback too.
#4
MBeeching
Seems quite good, possibly slightly cheaper at Aria (£35.77 inc. delivery)
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That's the 400w version.
#5
Hey i got this and the 2 sata connectors are right next to each other. I couldnt connect my dvd drive and hard drive with it. I had to use a sata converter cable, to convert the 4x pin.

The psu isnt really quiet, sometimes it starts whistling when editing software etc.
It is definitely noisier than the old Dell stock psu!

I paid £45 for it this time last year, so this is a good price.
#6
How next to each other? mm gap or cm gap?

EDIT: I just looked in my pc and the DVD drive is at the top and the HDD is at the bottom. I think I'd need a connector to get it hooked up.
#7
windhoek;8890429
That's the 400w version.



True, amended :thumbsup:
Must... wake... up.
#8
Can someone in the know post a link to the kind of cable/ adapter needed if the SATA devices are far apart?
#9
berry333
Hey i got this and the 2 sata connectors are right next to each other. I couldnt connect my dvd drive and hard drive with it. I had to use a sata converter cable, to convert the 4x pin.


Can you post a link to the kind of cable needed for this? Thanks.
#10
windhoek
Can someone in the know post a link to the kind of cable/ adapter needed if the SATA devices are far apart?

Do you mean something like this:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124021

EDIT: When you take into account the delivery charges, you'd probably be better getting them from the Bay.
#11
Seriously, I would go for the Be Quiet one : http://www.ebuyer.com/product/206053

It comes with :

Cable Connectors:
24pin Main Power Connector
7x 4pin Molex Peripheral Connectors
2x 4pin Floppy Connectors
7x SATA
4pin ATX12V Connector
8pin P8 Connector
2x 6pin PCI-Express
2x 6+2pin PCI-Express
2x 3pin Fan Connector
2x 4pin Fan Connector
#12
djfluff
Seriously, I would go for the Be Quiet one : http://www.ebuyer.com/product/206053

It comes with :

Cable Connectors:
24pin Main Power Connector
7x 4pin Molex Peripheral Connectors
2x 4pin Floppy Connectors
7x SATA
4pin ATX12V Connector
8pin P8 Connector
2x 6pin PCI-Express
2x 6+2pin PCI-Express
2x 3pin Fan Connector
2x 4pin Fan Connector


It's just a matter of money...
#13
1xPCI-E is a bit worry for me, can I use converter to get 2xPCI-E for card like HD4870?
#14
ro888
1xPCI-E is a bit worry for me, can I use converter to get 2xPCI-E for card like HD4870?


Yes you can. My HD5770 came with a molex 4-pin to PCI-E 6-pin adaptor, something like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com-Express-Video-Power-Adapter/dp/B0007RXDDM/ref=pd_cp_ce_1, which would enable you to do that.
#15
ro888
It's just a matter of money...


Its a mistake to scrimp on a psu. Power issues ore really hard to diagnose, and a more efficient PSU will save you money in the long run. You should try to get a psu that exceeds your current requirements for both power & connectors, so you don't run into problems with future upgrades.
#16
ro888
1xPCI-E is a bit worry for me, can I use converter to get 2xPCI-E for card like HD4870?


If u have spare molex connections on your PSU u could use this http://www.tekheads.co.uk/product/2-x-Molex-4pin-to-8pin-PCI-E-6pin--2-Power-Adapter-Cable_19768.html
#17
I have had two PSU’s fail in the past and the last one was supposed to be of good quality. Making sure the fault is in the PSU and not the motherboard involves some time and care. My conclusion is that the makers warranty is more important than their sales pitch. If they don’t think their product is good enough to be covered by at least a five year warranty then it isn’t good enough for me to buy it.
#18
xigent
I have had two PSU’s fail in the past and the last one was supposed to be of good quality. Making sure the fault is in the PSU and not the motherboard involves some time and care. My conclusion is that the makers warranty is more important than their sales pitch. If they don’t think their product is good enough to be covered by at least a five year warranty then it isn’t good enough for me to buy it.


