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The new OCZ ZX Series comes to replace the Z Series from the same manufacturer. Three models are being offered so far: 850 W, 1,000 W and 1,250 W, all with a full modular cabling system, 80 Plus Gold certification, single +12 V rail, and synchronous design with DC-DC conversion. Let’s see if the 850 W model is a good buy.

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Gabe got the OEM wrong, the platform is the GW-EPS***DA(90+) from Great Wall.

I already let him know.
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nice find
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Indeed. Good find. I was expecting the VX to be an updated Z Series (Sirfa) unit, but was pleasantly surprised by this.

Incidentally, I've been looking for a good review of the Sparkle 80 Plus Gold power supplies and this one is probably as close as I'll get.

Also, very nice ripple suppression on the minor rails. Pity neither of the 12v rails keep ripple suppressed under 10mv.
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Hrm... high price (same as an X850????) and no MOV... not the world's best decision making process there OCZ.
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If you really need more than 8 SATA cables Seasonic will probably send you another 3 connector strand(or two) for free. There's plenty of room for more, especially if you don't use molex.

I ended up using a SATA power strand from my X-650 for my 750.
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LOL @ the sticker on top.

OCZ pulled a leaf from PC P&C's book.
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Hrm... high price (same as an X850????) and no MOV... not the world's best decision making process there OCZ.
Not OCZ's choice. Many high end units are lacking MOV's now a days. It's rather discouraging. But most of us use a surge strip with our computers so it's not a big fault.

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If you really need more than 8 SATA cables Seasonic will probably send you another 3 connector strand(or two) for free. There's plenty of room for more, especially if you don't use molex.
Any extra cables you have to pay for.

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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
LOL @ the sticker on top.
OCZ pulled a leaf from PC P&C's book.
Antec did that before PCP&C. Corsair does it as well. OCZ has done it in the past. It's pretty standard.
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