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11-29-11, 09:11 AM #1
NZXT HALE82 850 W Power Supply Review
NZXT has sent us a brand new just-released power supply known as the HALE82 850w. If the HALE branding sounds familiar you're probably thinking of NZXT's HALE90 series of PSUs. The only downside to the HALE90 units is that 80+ Gold parts and designs are expensive! The HALE82 series is 80+ Bronze rated and should cost significantly less than the HALE90 units, while maintaining the excellent NZXT quality.
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11-29-11, 11:26 AM #2
Very nice review
The pictures you took of the scope display are much easier to read in this review than the antec one you just did.
Thanks for all the hard work doing these reviews.
11-29-11, 11:32 AM #3
Those antec results were downright weird, those were better pictures of a very strange output
Glad you like the review!
11-29-11, 11:35 AM #4
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Looks like a nice PSU for sure!
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11-29-11, 11:50 AM #5
very nice reviewif it screams, crank it. if it cries, kill it
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11-29-11, 01:27 PM #6
Another good one Bobnova
Just curious, does the "82" and "90" in HALE82/HALE90 have any reflection of the efficiency or 80+ rating of the unit? Sounds like it might.i7 4770K | ASRock Z87M OC Formula | 2x8GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 8-8-8-24 1.35v | EVGA GTX780 SC ACX | ASUS Xonar Essence STX | 256GB OCZ Vertex 4 | SeaSonic SS-1000XP
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11-29-11, 01:31 PM #7
I believe so, 80+ bronze says minimum 82% efficiency at 20% and 80% load levels.
80+ Gold may well mean 90% minimum.
11-29-11, 02:28 PM #8
It's so nice to have a proper PSU reviewer. Thanks for all your hard work Bobnova, excellent review!
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11-29-11, 04:03 PM #9
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11-30-11, 01:16 AM #10
Very nice review Bob! Word! Love my NZXT Hale90 850W! So damn glad I popped for it!CPU: Core i7 3770K @ 4.7 GHz
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