We were not expecting to get such good results when NZXT offered us the HALE90 750W power supply for testing. The SuperFlower design is extremely capable and this product offers high levels of efficiency, low noise and excellent voltage regulation.
The inclusion of a 140mm fan ensures high levels of airflow while allowing SuperFlower the luxury of being able to dial down the speeds to reduce noise, aided further by the high levels of efficiency from this particular design. The selection of high grade Nippon Chemi-con capacitors ensures that this design should last a very long time, a point NZXT are keen to highlight with their 5 year warranty.
While technically the design has minimal weaknesses, the talking point will certainly be the appearance. We understand that it is tough getting seen in such a competitive and demanding market space, but we are unsure that a huge audience will warm to the striking white chassis design. To be fair, NZXT are trying something different, and we are sure that this product will garner attention, just on the colour alone. On a positive note, the finish is very high grade and doesn't mark easily, even when we accidentally glanced a screwdriver head down the side of the chassis.
Efficiency is stellar, achieving a maximum rating just shy of 92 percent at around 50 percent load. Ripple suppression is well within the rated guidelines. Our results indicate a maximum load +12v figure of around 40mV with both +3.3V and +5V peaking around 20mV. Not quite as good as current class leading products, but certainly better than the majority of designs flooding the market.
It is certainly not cheap however the pricing is very good for a 80 Plus Gold Certified product. SCAN are selling it in the UK for £123.56 inc vat.
KitGuru says: High build quality, fantastic efficiency and low noise levels make for a heady, tempting combination. The colour is sure to split opinion however.