OCZ CoreXstream 500W review
Author: Vedran Dakic
Date: 06 Sep 2012
Power supplies are just... one of those things. They've dropped down in prices massively in the last couple of years, you can't have a computer without them, they produce heat, some hot airstream, some noise - yet, you can't diminish the fact that they're one of the most important aspects of your computer. They can be modular or non-modular and everyone has a preference. But, there's only a couple of rational parameters to judge them - stability, noise, heating. Let's see how OCZ's CoreXstream 500W did in some of those areas.
First stop - packaging. Let's check out some pictures:
Nicely done, as ever. First glance says - CoreXstream 500W is a non-modular, best-buy type of power supply that won't kill your wallet while keeping your components running smoothly. It has 4xSATA, 2xHDD (Molex), 2 PCIe (one 6-pin, one 8-pin), floppy, CPU (4+4-pin EPS), ATX (20+4) - so, everything you need.