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a c 110 ) Power supply
June 1, 2012 11:19:53 PM

Depends on which exact OCZ model we are looking at.

The ZT and ZX are the only "good" ones, but for the same price you can get a better psu made with better components.
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a c 122 ) Power supply
June 2, 2012 12:21:20 AM

As much as the power (Watts) requirement matters, the current requirement, measured in Amps is as important if not even more important. This is especially true if you have a or several dedicated video card(s). As a general rule of thumb, you’re aiming for the highest number on the 12V line.Power Supplies that are certified 80 PLUS have been independently tested for their efficiency. Now, there are 4 different 80 PLUS certifications, depending on how efficient the power supply is:

80 PLUS: The power supply is at least 80% efficient at 20%,50% and 100% load
80 PLUS Bronze: The power is at least 82% efficient at 20% and 100% and 85% efficient at 50% load.
80 PLUS Silver: The power is at least 85% efficient at 20% and 100% and 88% efficient at 50% load.
80 PLUS Gold: The power is at least 87% efficient at 20% and 100% and 90% efficient at 50% load.

The 80 PLUS and highercertifications are the way to go when you are looking for an efficient power supply.

Do not trust specifications such as “Efficiency: 80% to 85% Efficiency Typical” that are not 80PLUS certified. 80 PLUS is an independent standard test. No 80 PLUS and “Efficiency: 80% to 85% Efficiency Typical” means that it is 80% to 85% efficient, according to the manufacturer that is, using their own in-house test, which may or may not so much represent real efficiency.Brand name doesn't really matter since all have made bad PSU at one time or another aside from Seasonic imo
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June 2, 2012 1:09:57 AM

I'am planning on buying OCZ ZX Series 850W

Here is the link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

amuffin said:
Depends on which exact OCZ model we are looking at.

The ZT and ZX are the only "good" ones, but for the same price you can get a better psu made with better components.
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June 2, 2012 2:57:44 AM

I knew that and I decided what I'm going to buy but you wrote some much so I'm going to select as the best answer lol.

bigcyco1 said:
As much as the power (Watts) requirement matters, the current requirement, measured in Amps is as important if not even more important. This is especially true if you have a or several dedicated video card(s). As a general rule of thumb, you’re aiming for the highest number on the 12V line.Power Supplies that are certified 80 PLUS have been independently tested for their efficiency. Now, there are 4 different 80 PLUS certifications, depending on how efficient the power supply is:

80 PLUS: The power supply is at least 80% efficient at 20%,50% and 100% load
80 PLUS Bronze: The power is at least 82% efficient at 20% and 100% and 85% efficient at 50% load.
80 PLUS Silver: The power is at least 85% efficient at 20% and 100% and 88% efficient at 50% load.
80 PLUS Gold: The power is at least 87% efficient at 20% and 100% and 90% efficient at 50% load.

The 80 PLUS and highercertifications are the way to go when you are looking for an efficient power supply.

Do not trust specifications such as “Efficiency: 80% to 85% Efficiency Typical” that are not 80PLUS certified. 80 PLUS is an independent standard test. No 80 PLUS and “Efficiency: 80% to 85% Efficiency Typical” means that it is 80% to 85% efficient, according to the manufacturer that is, using their own in-house test, which may or may not so much represent real efficiency.Brand name doesn't really matter since all have made bad PSU at one time or another aside from Seasonic imo

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June 2, 2012 2:58:03 AM

Best answer selected by asalikus.
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a c 122 ) Power supply
June 2, 2012 3:24:39 AM

asalikus said:
I knew that and I decided what I'm going to buy but you wrote some much so I'm going to select as the best answer lol.
:lol:  thanks! ;) 
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