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I am currently running a FX 6300 @ 4.5, I plan on getting a GTX 570 for very cheap, I know that it would be enough power, but what if I were to run that 570 with a 8350 @ 4.5? Would that be too far?

My PSU outputs 540w (45a*12)

Will I be Ok? Even with a 8350?
     
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Is it that OCZ ZT you have?
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Is it that OCZ ZT you have?

Yes, thats the one that outputs 540w
     
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You could do it without going above the PSU but that depens on the PSU if it is a decent PSU or better then you could do it if is a below average PSU then no you sould not do it

I made some research as late as yesterday about the brother unit the ZS series dont know if the ZT is any better or not
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post #5 of 17
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It looks very high quality, cable are even sleeved and its from the same series that make 1000w+ models.

It has a sticker on the side with 45a, also confirmed by some reviews. It looks to me that it does infact output 540w
     
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post #6 of 17
The ZT line is pretty solid. You will be fine.
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Alright the OCZ ZT series is made by a company called Great Wall let me dig a litte about them
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post #8 of 17
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With the 8350 @ 4.5, would there be enough headroom to OC the CPU a bit more, and even the 570?
     
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Everything i could dig up about Great Wall says they suck but the ZT is on the list so it might be alright

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=262

Its a average descent PSU its not going to blow up when it hits 500 watts but its not super great either
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Performance (40% o the final score) - The positives of this unit are the excellent +12V regulation and the ripple suppression. The unit also meets it's 80 Plus Bronze promise, but these days anything less than 80 Plus Silver isn't much to rave about. The non-primary rails' voltage regulation didn't look too good, which is surprising considering the topology of this unit. For performance, I'm going to give this unit a 9.

Functionality (20% of the final score) - It's hard to knock a PSU that's fully modular. Furthermore, this unit has a very good variety of connectors for it's wattage and still comes in at only 175mm deep. We don't get thumb screws and Velcro straps, but as an 80 Plus Bronze unit, currently selling for under $100 at Newegg (before any mail in rebates), I wouldn't expect too many extras. For functionality, I'm giving the OCZ ZT 750W a 10.

Build Quality (20% of the final score) - Unfortunately, the build quality of this particular unit isn't the best we've seen from either OCZ or Great Wall. The capacitor selection is great (Teapo, Chemi-Con and Rubycon), but some of the hand soldering made me shutter. I'm going to give this unit a 8.5 in the build quality department.

Value (20% of the final score) - As I stated before, this unit is currently under $100 at Newegg. $99.99 to be exact. This puts it right with other 80 Plus Bronze units from other big brands like Antec, Cooler Master and Enermax. With mail in rebates, we've seen this unit net for as little as $74.99. For value, I'm giving the OCZ ZT 750W a 9.5.


The review looks solid to me smile.gif
     
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