OCZ Announces Fully Modular ZT Series Power Supplies

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livebriand

Why would you want a removable 24-pin connector? You're going to need that.

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Peanut Fox

One big area it helps is if you want to resleeve the cables.  It makes it much easier to fully sleeve even the 24pin set.  

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Baer

The disadvantage is that it adds a tiny bit of resistance in the power path thus reducing the effeciency a tiny bit. Gold electroplating in the pins and high quality cables reduce this to an almost unmeasurable amount.

The plus is that if you take great care to do a clean build, hide all wires and cables, as I do, if you have to change out the PSU for any reason it becomes very easy to do, you do not have to cut hidden cable ties or remove some componnents to redo your clean build. It is an attention to detail thing.

You also can replace a bad cable in the highly unlikely need that it ever becomes necessary, without changing out the PSU or splicing in a replacement cable.

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Baer

Tony,  I had to replace my 1000 Wt PSU as it would not run my rig with two GTX 580's in SLI when running full 5760 X 1200. I went to the Corsair AX1200 which is fully modular, even the MOBO 24 pin connector. This PSU has handled everything I ask of it without a burp. I highly recommend it.

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tony2tonez

those are well and good for mid lvl rigs. Dont you need north of 1000w for most high end machines maybe even 1200 psu? My machince is not that high end anymore and I have 800W

I been looking for a fully detachable cables PSU but above 1000 psu. Most are partial. Nice idea but i think most people here need a little more juice.

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thetechchild

800W is sufficient for the highest-end dual-GPU and hex/octo- core CPU, I believe. It's definitely enough for high-end single GPU and CPU. 900-1000W might be necessary for 2 GPUs, but upwards of 1000W is when you're talking about spending $2000+ for CPU, GPUs, RAM, mobo, water cooling, and lots of fans. 1000W, in my opinion, should be the max for a reasonably futureproof and affordable PC. Of course, the hardcore enthusiasts are free to have 1200, 1500 W PSUs and $5000 PCs, but that's really rare.

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