OCZ ZX-Series 850W

  • OCZ ZX-Series 850W
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Based on 6 scores, 16 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    0
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Handled full power at over 50C ambient.
  • High efficiency.
  • All rails stayed within 3% voltage regulation.

Cons:

  • Lacks an MOV in the transient filtering stage.
  • Price is on the high side.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechwareLabs on

Currently selling around the $170 mark, this power supply should be considered by any power user, gamer, or computer upgrade/build looking for a quality power supply with all the current technical offerings current PSU designs allows. The 5 year...

By Pureoverclock on

The OCZ ZX Series 850W is a power supply that delivers solid features and performance and does it in a sleek aesthetic as well. From a functional standpoint, the ZX has excellent voltage regulation and efficiency. With a single +12V rail and 70 Amps...

By Legion Hardware on

Due to the fact that the new ZX Series is OCZ’s flagship range the units are a little on the pricey side, with the 850w model situated at $180 US while the bigger beefier 1250w model costs $240 US. However as we mentioned at the start of the...

By techPowerUp! on 87

It is confirmed. OCZ made a strong come back into the high-end PSU category with the release of the ZX series. The smallest member of the ZX series exhibited high efficiency through out 20-100% load range, its voltage regulation was within 3% for all...

By ThinkComputers on 100

OCZ has put together a very solid power supply in the ZX Series. In our testing the rails were very solid, with only minor ripples way under the threshold that we like to see. The ZX Series has a 80 PLUS Gold certification, which means it will run...

By Overclockers Online on

There is very little one could reasonable fault the ZX 850W power supply on. Actually there’s quite a bit of things that I do like. OCZ has put quite a bit of thought, effort and detail into this power supply. The packaging, the paint job, wires,...

By DreamWare Computers on

The last few months have seen an increasing number of 80PLUS Gold certified power supplies passing through my hands. Each have their own unique way of incorporating abundant amounts of the colour gold into their packaging and chassis designs. Today I...

By BCCHardware on 93

OCZ hasn't been in the Power Supply game as long as other people, but they've been at it long enough to get a few things right. The OCZ ZX Series 850W PSU is hands-down the best power supply I've ever tested. The voltage rails are solid. ...

By Pro-Clockers on

At the 850W the new OCZ ZX power supply will give you all the power and stability you could want in a power supply all while doing it on a single 12v rail. With 70A on that single the ZX has plenty of amps to handle most multi-GPU gaming rigs. And in...

By Hardware Bistro on 90

OCZ Technology Group, a member of JEDEC, designs, develops, and manufactures ground-breaking, high performance memory and premium computer components. OCZ products are the first choice for users needing high-reliability, enthusiast-grade solutions....

By HardwareHeaven on 45

As we would expect for a PSU with Gold Certification the OCZ ZX Series 850W unit is a well-built product. From the flawless paintwork on the outside to the use of branded components on the inside, there is very little to fault about the PSU. The...

By APH Networks on

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By OverClock Intelligence Agency on

The OCZ ZX 850W seems to be a very robust and heavy duty power supply. With up to 70A of +12V and 850W of total continuous power available, the ZX 850W should run nearly any dual-GPU configuration that it is cabled for. Being outfitted with quad...

By Hardware Secrets on

The OCZ ZX Series 850 W is a fierce competitor to the Seasonic X-Series 850 W power supply. Both cost exactly the same (USD 200) and have similar performance and specifications (single +12 V rail, full modular cabling system, 90% efficiency at typical...

International Review By Technic3D on 91

Mit dem ZX 850 ist OCZ ein wirklich gutes Netzteil gelungen. Neben einer guten Verarbeitung ist das Netzteil auch bei Volllast dank des 140mm Lüfter nur leise zu hören. Weiter verfügt der Kraftspender über ein volles Kabelmanagement,...

International Review By Clube do Hardware on

A OCZ ZX Series 850 W é uma concorrente de peso para a Seasonic X-Series 850 W. Ambas custam a mesma coisa nos EUA (US$ 200) e têm desempenho e especificações similares (barramento único de +12, sistema de cabeamento modular...