OCZ has become synonymous with high-end products targeted at the enthusiast segments of the computer market. More recently, they’ve become known for their super speedy solid state storage. With the ZS line of power supplies, however, the company is solidly hitting the mainstream.
Before the rise of the SSD, OCZ was already known for components such as memory and power supplies, and the new ZS brand shows that they’re not ready to leave them behind. Although the new line is looking to win some fans in the mainstream section of the PC component market, the company hasn’t left all its premium underpinnings behind.
These new supplies will be sold to system builders looking to to put together new desktops and gaming machines; in order to hit as many prospective customers as possible, OCZ has made the supplies available in three different wattages. Users looking to put together an unassuming box might go for the 550W PSU, while someone who wants to run a couple of cards in CrossFire might use the 750W model.
Each unit is securely encsconced within the 80-Plus category of power supplies, which means that when used properly, the power supplies will achieve greater than 80% efficiency – OCZ is claiming 85%, in fact. The supplies are engineered to draw less than 1W of power when plugged in but otherwise turned off.
OCZ packages each power supply with its notable three-year warranty. Despite that, the units manage to remain affordable, with the 550W model starting at $79.99. The 650W comes in at $89.99, with the top model 750W hitting $99.99.