|Over the past couple of weeks I have been working with our sponsors to bring more content to the site and creating a review section for their products. I will be reviewing cases, CPUs, GPUs, motherboards, and peripherals. A lot of the products that we are reviewing will be used for our contests as well as subscriber giveaways throughout the year. Let’s check out our first review from NZXT below. With a large number of case manufacturers introducing white cases to the market over the past year, the Hale90 is a perfect compliment to their Phantom and Switch all white cases. It is offered in 550,650,750,850 and 1000 watts. The Nzxt Hale90 850w power supply retails for around $179.
NZXT Hale90 Series 850 Watt Modular Power Supply $179.99 @ Tiger direct
NZXT Hale90 is 80+ gold certified. The series was built from the ground up specifically customized for gamers and enthusiasts and offers incredibly efficient operation that will meet the needs of even the most power hungry enthusiast gaming PC’s.
The NZXT Hale90 was packed very well. When removing the power supply, the first thing you notice is that the cables from the power supply are longer than average. Considering that many PC cases are large, the flat cabling makes it easier to reach the CPU and motherboard power ports when the postition of the power supply is on the lower half of the case.
|AC Input||115V~ 240V 10A 60HZ/50Hz|
|Max Combined Wattage||120W||840W||6W||15W|
1 x 20+4 pin Main Connector
2 x 4+4 pin EPS 12V
9 x Peripheral
10 x SATA
1 x Floppy
6 x PCI-E
One of the cooler features of this power supply is using the single 140mm two ball-bearing fan that operates with minimal noise even at full load. Maximum decibel levels are 20db for wattages between 550-750W and 30db for 850W and above.
Full range Design from 100V – 250V with Active PFC & a single +12V rail provides stability and ease of use making the most out of your power supply. Offers stable & clean current delivery under heavy load.
The Hale90 features support for all the latest Intel and AMD CPUs: Core i7, i5, AMD Phenom II X4, X3. Also, being 80+ Gold certified, The HALE 90 series from NZXT operates at ultra high efficiency. At 20%, 50% and 100% loads, efficiencies are 87%, 90%, and 87% respectively.
Modular cable design allows the user to pick and choose which cables they want to use, optimizing cable management and airflow inside the chassis. Flat cables allow for easier routing and bending inside the computer chassis during wire management. It supports all the latest GPUs on the market, which is ideal for latest DX11 GPUs and comes with 8pin and 8(6+2) pin PCI-E connectors.
The HALE series offers over voltage, current, power, under voltage, and short circuit protection. The power supply will automatically shutdown to prevent any damage to your system or misuse.
The Hale90 offers a 5 year warranty.