NZXT HALE90 750W Power Supply Reviewpaulktreg -
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The NXZT HALE90 750W power supply is the first white power supply I have seen and with the added contrast of the black fan grill looks great. I’m all for black power supplies personally, but here we have something different for the enthusiast that wants something out of the ordinary.
The usual IEC mains input connector and mains on/off switch on the rear panel with a hexagonal holed exhaust grill utilizing all the remaining space. The captive cables are sleeved all the way into the power supply and exit the power supply through a grommet protected port to prevent damage to the cables from possible sharp metal edges; eight identical black modular cable connectors complete the picture on the front panel.
The specification label is mounted on one of the side panels whilst the only thing of note on the other is the NZXT logo stamped into the metal.
A small circular hologram sticker on the base of the power supply is something I’ve come across before and relates to a modular cable design patent held by Ultra Products. The large 140mm white cooling fan is covered with a black fan grill with the NZXT logo at its center.
The NZXT HALE90 750W power supply comes with two captive cables, a 20/24-pin motherboard connector and a 4+4-pin ATX12V/EPS12V connector, that at first glance appear to be longer than the norm. The modular connectors are labelled (except the 4-pin peripheral) and use flat ribbon type cables that are easier to work with when it comes to that all important cable management.
The 12V, 0.3A, 140mm white cooling fan is NZXT branded and I can’t see any information that would point to any particular manufacturer. The printed circuit board is neatly laid out and the build quality looks good. The heat sinks aren’t particularly large but this could be due to 80 Plus Gold efficiency in combination with a large 140mm fan.
The electrolytic capacitors are, as claimed, good quality Japanese components by Nippon Chemi-Con rated at the more welcome 105 °C working temperature.
The NZXT HALE90 750W power supply is a well packaged, well built unit, with a paint job that’s a little different - but how does it perform? Let’s move on and find out.