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Ocz 600 psu for Zalman 600 psu?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Chewy, Nov 9, 2006.

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    Chewy New Member

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    Atm my psu is on backorder and they dont know when it will arrive =-(... so I might ask them to send me the Zalman ZM600-HP 600W, instead of the OCZ GameXtreme 600... the rails are not as stable as the rock solid Ocz psu but its quieter and close to the same price.

    Zalman vrs Ocz Review >>> http://www.rbmods.com/Articles/Zalman/Zm600-hp/2.php

    I think its a good idea, but I dont know if it will afect me much not having the rock Solid rails of Ocz when overclocking.
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    Bump Bump, This a safe trade? I plan on getting a decent dx10 card someday just 1...

    I'll have a mod delete this useless topic after.
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    is that a single +12v rail..?? it sounds nice, but if it doesnt at least have 2 +12v rails then it will need replaced when you bump up in vga....
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    They're both quad rails, I heard the Ocz is 18 amps on the 12v rails and also that its 16 amps... I know the Zalman is 16 amps on each 12v rails.

    Thanks for the responce, just wanted to make sure it was a good psu.
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    sounds like zalman for you then.....with the xchange pipes and its quiet..:rockout:
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    I like quiet, hopfully they just send he the psu and charge me no extra since I am a paypal e-check user... I get it airmailed for free anyway, so as long as its here with the rest of my system I dont mind. :D

    Psu is the loudest part of most systems I think, well at least on my current system.
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    Why not just get the 700w ocz game x stream ? cant say about the zalman have not seen any tests on it,so i am not sure if its good or not :)
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    I thought about it but its too much more $$$ and I doubt I will need the extra power. The zalman is close to the same price as the Ocz 600, and looks more pimping, just not as stable on 5 and 12v lines.

    There a review of them both up there, I already sent in a Ticket asking them to do the exchange for me.
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    It doesn't matter much if it's Single, Double, Triple, Quad Rails. 4 +12v Rails @ 15A each (60 Total) is the same as a single +12v Rail w/ 60A.

    One of the best power supplies out there only has 1 +12v Rail, but it's rated @ 60A.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817703006

    I'm not trying to say Multi-Railed PSU's are bad, of course not. They're great no doubt, but I'm just trying to say that Just because it's Multi-Railed doesn't mean it's better than Single-Railed.
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    true that :)

    btw, i reckon its an alrite swap

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