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NZXT HALE82N 550W and 750W Power Supplies Review

NZXT is well established within the PC building crowd by now. With a large range of cases, case accessories, peripherals and indeed power supplies, they are capable of taking up a significant portion of any build.

Today we’re looking at NZXT’s latest power supply range; the HALE82N series. This series is aimed at PC builders who demand quality components, whilst sticking to a budget. It’s 80PLUS Bronze certified, non-modular, and has a standard ATX form factor that will accommodate cases where free space is at a premium.

Whilst many manufacturers are attempting to diversify their product ranges, in order for people to actually purchase these new lines the product needs to be of a certain quality. Does the NZXT HALE82N series hit the mark or fall short? Only one way to know; read on to find out!

Special thanks to NZXT for providing us with the HALE82N 550W and 750W Power Supplies to review.

Features
• 80 Plus Bronze Certification ensures efficiency levels up to 85%
• Pioneering 2013 ErP Lot 6 Energy Star standard to reduce vampire power by 50%, decreasing your energy consumption
• World’s first Innovative white and black PCB design for better isolation and identification
• Intelligent Fan Control Technology with two settings optimized for silent or performance mode
• Powerful +5Vsb that supports motherboards with fast USB charging that can also power USB devices while PC is on standby
• SLI and CrossFire Ready
• Highly Reliable 105⁰ Japanese Capacitors to promote longer lifespan and better reliability surpassing 5 year warranty
• 120mm Two-Ball Bearing Fan for smooth, silent rotation, and optimal air intake
• Strong single +12V rail that provides stability and ease of use with the ability to deliver clean currents under a heavy load
• Full protections for over voltage, current, power, temperature, under voltage, and short circuit protection
• Active PFC
• Compatible with ATX 12V 2.3 and EPS 12V 2.92
• Extended 8pin connector for bottom mounted cases or large tower support
• Backed by 5 Year Warranty

NZXT’s Other Offerings
The HALE82N series is one of three power supply ranges NZXT make available to the consumer.  This small section is here to give you a brief outline of what each series offers.

HALE82
When compared to the HALE82N, the HALE82 series is;

Semi-Modular, whereas the HALE82N is not.
Does not offer a strong +5Vsb, where the HALE82N does. This enables the use of fast-charging ports, and allows you to charge your devices whilst the computer is off.
Has TWO 8-Pin CPU connectors for enthusiast-grade motherboards dedicated to overclocking, the HALE82N has one 4+4-Pin CPU connector.

HALE90
When compared to the HALE82N, the HALE90 series is;

Semi-Modular, whereas the HALE82N is not.
80PLUS Gold rated, whereas the HALE82N is 80PLUS Bronze.
Does not offer a strong +5Vsb, where the HALE82N does. This enables the use of fast-charging ports, and allows you to charge your devices whilst the computer is off.
Has TWO 8-Pin CPU connectors for enthusiast-grade motherboards dedicated to overclocking, the HALE82N has one 4+4-Pin CPU connector.
Has a 140mm fan, whereas the HALE82N has a 120mm fan.
Is larger in length than the HALE82N.

Packaging
The front of the packaging states in big lettering the rated wattage for the particular power supply. Below this are features NZXT would like to bring your attention to; Japanese Capacitors, Single 12V rail, 120mm Silent Fan, and 80PLUS Bronze certification. Next to this is a highly visible area stating that the power supplies are covered under NZXT’s 5-year warranty. There is also a small “window” into the box, allowing you to see NZXT’s chosen color scheme with these PSU’s. The only difference between the 550W and 750W boxes are accent color choices; the 550W a subtle grey, and the 750 a neon green. The rear of the box shows you an output graph, and lists all available connectors on the unit. Below this is more detailed list of features NZXT would like you to know about.

NZXT HALE82N 550W and 750W Power Supplies NZXT HALE82N 550W and 750W Power Supplies

On the bottom of the box there is a feature list in 8 different languages.  Finally, on one side of the box are two graphs detailing noise levels and efficiencies at certain load points. Inside the box there is an instruction manual, 5 cable zip-ties, 4 mounting screws, and a power cord.

NZXT HALE82N 550W and 750W Power Supplies NZXT HALE82N 550W and 750W Power Supplies

Also for reference here are the specifications on both models:

HALE82-N-550-M
AC Input 100V~ 240V 10-5A 50/60HZ
DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5Vsb
Max. Current 24A 22A 42A 0.5A 3.0A
Max Combined Wattage 125W 504W 6W 15W
550W

HALE82-N-750-M
AC Input 100V~ 240V 10-5A 50/60HZ
DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5Vsb
Max. Current 30A 30A 60A 0.5A 3.5A
Max Combined Wattage 150W 720W 6W 17.5W
750W

Connectors

550W
1x Main 24-Pin ATX Main connector
1x 4+4Pin ATX/EPS CPU connector
2x 6+2Pin PCI-E connectors
8x SATA Connectors
5x 4Pin MOLEX connectors
1x 4Pin Floppy connector

750W
1x Main 24-Pin ATX Main connector
1x 4+4Pin ATX/EPS CPU connector
2x 8Pin PCI-E connectors
2x 6+2Pin PCI-E connectors
12x SATA connectors
5x 4Pin MOLEX connectors
1x 4Pin Floppy connector

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