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Zalman ZM850-HP 850W Modular Power Supply Review -

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Product: Zalman ZM850-HP 850W Modular Power Supply
Date: May 6, 2008
Author: Colin Dean
Edited By: Bob Buskirk
Provided By: Zalman
Pages: 1 2 3
Discussion: Discuss in Forums

First Looks

The finish of the ZM850-HP is shiny and black, but appears somewhat gunmetal in color.

As I stated earilier in the review, the ZM850-HP is longer than most PSUs of its wattage. This is partially because of its wattage and partially because of the heat pipe cooling system. The side bears the input/output label with a small Zalman logo. The fan on the bottom is 140 mm, and there's an embossed Zalman logo underneath it.

There's plenty of connectivity on this unit. The Standby Noise switch is on this side of the unit since the user should never really need to touch it once it's been set. All of the cables which are integrated into the unit are sleeved coming out of the unit. This strengthens the cables and protects the inside of the unit from dust and such.

Integrated into the unit is the 20+4 motherboard connector, the 4+4-pin CPU connector, three each of 4-pin device and SATA, and two 6+2-pin PCI-Express connectors. The modular cables add more to that, with two more 6-pin PCI-Express connectors, nine SATA, seven 4-pin device, and two floppy.

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