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Zalman ZM850-HP
8.0 out of 10

Zalman ZM850-HP

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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

William C., Newegg
19 August 2009
  • Pros: Looks and works good so far. Its very quiet (which is one of the reasons I bought it)
  • Cons: One thing to note for new buyers. This power supply lacks the 8-pin EATX 12v connector that is needed with some motherboards (such as the ASUS P6T Deluxe V2). I had to make my own cable.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice when it worked

Yanni C., Newegg
9 August 2009
  • Summary: I bought this so it could last me for many years. I thought it would but then one day it died and now I am powering my pc with 2 500 watt psu's and its really messy. I gave it 3 eggs because although it was nice I shouldn't have to buy another one every year.
  • Pros: Plenty of power for my monster pc modular design looks quality feel
  • Cons: Big. Stopped working after a year. I don't know if the warranty is still valid but I will contact zalman to see about a replacement.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great PSU, but it whines

DEBRA S., Newegg
25 July 2009
  • Summary: Of course this is NOT Newegg's fault. Actually, they are handling the RMA superbly. Thanks for the great support Newegg! Something else to note... Using this supply with a Gigabyte x58 UD5 mobo and Antec P183 case, make sure to get an EPS-12V (8Pin) connector Extension Cable, which only costs a few...
  • Pros: SUPER silent fan and plenty of power for my i7 920 and GTX 260's in SLI
  • Cons: Makes and electronic whine intermittently when the processor is working. Sounds like it may be the transformer possibly. (This is WITH the noise suppression switch engaged) After searching the web, it seems that both the 850 and 1000 watt versions do this (750 watt version has been revised so it ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, not great

Brice B., Newegg
10 April 2009
  • Summary: Disappointing overall due to the noise and false advertising, but it still gets the job done with plenty of clean power.
  • Pros: Works well as a bottom-mounted PSU (I'm using mine in an Antec 902 case), fan is very quiet and it keeps very cool.
  • Cons: NOT MODULAR as falsely advertised. This PSU has optional moduar SATA Power plugs, but everything else is fixed cabling. WHINING NOISE. I can deal with fan noise (which this admittedly doesn't have, btw) but this PSU emits a high pitched dentist-drill electronic whining when the CPU gets under eve...
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Overall 6
6.0

CrossFire No Go With this

Jane H., Newegg
7 April 2009
  • Summary: I gave is 3 Eggs and that is a stretch Two for being somewhat moduler and one for BOOT that is it. This power supply is not worth no more then $95.00 max.
  • Pros: It's module and is gun metal gray all cables are nicely rapped. That is about it.
  • Cons: The Bad. If you plan on using 2x 4870 ATI's or 2x 4850's do yourself s favor and stay away from this PSU It will power one but will not boot to BIOs with two hooked up. Zalman needs to reword it's information in there web site and the book that is provided.
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Overall 6
6.0

Too Legacy Minded

Jason N., Newegg
12 January 2009
  • Summary: If you are building a system with older components, and you get one that isn't DOA, this power supply could be ideal. If you are building a top of the line system look elsewhere.
  • Pros: The modular design was done quite well. Shiny.
  • Cons: Well, mine was DOA but I'm only dropping one egg because of that. The main ATX connector from the power supply has the 4 pin extension (which was added to ATX motherboards about 3 years ago) as a separate plug. It is difficult to plug-in as a result. The 8 pin connector found on new motherboards ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Modular?

Steve S., Newegg
20 November 2008
  • Summary: It is very big and heavy approx. 12 lbs. It will fit in a mid-tower case but with all the hard wires I would suggest a larger case. It does have a power switch but is on the inside where the connectors are, very strange place to put a power switch.
  • Pros: This has all the power you need with 750 watts just for the 12v and with 6 rails.
  • Cons: The whole reason for going modular is to get rid of unneccessary wires, and increase air flow. This has just as many wires as a non-modular PSU and then some. The 20+4 connector for the motherboard, 2-CPU power connectors (only needed one) 3- S-ata connectors only needed two, 3- EIDE connectors (...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

tyugan, Yandex
28 September 2009
  • Excerpt: Довольно длинный - не в каждый корпус засунешь.
  • Pros: Тихий и холодный. Красивый.
  • Cons: Под нагрузкой пищит!
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