NZXT HALE90-650W-M Power Supply Review

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MnZuqviKL._SL160_.jpgThe days of a 300W OEM Power supply running your PC have long gone. New components require serious power and that includes some impressive amps on your 12v rail (or rails). The new graphics cards, motherboards, and CPU’s need clean steady juice inorder to run at peak performance. NZXT is not the company that first comes to mind when people say enthusiast or gaming power supply, but  that didn’t stop them from creating their new line of Hael 90 PSU’s and that is good news for all of us. The power supplies coming out of NZXT are not only impressive in looks but the components NZXT decided to put in these puppies would make any grown enthusiast cry. Let’s check out the NZXT Hael90-650W-M Power Supply and see if it is what you are looking for, but let’s keep the crying to a minimum:

 

 Provided by: NZXT
Price: $134.95 and LOWER!

Closer Look:

Specifications and Features:

 

 

Features
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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.

HALE90-650-M
AC Input 115V~ 240V 10A 60HZ/50Hz
DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5Vsb
Max. Current 24A 22A 54A 0.5A 3.0A
Max Combined Wattage 120W 648W 6W 15W
650W

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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


 NZXT HALE90 Series

 

 

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 650W

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

12.47

12.47

12.35

12.35

12.25

12.25

 

Any time a PSU can remain rock solid under load and idle tests you know you have a fantastic power supply. The only two to stay rock solid were the Cooler Master and the NZXT 650W-M and this is to be expected because they were the higher end power supplies of the group.

Conclusion:

Overall NZXT has proven that they are a force to be reckoned with. Not only have they taken the gaming chassis world by storm but they have made their stand as one of the best power supply manufacturers I have ever had the privilege of reviewing products for.  Thermaltake and Cooler Master should be taking notice because I truly believe NZXT is here for the long haul and has the quality to maintain their stance for years to com.

Would I recommend this product? I think the answer is already prevalent, for those of you that aren’t that observant the answer is yes.   This PSU may see pricy but you are getting the same quality from this PSU as you have with Thermaltake and Cooler Master. If you are looking for something to power your mid level gamer with the quality components that will keep it running at its peak long past its warranty then I strongly suggest getting yourself an NZXT Hael90-650W-M Power Supply.

Pros:

  • Long Cables!
  • Modular
  • White on Black Looks Awesome
  • Quiet
  • Solid Performer
  • Tons Of Connectors
  • 54 Amp 12v Rail!


Cons:

  • Only one 12v rail

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