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NZXT Hale82 850W Power Supply Review

The NZXT Hale82 850W Power Supply performed admirably throughout our testing thanks in part to the very capable Seasonic design. We have generally found Seasonic to be one of the best OEM partners in this industry, throughout the years.

The appearance of the power supply might split opinion, although I personally feel the large white coloured fan helps the product to stand out visually in such a crowded market place. Technically, it helps that the fan doesn’t emit a lot of noise too, even when loaded within the last 30% of power output. It is only clearly audible in the last 10% of total output.

Internally, the Seasonic design lives up to our expectations, generating very high levels of efficiency, particularly as NZXT have applied for a modest 80 Plus Bronze Certification. Voltage regulation is certainly a key talking point, remaining within a 3 percent variable. Our intensive cross loading tests highlighted a very stable design, with little fluctuation across any of the output.

Ripple suppression is also noteworthy, particularly from the +12V output, which peaked at 35mV when at full load. The use of high grade Nippon Chemi Con 105c rated capacitors throughout will be sure to aid with long term stability, especially in less than perfect thermal conditions.

This market is so crowded that it is difficult to give this product a ‘Must Have’ award, however it is certainly worth shortlisting at the top of a list … if overall performance, power regulation and stability are primary prerequisites.

Currently the pricing in the United Kingdom has been confirmed at £119.99 inc vat, with availability soon.

Pros:

  • Very stable power regulation.
  • Excellent efficiency.
  • Low noise.

Cons:

  • there are many quality competitors in this market.

Kitguru says: A very capable power supply and definitely worth buying.

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Rating: 8.5.

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