OCZ ZT Series 650W Modular Power Supply
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Josh Maronde
Date: 11-21-2011
Provided by: OCZ Technology
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First Look


Inside the retail box is an OCZ-branded bag with the power supply inside and a separate box that houses all of the cables, mounting screws and documentation. Additionally there are a few Zip ties to help with cable management but since this is a 100% modular unit, you likely won't need them.


Some power supplies carry the modular moniker but they aren't 100% modular like this ZT unit is. By that, I mean every power cable can be removed. Granted, you'll always use at least the main ATX cable and CPU power cables, but it's nice that OCZ hasn't hardwired others like the VGA cables. After all, if you were using an integrated graphics solution, you'd have no use for these cables.

All of the cables plug into the "front" of the power supply. Each connection is labeled and the PCI-e connectors are a different color as not to confuse them with the 8-pin CPU cable.



The back of the unit features a honeycomb style grill to allow plenty of air to pass through. OCZ has affixed a power output sticker on the top of the unit that shows 54A available on the 12v rail and 30A on the 5v rail. The UL number E243823 points to OCZ Technology Group Inc. as the company behind the power supply. Further research points to Sirfa as the true OEM, a company that was once part of the Sirtec brand. Interestingly enough, this is the exact same UL number we found on the ZS series PSU.

There are also decorative stickers on either side of the PSU. Regardless of how you install the power supply (fan facing up or down), the side sticker will still read correctly.

More ahead as we take a look at the available connections and crack open the PSU to have a look inside.


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