OCZ ZT Series 650 W Power Supply Review

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Introduction

The ZT Series is the latest power supply series from OCZ, with a full modular cabling system – meaning that even the main motherboard cable is detachable – and 80 Plus Bronze certification. Available in 550 W, 650 W, and 750 W versions, let’s see if the 650 W model is a good buy.

ZT Series power supplies are manufactured by Great Wall, while the ZS Series power supplies are manufactured by High Power.

OCZ ZT Series 650 W power supplyFigure 1: OCZ ZT Series 650 W power supply

OCZ ZT Series 650 W power supplyFigure 2: OCZ ZT Series 650 W power supply

The OCZ ZT Series 650 W is 6.9” (175 mm) deep, using a 140 mm ball bearing fan on its bottom (Yate Loon D14BH-12).

This unit has a modular cabling system with nine connectors: one for the main motherboard cable, one for the ATX12V/EPS12V cable (black), two for video cards (gray), and five for SATA and peripheral power connectors (black). This power supply comes with the following cables:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 20/24-pin connector, 21.6” (55 cm) long
  • One cable with two ATX12V connectors that together form an EPS12V connector, 23.6” (60 cm) long
  • Two cables, each with one six/eight-pin connector for video cards, 22” (56 cm) long
  • Three cables, each with three SATA power connectors, 15.7” (40 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors
  • Two cables, each with two standard peripheral power connectors, 15.7” (40 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors
  • One adapter to convert any standard peripheral power connector into a floppy disk drive power connector

All wires are 18 AWG, which is the minimum recommended gauge.

The cable configuration is fair for a 650 W power supply, with two video card power connectors and nine SATA power connectors.

OCZ ZT Series 650 W power supplyFigure 3: Cables

Let’s now take an in-depth look inside this power supply.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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