High-End PSU OCZ ZX 1000W Review

OCZ is a company that does not require special presentation due to the many-years' existence in PC hardware market. Its power supply units are well-known all around the world, and their variety is able to satisfy the needs of any customer. Currently the company's line of products is introduced by six series which belong to different targeted segments. PSU OCZ ZX 1000W belongs to the top-end solutions and provides top facilities for powerful PC systems. The top ZX series is also introduced by models of 850W and 1250W.



General Peculiarities


Power supply unit OCZ ZX 1000W features typical for all top models design. It has got black casing with outstanding goldish embedding. All vital parameters are indicated on the casing, including the maximal power index of 996W (83A) on +12VDC bus. The correlation of power on +12VDC bus and the overall PSU power approximates 0.996.


Cable System


This model employs modular cable system, according to which the cables are connected …

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