We would like to thank NZXT for supplying the review sample.
NZXT already had two HALE82 lines, one with and another without semi-modular PSUs, but they decided to add another line, the HALE82 V2, to their portfolio since budget PSUs are incredibly popular among users. The line consists of PSUs with a fully modular design and looks similar to the high-end HALE90 V2 line.
The HALE82 V2 currently has two members with respective capacities of 550 W and 700 W. Both are 80 Plus Bronze certified and utilize a fully modular cabling design with black and flat cables. The world's first innovative white and black PCB for better isolation and identification NZXT mentions in their specifications also left quite the impression on us—this is the first time we hear of the PCB color playing a role in isolation!
The main subject of today’s review will be the HALE82 V2 700 W, which, besides its great looks, is equipped with a single +12V rail, can deliver its full power at up to 40°C, and is ErP Lot 6 2013 compliant, which means that it consumes less then 0.5 W in standby mode. Its specs look like those of a decent mid-category PSU with some very nice touches we usually come across in the mid- to high-end category, like the fully modular design. But only after all testing is done and with results in hand will we be able to state whether the HALE82 is a good choice for users that want something more than a mainstream PSU for their system. NZXT mostly makes products for gamers and enthusiast users who are more demanding than regular users, so all their products are carefully designed and perform well, like the NZXT HALE90 V2 1000 W we tested before. The HALE82 V2 700 W should then perform equally well to meet our expectations.