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OCZ ZX Series 850W Modular Power Supply Review

OCZ has recently released its latest power supply offering in the ZX Series of power supplies.  These power supplies effectively replace the Z Series power supplies in the Maximum Performance sector and off an 80 PLUS gold certification, a single +12V rail, modular design and an impressive 5 year warranty.  80 PLUS gold certification means this power supply will run 87% efficient at 100% load.  80 PLUS gold is the second highest certification given to power supplies only out-done by the 80 PLUS Platinum certification.  Today we will be taking a look at the 850W version of the ZX Series power supply.

Special thanks to OCZ for providing us with the ZX Series 850W Modular Power Supply to review.

Technical Specifications
– 850W Continuous power
– Ultra quiet 140mm ball-bearing fan
– +12VDC @ 70A Single Rail Design
– SLI™ and CrossFire™ support
– Fully modular cable management system
– 150 x 175 x 86mm (W x L x H)
– ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V
– 80-Plus Gold Certified
– 92% Efficiency (Typical Load)
– Overvoltage/Overcurrent/Short-Circuit protection
– Active PFC
– MTBF: 100,000 hours
– 5 year warranty backed by OCZ’s exclusive
– PowerSwap Warranty

Modular Connectors
– 20+4 pin ATX
– Dual 4+4 pin CPU
– 4 x PCIe 6+2 pin
– 12 x SATA*
– 9 x Molex*
– 1 x Floppy

Packaging
The ZX Series power supply comes in a nice retail package.  On the front there is a picture of the unit and some information on it along with the 80 PLUS Gold emblem.  On the back many of the features of the power supply are explained.

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Opening the box up everything inside is nicely packaged.  Getting it all out you have the ZX Series 850W power supply, power cable, mounting screws, Velcro ties, a bag of modular cables, user’s manual and an 80 PLUS Gold certification.

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Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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