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Recently got and an i7-920 and it came with a PSU.


As any heard of Z-Power? Are they any good?
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Doesn't ring a bell. A google search brings up HEC/Compucase, generally a low-end OEM.

Could you provide more information? Wattage, model #, specs on the label, etc.
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You got a free PSU with your i7 920? It's most likely junk.
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Check on which lines all the big numbers are. If its on the 3v lines then that's a hint
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I signed up to comment on this thread as it was the first one to come up when I was wondering what other people's experiences with a Z-Power PSU were.

I had a Z-Power 650W PSU in my machine for 2.5 years that went pop a couple of days ago. For most of the time my computer was used for daily tasks and not gaming - nothing too CPU or GPU intensive. I did a fair amount of BF2 gaming during the time I had it, but that game is quite old so it didn't stretch the system (GPU was a HD5770). However, I recently switched my graphics card to a GTX 560Ti and after a couple of months playing BF3 on and off recently the PSU made a pop, the computer went off immediately and a burning smell came from the PSU. I have put a new PSU in and thankfully nothing else in the system was broken by this.

I now have an XFX ProSeries 550W PSU. This is backed by a long warranty and comes with 2x PCI-E connectors, fully sheathed cabling, 80 Plus Bronze certification and a single 12V rail. It was only £10 (GBP) more than the Z-Power PSU originally cost so it's a much better option in my opinion.

This is my system, for anyone wondering what the PSU was powering:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE, HD5770 (switched to a GTX 560Ti a couple of months ago), 4GB DDR3 PC3-1600, 1x 3.5" SATA drive, 1x 2.5" SATA drive, 1x DVD+/-RW, 2x PCI cards. All running stock speeds.

This is the PSU I had: http://www.compucase-hec.co.uk/psu_zpower.htm
The specs from the Compucase website say it has 3x 12V rails of 18A each and >76% efficiency.
Edited by UKGuy - 2/10/13 at 10:00am
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