A Look Inside The StealthXStream 500 W

We decided to disassemble this power supply to see what it looks like inside, how it is designed, and what components are used. Please read our Anatomy of Switching Power Supplies tutorial to understand how a power supply works and to compare this power supply to others.

This page will be an overview, and then in the following pages we will discuss in detail the quality and ratings of the components used.

As explained on the introduction, OCZ StealthXStream 500 W, Zalman ZM460B-APS and SilverStone Strider ST50F are based on the same platform and during this review we will be comparing the components used on OCZ StealthXStream 500 W to the ones used on these other two products so we can learn the internal differences between them.

OCZ StealthXStream 500 W Power SupplyFigure 4: Overall look.

OCZ StealthXStream 500 W Power SupplyFigure 5: Overall look.

OCZ StealthXStream 500 W Power SupplyFigure 6: Overall look.

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