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OCZ ZX Series 850 W

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by crmaris, May 17, 2011.

  1. crmaris

    crmaris Reviewer

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    OCZ recently introduced the new ZX PSU series, which consists of three Gold efficiency members with 850 W, 1000 W and 1250 W capacities. Today we have the 850 watt model on our testbench to check if it shows the same usability, quality and price/performance we saw on the 1250 W model that we reviewed a while ago.

    To read this review go to: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/OCZ/ZX_850W/
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011
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  2. Da_SyEnTisT New Member

    May 24, 2011
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    Can you explain me why this is a bad point ?

    I mean, if I buy a 850watt PSU the lowest load i will apply to it will be at least 300 watt ....

    I dont think people wil buy a 850 watt psu for a low power computer ....
  3. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Other units tend to do better there, so it is fair critisism imo. I do agree that these PSU's normally don't go in very low power systems, but still.
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  4. m1dg3t


    May 22, 2010
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    Nice review! I just ordered this from Ncix yesterday and have it in hand already today! :D

    I managed to get this unit for $140 + tax & shipping (after rebate) and i don't know of anything else in this price range to be as "complete". I'm moving up from an OCZ 700w MXSP that hit it's peak after a recent CPU/RAM upgrade so i'm interested to see what the added capacity/efficiency will net me :cool:

    I really gotta say that OCZ put some thought into the packaging/accesories on this one, it's nice to see a complete bundle with a "high end" PSU, this is my first such unit :eek: The pic's provided give an idea of what to expect but man once you receive it in hand you can really grasp the "completeness" of the package :) From what i can tell so far build quality seem's excellent, i have always had good experience's with OCZ product's and this PSU seem's to actually be of better than normal quality for them. Time will tell ;)

    I myself don't mind the lack of a MOV as i have my PC plugged into a Monster HTS5100/AVS2000 combo (HTPC user) and any PC user should have at least a minimal surge suppressor connected to their PC, even if the PC only cost $200 and the suppressor only $10. It's just "smart" computing IMO :eek:

    Well i'm off to install and see how it perform's! Thank's again for the thorough review :rockout:
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  5. IRQ Conflict

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    Sister just bought this POS and it blew up. Sparks everywhere.

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