OCZ ZX 850W 80PLUS Gold
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 available here, it will run just about any dual-GPU system setup without breakinga sweat. It’s also very quiet at idle and load, with the fan managing to keep noise levels impressively low.
From a feature standpoint, there are a wide assortment of sleeved modular cables included that support the latest multiple SLI/CrossFire setups, an easy-to-use connection design, and a fingerprint-resistant finish also add to the positives here. The cable lengths here are quite generous, not the longest we’ve seen, but should be adequate for those who have full tower cases. And with an 80 PLUS Gold rating, this unit is impressively efficient.
The ZX 850W is also priced very well at approximately $180 at major online vendors (we found it for $150 after rebate), making it very affordable in this power range amongst power supplies that are 80PLUS Gold certified. That adds up to a great value for a quality unit.