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[TPU] OCZ Announces their ZX Series of PSU's

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The newest addition to the OCZ lineup completes the family of ultra-quiet, high-reliability PSUs in 850, 1000, and 1250 watts. Featuring an 80 Plus Gold certification, the ZX offers energy and cost savings with 92% efficiency (typical load) combined with a power output to meet the demands of the most component-heavy systems, including cutting-edige triple-graphics configurations. Additionally, the PSU is kept supremely cool with an ultra-quiet 140mm ball-bearing fan for superior noise reduction. As OCZ’s first fully-modular power supply, the ZX is ideal for system builders that desire total control over connector options to maintain a tidy case environment with maximum airflow.
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Prices don't look too shabby (pre-order at Canada Computers)
OCZ ZX 800 $179.99 ($182 USD)
OCZ ZX 1000 $209.99 ($212 USD)
OCZ ZX 1250 $229.99 ($233 USD)

Everything about them is pretty standard after that.
5 Year Warranty
80+ Gold (not listed at Ecos yet)
140mm Dual Ball Bearing fan

OCZ does give us a nice big fan down picture of the units. Though I can't tell OEM/platform from that still as the fan is too large

Either way; I do like that OCZ is using two separate connectors for the 8Pin CPU & 8 Pin PCIe connectors.
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Just don't like the pricing, seems everything is going down, yet PSU prices are staying the same.
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Just don't like the pricing, seems everything is going down, yet PSU prices are staying the same.
That's because they're innovating and pumping out tech that's still relatively new.

PSU prices have dropped by a lot though:

3-4 Years ago;
PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool 1200w = $500
3% Voltage Regulation, only half-spec ripple, and only 80+ Certified

3 Years later
Corsair AX1200 & Antec HCP1200
1% voltage regulation, close to non existent ripple, and 80+ Gold (bordering platinum) certification.

I digress though, you can get a half decent 1000w PSU for cheap if you're just interested in RAW power. There's even two units cheaper (though non-modular.)
BFG EX-1000 (no warranty, but performs the best out of these three) and the Tuniq Ripper 1000w (performs about the same, same warranty length, non-modular)

There's plenty of RAW power out there for cheap.
Corsair TX950 is constantly under $150; and has the same 12v amperage as most 1000w units.
Xigmatek's NRP-MC1000 is also only $170 base price. With Silverstone's OP1000-E & OP1000-P coming in at the same price bracket.
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