Introduction and Features
OCZ recently introduced the ZS Series power supplies, which are targeted towards value-oriented gaming systems. The ZS Series complements OCZ's High Performance and Max Performance power supplies and provides an affordable entry point for PC enthusiasts on a budget who still want good efficiency along with NVIDIA SLI or ATI CrossFire support.
The new ZS-Series currently includes three different power supplies ranging in output capacity from 550W up to 750W. The ZS-750 we have up for review today features 750W of continuous output power, is 80 Plus Bronze certified and incorporates all hard-wired cables with four PCI-E connectors. The OCZ ZS Series 750W PSU is currently selling for $84.99 USD (October 2011).
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 15, 2011 - 06:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: PSU, ocz, OCZ ZS series
If you are looking for a really good deal for a power supply, consider the OCZ ZS Series 650W PSU, currently $65 thanks to a MIR at NewEgg. The price will fool you as to the quality of the PSU, though don't expect perfection at this price point. The ZS series seems to be a mix of both good and bad, with good efficiency and stable power in all but one condition. TechPowerUp did not like the low maximum operating temperature and would also like to see longer cabling. Take a peek at it in their review, but you should probably only consider the PSU at the discount price, there are better alternatives at the full $90 price tag
"OCZ is very busy lately releasing new PSU models. Today we have the chance to test the OCZ ZS 650W. The main difference compared to the bigger ZS 750W, besides capacity, is the reduced number of available PCIe connectors, only two. Like all ZS units it has 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency, its OEM is Sirfa and it uses a non-modular cabling design."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W Power Supply Review @ OCC
- OCZ ZS Series 550W @ kitguru
- Corsair TX750M 750W Modular @ Tweaktown
- Enermax Platimax 1200W 80 Plus Platinum Power Supply Review @ HardwareHeaven
- Antec VP550P 550w PSU @ XSReviews
- Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620 Power Supply @ Tweaktown
- Power Supply Testing Methodology @ eTeknix
- Thermaltake Dr.Power II Universal Digital PSU Tester @ Tweaktown
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 21, 2011 - 05:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: PSU, ocz, OCZ ZS series
SAN JOSE, CA - July 21, 2011 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., (Nasdaq:OCZ) a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and power supplies for computing devices and systems, announces the ZS Power Supply Series that offer consumers superior value for home desktops and gaming systems. Providing high efficiency, cool operation, and a compact case design, the ZS Series offers an excellent price point for system builders looking for a quality upgrade in a variety of power options.
“The new ZS line of power supplies provides customers with the ideal blend of quality, performance, and efficiency for power hungry desktops,” said Steve Lee, Senior Vice President of Power Management at OCZ Technology Group. “The ZS power supplies are available in a range of wattages and are engineered for consumers seeking both solid performance and reliability at a very cost-effective price point.”
The ZS Series is ideal for system builders and gamers, and is capable of powering dual-GPU platforms equipped for NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFireX modes. The PSU is kept cool under heavy usage with a large temperature and load-controlled 135mm double ball-bearing fan, and this high-efficiency PSU also meets strict 80-Plus Bronze energy saving requirements by converting up to a full 85% of AC to DC power at typical loads. Furthermore, the ZS Series complies with ErP (Energy Related product) Directive to ensure less than 1W of power is used in passive standby and off modes.
The OCZ ZS Series will be available in 550W, 650W, and 750W models, and all ZS Series power supplies come backed with a three year OCZ PowerSwap Warranty for the ultimate peace of mind.