OCZ ZS Series 650W PSU Review

It has been over half a decade since OCZ has begun marketing performance power supplies. The company turned into a major player in the PSU market after they acquired PC Power & Cooling, a company which specialized on the field.  OCZ currently markets three series: The premium ZX series, the modular ZT series and the value range ZS series. A few weeks ago we had a look at the ZT 550, a high performance modular power supply designed to please hardcore enthusiasts and modders. Today we are going to put to the test the 650W version of a ZS series power supply and see what the value range of OCZ’s power supplies can offer.

It has been over half a decade since OCZ has begun marketing performance power supplies. The company turned into a major player in the PSU market after they acquired PC Power & Cooling, a company which specialized on the field.  OCZ currently markets three series: The premium ZX series, the modular ZT series and the value range ZS series. A few weeks ago we had a look at the ZT 550, a high performance modular power supply designed to please hardcore enthusiasts and modders. Today we are going to put to the test the 650W version of a ZS series power supply and see what the value range of OCZ’s power supplies can offer.

Manufacturer features and specifications

·         550W, 650W, and 750W Configurations

·         Single +12V Rail

·         Continuous output rated at 40°C

·         150 x 160 x 86mm (W x L x H)

·         ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V

·         Non-Modular

·         80 Plus® Bronze Certified

·         High Efficiency: 85% at typical load

·         Overvoltage/Overcurrent/Short-Circuit protection

·         Active PFC

·         MTBF:100,000 hours

·         135mm temperature and load controlled double ball-bearing fan

·         3 year warranty backed by OCZ's exclusive

·         PowerSwap Warranty replacement program.

 

OCZ ZS 650W

AC INPUT

230V ~ 10A 50Hz

DC OUTPUT

+5V

+3.3V

+12V

-12V

+5Vsb

MAX CURRENT

22A

22A

46A

0.3A

3A

MAX COMBINED WATTAGE

130W

552W

3.6W

15W

 

TOTAL POWER: 650W Continuous