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OCZ ZS Series 550W Power Supply Review

The OCZ ZS Series 550W power supply is shipped in a dark box with an image of the product on the left, with a list of key selling points down the right side.

OCZ claim:

  • Simply Powerful:
    Featuring a single +12V rail for efficient power distribution, the sleek ZS Series 550W power supply is designed specifically for the demanding computing environments of PC enthusiasts, Power Users and Gamers.
  • Silent Operation:
    PowerWhisper technology diminishes noise to ensure silent, yet efficient operation.
  • Multi-GPU ready:
    The durable and powerful ZS Series is equipped to fuel the demands of gaming rigs
  • Superior Cooling:
    Supreme air flow, courtesy of an ultra quiet, yet vigorous 135mm fan.

The power supply is protected between foam pads, and the cabling is held within a cardboard section on the right side of the box. They also supply a full colour user manual, mounting screws and a region specific power cable.

Cable Connectors
MB 20+4 pin x1 (500mm)
CPU 4+4 pin x1 (700mm)
PCI E 8 pin (6 pin +2) & 6 Pin x1 (of each – 550mm + 150mm)
SATA x4 (750mm + 100 mm)
SATA x4 (400mm + 100 mm)
MOLEX x3 (500mm + 100 mm)

This power supply will work fine with a modest Crossfire or SLI system as the ZS Series 550W power supply has two PCI E connectors, a single 8 pin and a single 6 pin.

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