I would only buy Be Quiet/ Corsair / Seasonic / Enermax or Antec power supplies. In roughly that order, if money wasn't a factor. :thumbsup:
#19
I just ordered the OCZ PSU from ebuyer and a [COLOR="Blue"]StarTech.com LP4 to 2 SATA Internal Power Splitter Cable[/COLOR] from Amazon Marketplace for £1.09 delivered. I went for the SATA splitter (below) because the length of the cable is 30cm and my DVD drive and HDD are nearly that far apart.

Thanks to everyone for sharing their knowledge :thumbsup:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21M7K38VEYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
#20
hey, I was wondering if anyone could advise me if this would be enough to power my i7 860 with an ati 5830? Even after a couple of years when the capacitors start to age?
#21
djfluff
I would only buy Be Quiet/ Corsair / Seasonic / Enermax or Antec power supplies. In roughly that order, if money wasn't a factor. :thumbsup:


The first one in this list, Be Quiet, fails the warranty test. They only offer two or three years.
#22
xigent
The first one in this list, Be Quiet, fails the warranty test. They only offer two or three years.


True, their warrenty is not as good as Corsair (7 Years on some models!) or Seasonic, but they get really good reviews for performance & stability.

Google "Be Quiet PSU Review" and have a look at a few. They often come out top in group tests.
1 Like #23
jaybear88
hey, I was wondering if anyone could advise me if this would be enough to power my i7 860 with an ati 5830? Even after a couple of years when the capacitors start to age?


If you are planning on ever going X-fire (5830 is really good Xfired, and by the time you need the power, they should be cheaper), I would get a PSU with seporate 12V Rails.
The OCZ model only has 1XPCI-E supply.

I would have a serious look at the Be Quiet one i linked earlier. It has quad 12V rails.
http://www.be-quiet.net/admin/FileServer.php?src=be-quiet.net/data/media/_shared/a/content/sp/E7/CM_E7-600W.jpg&colorspace=rgb
£20 more, but you will be well future-proofed. It's also modular, so you get a tidier system, and slightly better airflow (depending on your case, of course) :thumbsup:
#24
Thank you DJFluff, I think I'll go with your suggestion, much appreciated :) Rep added to you sir.

Still giving heat to this OP anyway, might not suit me completely but should still be great for slightly lesser systems :)
#25
I'd be looking for a Modular PSU @ this sort of price, much neater
#26
xigent
My conclusion is that the makers warranty is more important than their sales pitch...

Be very careful with this - the last time I had to return an Antec PSU, it had to go to an address in Europe, outside of the UK. It weighed just over 2Kg (Royal Mail's international weight limit), and Parcel Force wanted £30 to ship it ! I used parcel2go in the end, and paid around £20.

There's only a tiny number of PSU makers that accept returns to a UK address, of which Corsair are one according to http://forums.hexus.net/warranty-support-rma-service/140919-corsair-begins-uk-eu-rma-processing.html

OCZ returns used to have to go to Holland (not sure if they still do).
#27
djfluff
I would get a PSU with seporate 12V Rails.

I would have a serious look at the Be Quiet one i linked earlier. It has quad 12V rails...

Seperate 12v rails is actually a negative selling point - it puts limitations on how you make your connections (ie, you need to spread the load around the rails ... often with no way of knowing which connector is on which rail !!). It's also much easier to blow or trip one of the rails (or the entire PSU).

There are quite a few models on the market with a single massive 12v rail - you can connect up the insides however you like, with no worry of overloading anything.
#28
if this an old batch, most of this psu's may fail within year
#29
Nom
OCZ returns used to have to go to Holland (not sure if they still do).


Very true, my 700W version needs to be replaced due to noisy fan running at 100% all time. I ended up returned to novatech but that was almost 2 months waiting for a replacement. Luckily I bought another one next day, otherwise can you imagine 2 months without computer!

Still this is a not bad product.

In the world of computing there are so many area you cannot really scrimp, e.g. PSU, mobo, memory . Buying every single quality part will cost quite a lot in total
#30
djfluff
Its a mistake to scrimp on a psu. Power issues ore really hard to diagnose, and a more efficient PSU will save you money in the long run.

