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OCZ ZS Series 650W - Still useable?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, i got the ZS 650W currently which was used for 4years~,  i plan to get Ryzen build soon ( R5 1600 or 2600 depending on prices and later upgrade to R5 3600 paired with my current 980Ti while also restoring my current pc w/ old parts so it gets more value for sell or just gonna keep it as backup/secondary PC ).

Ofcourse i would upgrade the PSU in future, but what do you think is it a good idea to use the OCZ ZS PSU in new build for like 2-3months ? I mean im afraid it can fail and destroy all the components.

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looks like a group reg to me... a sirtec

 

based on that i wouldn't do it, but people are more than allowed to correct me


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@Exaco

 

that GPU will ‘bottleneck’ a 3600x.

 

also, from a view things I have read some mobo manufacturers said they wouldn’t even advise using the new zen 2 in even 450/470 boards.

 

id wait until 570 chipset had been also released and get yourself a decent combo. 


 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, Stormseeker9 said:

@Exaco

 

that GPU will ‘bottleneck’ a 3600x.

 

also, from a view things I have read some mobo manufacturers said they wouldn’t even advise using the new zen 2 in even 450/470 boards.

 

id wait until 570 chipset had been also released and get yourself a decent combo. 

Well, i've read that B450 should be fine, only some B350's will not work. Anyway it's nearly the cheapest component so i will be able to upgrade if needed :)

About the GPU it's fine for me, i mostly do 3D rendering and it handles all the games i play fine ( its OC'ed so its basically like stock 1080 ), only current CPU bottlenecks everything. But yeah looking forward for the RTX as the RT Cores gives huge ( 100-200% ) speed improvement in rendering.

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24 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

looks like a group reg to me... a sirtec

 

based on that i wouldn't do it, but people are more than allowed to correct me

Not group regulated; independently regulated with two magnetic amplifiers.

 

I'd keep it. If it turns out to have problems with modern top end graphics cards and it shuts down, then replace it.

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Just now, OrionFOTL said:

Not group regulated; independently regulated with two magnetic amplifiers.

hm... interesting

 

like double mag amp?


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Still using mine 1000watt ocz. Ran four cards mining and been gaming with 2 cards and an i7 for 5-6 years I think. Just put a new fan in it 2 years ago and it’s still the best psu I’ve ever owned. 


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6 hours ago, Mick Naughty said:

Still using mine 1000watt ocz. Ran four cards mining and been gaming with 2 cards and an i7 for 5-6 years I think. Just put a new fan in it 2 years ago and it’s still the best psu I’ve ever owned. 

This has no relation whatsoever to OP's unit - your PSU is different than what he has. 

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5 minutes ago, OrionFOTL said:

This has no relation whatsoever to OP's unit - your PSU is different than what he has. 

It’s old and the same brand. That’s enough relation. As the people commenting don’t have the unit either. 


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17 minutes ago, Mick Naughty said:

It’s old and the same brand. That’s enough relation. As the people commenting don’t have the unit either. 

A 2009 Holden Cruze and 2009 Holden Commodore, are both cars from the same brand, and are the same age, though are very different cars. One's a Korean made pos, the other is a fairly well built Australian car.

 

Model matters. Same applies with PSUs.

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13 minutes ago, Mick Naughty said:

It’s old and the same brand. That’s enough relation. As the people commenting don’t have the unit either. 

The AX1200i and the CX600 V2 are both from Corsair, and both are about 7-8 years old. Doesn't mean they're even remotely similar. 


 

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30 minutes ago, Comic_Sans_MS said:

A 2009 Holden Cruze and 2009 Holden Commodore, are both cars from the same brand, and are the same age, though are very different cars. One's a Korean made pos, the other is a fairly well built Australian car.

 

Model matters. Same applies with PSUs.

 

24 minutes ago, seon123 said:

The AX1200i and the CX600 V2 are both from Corsair, and both are about 7-8 years old. Doesn't mean they're even remotely similar. 

And thus theres still a relation. Which you said it did not. Doesn't matter what it is, still works, still will work.


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Tends to be the case with internet experts. 


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