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OCZ ZX 850 Series 850 Watt Power Supply Review - Cabling Arrangement & A Look Inside

OCZ aims high with their latest 80Plus Gold rated power supply - the ZX 850.

By: | Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 4, 2011 7:44 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

Cabling Arrangement

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At first glance, the ZX 850 offers up quite the connector availability. Motherboard connectors include a 20+4 pin Main connector and a pair of 4+4 ATX connectors. The ZX 850 will power a pair of GPU's with the included four PCI-E 6+2 pin cables. Everything else is powered by a total of 12 SATA connectors, nine Molex connectors, and a single FDD connector. The tricky part here is that there are a total of seven peripheral cables, but only five can be used at any one time. These extra cables offer excellent flexibility in connector availability.

 

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OCZ chose to keep rail distribution and load balancing easy with the ZX series power supplies. Since there is only a single 12V rail, there is little to talk about here.

 


A Look Inside

 

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Opening up the ZX 850 may reveal a familiar picture to some of our readers. Inside, you'll notice that the ZX 850 looks almost identical to that of the Sparkle Computer Corp. SCC-850AF. This is because the power supply is manufactured by Great Wall and is based off the same design. Of course, there are a few changes such as the fully modular cable setup.

 

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The ZX 850 features CapXon capacitors on the primary side of the power supply. CapXon capacitors are manufactured in China while their headquarters is located in Hong Kong.

 

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The secondary capacitors are manufactured by Teapo. Teapo is a Taiwanese based company.

 

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Finalizing our shots of the inside of the ZX 850 is a shot of the 140mm Yate Loon D14BH-12 fan that has been quite popular in many of the power supplies we have recently reviewed.

 


 

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