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hello,

so I built my computer almost 3 years ago and it was my first computer so i didn't know about the importance of getting a quality power supply.

recently I have read some power supply threads and I found out that OCZ is not really one of the recommended brands when it comes to power supplies.

this is the exact power supply i have:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=238

now, my only question is:

should I be worried that this will fail on me and take my components with it?

p.s.: i am aware that 1000W is way overkill for my computer but at the time I was thinking I was going to go SLI/Crossfire in the future and even so I had no idea how much power I would need.

thank you
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post #2 of 11

Nope, no need to be worried at all. Don't look at brands, look at each individual unit.

 

The OCZ ZX series power supplies are fairly old but fantastic units, if you read the review then you would know that. ;)

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post #3 of 11
OCZ has not made your PSU the OEM Great Wall has and the ZX is one of the better units they have made
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

OCZ has not made your PSU the OEM Great Wall has and the ZX is one of the better units they have made

thanks for the quick reply. so i have nothing to be worried about?
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post #5 of 11
I have the ZT Series and it seems work just fine. Most reviews put it in the mid-80s out of 100, ratings wise. It can handle my 670 FTWs in SLI and my OC'd i7 3770k at 4.5. I've had it for a year now. Hope that helps!
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post #6 of 11
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I have the ZT Series and it seems work just fine. Most reviews put it in the mid-80s out of 100, ratings wise. It can handle my 670 FTWs in SLI and my OC'd i7 3770k at 4.5. I've had it for a year now. Hope that helps!

yes sure does. thanks a lot
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post #7 of 11
That's a pretty good psu, no need to worry about it's quality.
    
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by krz94 View Post

yes sure does. thanks a lot
Good luck with your upgrade!

P.S. I destickered mine since I wasn't a fan of the colors. I don't recommend doing that unless you don't plan on ever RMAing the unit. I just plan to upgrade eventually simply for more wattage (I'm running a 750w now but will be adding dual water cool pumps to the system).
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post #9 of 11
The ZX is old by now but you can still find lots of stuff thats newer and much worse so besides the way overkill wattage there is next to no reason to replace it.
Its not going to blow up you might get coil whine on it if you have not gotten that yet.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

The ZX is old by now but you can still find lots of stuff thats newer and much worse so besides the way overkill wattage there is next to no reason to replace it.
Its not going to blow up you might get coil whine on it if you have not gotten that yet.

thanks a lot for the help. glad i don't have to change it.
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