NZXT HALE90 V2 1000 W Review 6

NZXT HALE90 V2 1000 W Review

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I would like to thank & Overclockers UK for supplying the review sample.

NZXT is a company with gaming-inspired products that share a unique design and great looks. The new HALE90 V2 PSUs follow this tradition, and the fully modular design, along with some visual enhancements, grants them a very appealing appearance many gamers and modders will appreciate. The internals have changed as well since a new OEM built the HALE90 V2 units. As it seems, NZXT gave up Super Flower and trusted in FSP to handle their top-of-the-line PSU products.

The new HALE90 V2 series currently only consists of three units with capacities ranging from 850 W to 1200 W. All have Gold efficiency, which is strange since the competition in this high-end category already offers Platinum efficiency. The HALE90 V2 does, though, contrary to the older HALE90 units, feature a fully modular design for a cleaner and nicer look. Speaking of looks, the new HALE90 surely stands out in that regard, since the combination of the white casing, black modular panel, and the black stripe that runs along the front and the sides of the unit combines to deliver a pleasing package.

In this review, we will test the middle member of the HALE90 V2 line-up. It has a capacity of 1000 W and is equipped with six PCIe connectors, so it can support up to three high-end VGAs. In a snap, this unit features an innovative white and black PCB with better isolation and, according to NZXT, better identification, although we aren’t quite sure what they mean by that. Someone can identify the components on this PCB better due to its color? Probably. Continuing with the unit’s features, it has a single +12V rail, Japanese capacitors, a double ball-bearing fan (to be frank: we would highly prefer a HDB fan instead), and a five-year warranty. So far, all of the above looks promising, but until we press the load button on the Chroma loads (actually through the software that controls them), we can’t tell whether the HALE V2 1000 W will keep its promises, and does it have the guts to face the tough competition? But we better not tally any longer. Let’s cut to the chase.

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