OCZ sent us the retail package of the OCZ GameXStream GXS1010W SLI-Ready Power Supply, model number OCZ1010GXSSLI. The retail price can be found from US$250~300. There are no major external differences with the previously tested 600W version. The retail package is simple, and includes the PSU itself, power cord and a printed manual.
The PSU has dimensions 150 x 140 x 86mm, certified for ATX v2.2 standard. The PSU has a 120mm semi-translucent cooling fan which lights up blue when operating. Case modders will love the bright blue color for their designs :-).
The external black finish is very nice and adds to the overall look and design, and there are no sharp edges. The rear of the OCZ PSU is honeycombed so that air is sucked in by the 120mm fan, forced over the components in the PSU and exhausted out the back. This not only helps keep the PSU cool but also helps exhaust air from inside the PC case as well.
On the top side, we find a label with all the PSU specs and ratings:
There are plenty of connectors, as you can see below:
Unfortunately, unlike the PowerStream 600W, the cable assembly in the GameXStream 1010W is not modular in that the cables are pre-attached as shown below. The PowerStream 600W allows you to connect to the PSU, only the cables that are required, leaving more free space and making for a tidier layout without free-floating cables.
The connectors have the nice flexible grip which makes for easy insertion and removal, especially with the 4-pin plugs.
All SATA, PCI-E and CPU cables are labeled so you can easily identify them. The most interesting part with this PSU is the four PCI-E power cables, ready to power up your dual 8800GTX setup: