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NZXT Hale 90 750W Modular Power Supply Review
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Written by Munk   
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http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTNC46CHHYrX3WhTAyk3Od-0mNJImgAEwEOQO463q_qNZ9JW2-cQQSometimes it can be hard to trust a new company when it comes to the most important     part of your computer: the power supply. Some may protest but in actuality the power supply can make or break any computer build more so than any other component. If the power is not consistent the computer becomes unstable. If it does not shut off after a short, your computer becomes a very expensive paper weight. And if the wattage is a lie than the computer won’t be getting the amperage it needs to run. There have been too many power supply manufacturers that have come and gone that slap whatever wattage they want on the side of their power supplies and left the consumer with a large bill and a horrible product. Things are regulated a lot more now than ever before but it can still be quiet a process to break into the power supply market as a new company because of all the companies that have left a bad taste in everyone’s mouths. NZXT has a record of making great products and I for one will give them a chance today we will look st their Hale 90 750W power supply and see if all the worry is for nothing or if new companies should just stay away from the power supply market:

Provided by: NZXT

Price: $149.39

Closer Look:

 

 

Specifications and Features:

HALE90-750-M
AC Input 115V~ 240V 10A 60HZ/50Hz
DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5Vsb
Max. Current 24A 22A 62A 0.5A 3.0A
Max Combined Wattage 120W 744W 6W 15W
750W
ATX / BTX motherboard power connector (20+4Pin) Amount of connectors Cable length
1 550mm
EPS +12V Power Connector (4+4 Pin) Amount of connectors Cable length
1 550mm
Peripheral connector (4 Pin) Amount of connectors Cable length
7 550mm
Serial-ATA power connector Amount of connectors Cable length
8 550mm
Floppy disc connector (4 Pin) Amount of connectors Cable length
1 550mm
PCI-Express 6pin power connector Amount of connectors Cable length
2 550mm
PCI-Express 6+2 pin power connector Amount of connectors Cable length
2 550mm

 

 

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.
Single140mm two ball-bearing fan operates with minimal noise even at full load. Maximum decibel levels are 20db for wattages between 550-750W and 30db for 850W and above.
Strong Single Rail Design: 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.
Modular cable design: 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.
Hybrid LLC resonant Topology circuitry allows the HALE series to create highly efficient power supplies ranging from 550W-> 1000W.
Full range Design from 100V – 250V with Active PFC.
100% Japanese Capacitors: High quality components for longer life time and better reliability.
Latest CPU support for all the latest INTEL and AMD CPUs like Corei7, i5, AMD Phenom II X4, X3.
Latest GPU support, ideal for latest DX11 GPUs and comes with 8pin and 8(6+2) pin PCI-E connectors.
Large tower support: The Hale Series of power supplies have extended 8pin CPU connectors for wire management in large cases which have PSUs mounted at the bottom.
Compliance with ATX 12V v2.2, EPS 12V v2.91, and SSI EPS 12V v2.92 Specifications.
Environmentally Responsible: Consuming less than 1W during shut off status Complies with the newest EuP ( Energy-using Products) requirements and USA Energy star standards.
Continuous Power: The HALE 90 series listed wattage is the continuous operating wattage.
Keeping it safe: 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.
Warranty: 5 Years
 
80+ Gold Enthusiast modular PSU
NZXT introduces the 80+ gold certified HALE90 series 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 enthusiasts.

Testing Setup:
Testing:

In order to test the power supply we will be putting it up against other PSU’s in its class. I will be running both a load and idle test on all the power supplies and recording the data. The comparison power supplies with be a Cooler Master GS 750W and a Coolmax USA CUL 750W and a ZP 750W.

 

 

Load Idle:

Voltages

750 CUL

NZXT 750W

ZP 750W Silent

CM 750W

 

Idle

Load

Idle

Load

Idle

Load

Idle

Load

+3.3

3.09

3.3

3.3

3.3

2.54

2.75

3.4

3.4

+5

4.9

4.97

5.0

5.0

5.05

5.05

5.1

5.1

+12

12.48

12.48

12.1

12.1

12.35

12.35

12.25

12.25

 
Again much like last time the NZXT Hale Series stayed rock solid. I was very impressed with the performance and I believe NZXT has a real winning combination of PSU's and Cases to keep up with the larger competitors.

Conclusion:

I like the HALE Series of Power Supplies coming from NZXT I am not going to lie they look awesome in any build and the attention to detail is very impressive. The Amperage is very impressive and the performance is solid and stable. I would be content with a HALE PSU in any of my builds.

Would I recommend this product? Yes, for most, but not all if you are sticking this thing into a business workstation and you are not going to show it off then you don’t deserve one. On the other hand if you are a gamer or enthusiast and you are going to put this into a windowed case then by all means grab one.

Pros:

  • Price
  • Style
  • Performance
  • Modular
  • Solid Voltages

Cons:

  • None Really

 

 


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