Then you shouldn't get this one, because it is not even 80 PLUS certified. It may have 83% efficiency at an undisclosed load, but most of the time a PC is idle, and than the efficiency tends to drop quite a bit.

Overall I am not impressed. Where is the "performance"? It is neither particularly strong nor particularly efficient.
#31
djfluff
Seriously, I would go for the Be Quiet one : http://www.ebuyer.com/product/206053

It comes with :

Cable Connectors:
24pin Main Power Connector
7x 4pin Molex Peripheral Connectors
2x 4pin Floppy Connectors
7x SATA
4pin ATX12V Connector
8pin P8 Connector
2x 6pin PCI-Express
2x 6+2pin PCI-Express
2x 3pin Fan Connector
2x 4pin Fan Connector


But it's 600W which is overkill for the average build so it's a waste of money in that sense.
#32
I know there's always a good argument for spending a bit more to get a better product and I'm sure there are better PSUs out there, but I had to start somewhere. I was originally only looking for a better graphics card for about £40, but spent £60. I was then only looking to spend about £25 on a PSU, but have now spent £40.

I went for the OCZ because it meets my needs now and as I only play about 3 games per year, yes 3 games per year, I suspect that the PSU be adequate for years to come. I guess it all comes down to bang for buck. I don't really need a lot of bang in PSU terms, so I'll keep my buck for something else.
#33
So from this thread and elsewhere we learn that Corsair not only offer a 7 year warranty on some units, they are the only company that allow returns to a UK address. They also use the superior single 12v rail arrangement and get some pretty good reviews.

The cheaper options don’t seem so attractive when you look at more than just the price.
#34
I was looking at this today and only 1 x 4-pin CPU puts me off, I currently only need one but if I get the i5-750 and Gigabyte board I am after I will need two. All the P55 boards I have looked at seem to have two.

If you don't have a powerful GPU then 400w is enough, I am leaning towards this one http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150985 Corsair 400W CX (£34.20), has two CPU connectors and Corsair are supposed to be very good.
#35
windhoek
I'm about to buy one of these to power the Sapphire HD 4670 graphics card I ordered last night.


Depending on the wattage of your current PSU you might not need to upgrade as the HD 4670 isn't very power hungry. Personally I have used a 380watt power supply with my HD 4670, but I have heard that they are even fine with 250 watt.
#36
windhoek
I just ordered the OCZ PSU from ebuyer and a [COLOR="Blue"]StarTech.com LP4 to 2 SATA Internal Power Splitter Cable[/COLOR] from Amazon Marketplace for £1.09 delivered. I went for the SATA splitter (below) because the length of the cable is 30cm and my DVD drive and HDD are nearly that far apart.

Thanks to everyone for sharing their knowledge :thumbsup:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21M7K38VEYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg



Sorry for the late reply.
Yes i used one of them, except not the splitter one (2x sata).
#37
stonebear
I was looking at this today and only 1 x 4-pin CPU puts me off, I currently only need one but if I get the i5-750 and Gigabyte board I am after I will need two. All the P55 boards I have looked at seem to have two.

If you don't have a powerful GPU then 400w is enough, I am leaning towards this one http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150985 Corsair 400W CX (£34.20), has two CPU connectors and Corsair are supposed to be very good.


The Corsair 400w CX is an excellent PSU, very conservatively rated and efficient, would be my choice over this older designed OCZ + more sata connectors.
#38
Weenie Beenie
But it's 600W which is overkill for the average build so it's a waste of money in that sense.


It is 80+ certified (the 600W one) , 88%. (at 230V) . Over it's estimated lifespan, it would probably save you more than £20 ... :thumbsup:

http://www.80plus.org/images/b_calculate_f2.jpg
#39
djfluff
Personally, I would pay the extra £20 and go for one of these :
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/206053


The more I look at that PSU the more it makes sense. It sees to be energy efficient, only uses cables that are needed and has a higher power rating. I think I'll try to cancel my order in the morning and order that instead. It's not like it won't get used. Sometimes I think I want Champagne for the price of Lemonade!
#40
I bought a lower-power version of OCZ PSU in this range last year and it's a very well made item; silent too. its relatively high efficiency will save you money over a cheaper less efficient one.

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