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News OCZ announces ZX series of PSUs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 3 Feb 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    More Seasonic Clones...
     
  3. maximus09

    maximus09 Forever n00b

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    fully modular? Does this mean we can do away with the 4pin cpu cable now?
     
  4. FelixTech

    FelixTech Robot

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    Have they made a 90 Plus standard yet?
     
  5. red4our

    red4our ¿Qué es un Dremel?

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    I've used OCZ's PSU's in the past and they've always been reliable and very quiet. I would definitely consider these units if they benchmark well and are priced competitively. I'm glad they've not abandoned the PSU market.
     
  6. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    i don't think it's Seasonic-X series rebrand, maximum Seasonic-X unit is 850w which is rebranded to Corsair Ax850.

    like the size of 1250w though, not unnecessarily large.
     
  7. red4our

    red4our ¿Qué es un Dremel?

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    The ZX series come with a modular 4pin + 4pin cpu cable. I've found the 8-pin cpu cable to be a little tight (i.e. short) for a nice" round the back and over" cable run.
     
  8. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    There is speculation over at jonnyguru that they are Great Wall units.
     
  9. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    I've never understood why some people, even running 480s in SLI feel a kW to be necissary...?
     
  10. mpe91

    mpe91 Wait... Wha...?

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    80+ Platinum is pretty close to being a 90+ standard. On 230V, it needs to achieve 90%, 94% and 91% efficiency for 20%, 50% and 100% load respectively. I say pretty close because on 115V, it can drop to 89% efficiency at 100% load and still be classified 80+ platinum. And as far as I am aware though, there is only 1 power supply to gain 80+ platinum certification, the Super Flow SF-550P14PE: http://www.super-flower.com.tw/products_detail.php?class=2&sn=1&ID=40&lang=en

    1kW and 1250W are a bit over kill for my needs.... However, depending on the specs of the 850W, I would definitely consider it if it is priced nicely.
     
  11. bobwya

    bobwya Custom PC Migrant

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    Hmmm looks tasty... Will wait for a full review (efficiency figures)..
     
  12. cdb

    cdb No comment

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  13. McSteel

    McSteel Shape Memory Alloy

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    Nope, as was previously mentioned, it's most likely these are Great Wall GW-EPSxxxDA(90+) series, like the (relatively) new Sparkle Computer Corp's PSUs.

    Fully modular means you can detach all cables, including the 24-pin ATX motherboard cable.

    That would be the 80plus Platinum. You can't really go far above 92% max efficiency without sacrificing some performance.

    Actually, there are Seasonic X-1000 and X-1200 in the works; some issues are being ironed out, but Seasonic should roll them out by Q3 2011 at the latest, or so they hope.

    Corsair does a fair bit more than just re-brand, and the AX850 isn't a re-branded X-850; it is a beefed up and slightly modified X-400FL (the fanless model), with some design solutions from Flextronics' design from AX1200...
     
  14. pistol_pete

    pistol_pete Air Cooled Fool

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    Can someone explain what the point of FULLY modular is? Removing extra molex or pci-e connectors sure, but why the 24pin atx cable, for example? Is it not Just extra cost for a tick-box feature?
     
  15. McSteel

    McSteel Shape Memory Alloy

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    Not sure myself, but perhaps it could be useful in dual-PSU setups, when you only need one 24-pin cable...
     
  16. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    Damn! I was thinking I would be able to play MSX games again...
     
  17. K404

    K404 It IS cold and it IS fast

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    I'd happily recommend a KW for a 980x + GTX480 SLI. Better to run at ~60-70% of a PSUs capability than running right on the edge of what it can do.

    Plus, the efficiency might well be higher at 70% use than 90%
     
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    They are perfect for sleeving and custom cable length ;)
     
  19. jonnyGURU

    jonnyGURU Power to the People

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    System builders LOVE fully modular because the PSU and cables can be installed and removed separately. If there's any problem with a build that requires the PSU to be removed, they can do so without having to pull out all of the cables.
     
  20. Saivert

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    Fully modular (I just bought the Corsair AX750) requires more space though.
    I now have to buy a bigger case because my current Lian Li PC-101B can't hold the AX750 because the plugs connected at the back of the PSU extend a bit futher into the case touching on the harddrive mounting area.
    With my previous MIST 500W (scandinavian brand) which was non-modular the cables came out in just one place of the PSU and fit well with the case.
    I most likely would have bought a new case eventually anyways because there are things with the PC-101B that I after many years have found to be lacking. It is supposed to be a silent case as well which it is not. It still requires fan controllers to reduce sound levels.
     
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