14-Way PSU roundup - over 5000W put to the test

Cases & PSU/Power Supplies by piotke @ 2004-08-01

Are you looking for a power supply which perfectly fits your needs? Completely silent? Flashy colors? Adjustable voltage rails? 120mm fans pre-equipped? We round up 14 Power Supplies from known and less known manufactures to see how well they can handle an overclocked A64 system. Which ones stand out? Read on to find out!

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Zeck

Zeck PSU series:

The Zeck PSU’s also came from Cloetens. Since all three PSU's look exactly the same, except for their power rating, I'm going to give overall specifications here.

All the PSU's are cooled by a 120mm fan.

  • Active PFC : 0.98@115VAC, 0.95@230VAC ;
  • Passive PFC : 0.80@115VAC, 0.70@230VAC
  • With +5VSB : 0~3A Max.
  • AC input 90~135VAC or 180~265VAC
  • 115V / 230V Auto sensing (optional)
  • Active or Passive PFC function (optional)
  • Frequency 47~63Hz
  • Built in EMI filter, low ripple noise
  • Over voltage / Over load protection / Short circuit protection
  • Built-in long life Ball-bearing cooling FAN (optional)
  • Efficiency >70% at full load
  • Meet FCC part 15 Class B, CISPR-22 Class B
  • UL, CSA, TUV, CE, N, S, D, FI, CB, FCC, BCIQ certified
  • Meet Intel EPS 12V, ATX 12V


    Madshrimps (c) Madshrimps (c) Madshrimps (c)


  • Connectors:

    Madshrimps (c)
    1*
    Madshrimps (c)
    1*
    Madshrimps (c)
    1*
    Madshrimps (c)
    No fan headers were present on the PSU
    Madshrimps (c)
    300 Watt : 6* HDD and 2 FDD molex
    350 Watt: 6* HDD and 2 FDD molex
    450 Watt: 8* HDD and 3 FDD molex
    Madshrimps (c)
    None



    Test results - ZKS-300WX

  • 300 watt
  • +3.3 V - 20 A
  • +5 V - 30 A
  • +12 V - 12 A
  • +5 VSB - 1.5 A

    MBM values

    ZKS-300WXLOWHIGHAVERAGE
    + 3.3 V3.313.343.32
    + 5 V5.105.125.10
    + 12 V12.1412.2712.21


    Multi-meter values

    ZKS-300WX+3.3 V+5 V+12 V
    NO PC3.365.1711.86
    PC IDLE3.365.0812.19
    PC LOAD3.365.0812.11






    Test results - ZKS-350WX

  • 350 watt
  • +3.3 V - 28 A
  • +5 V - 30 A
  • +12 V - 15 A
  • +5 VSB - 2 A

    MBM values

    ZKS-350WXLOWHIGHAVERAGE
    + 3.3 V3.343.383.36
    + 5 V5.075.125.09
    + 12 V12.0712.2712.15


    Multi-meter values

    ZKS-350WX+3.3 V+5 V+12 V
    NO PC3.405.1611.84
    PC IDLE3.415.0912.17
    PC LOAD3.415.0912.09





    Test results - ZKS-450SX

  • 450 watt
  • +3.3 V - 30 A
  • +5 V - 45 A
  • +12 V - 15 A
  • +5 VSB - 3 A

    MBM values

    ZKS-450SXLOWHIGHAVERAGE
    + 3.3 V3.423.443.44
    + 5 V5.075.105.10
    + 12 V12.0712.1412.11


    Multi-meter values

    ZKS-450SX+3.3 V+5 V+12 V
    NO PC3.365.1511.83
    PC IDLE3.385.1211.80
    PC LOAD3.385.1311.78

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