NZXT HALE90 V2 1000 W 6

NZXT HALE90 V2 1000 W Review

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NZXT HALE90 V2 1000W Features & Specs
Max. DC Output1000W
Efficiency80 PLUS Gold
Operating temperature0°C - 50°C
ProtectionsOver Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Current Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Cooling135 mm Dual Ball-Bearing Fan
Dimensions150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 190 mm (D)
Weight2.2 kg
ComplianceATX12V v2.31, EPS 2.92
Warranty5 years
Price at time of review (exc. VAT)$230 (MSRP)

Regardless of the fact that the HALE90 V2 is now the flag series of NZXT, efficiency remains Gold. However, Gold efficiency cannot be considered low, yet it would have been nice of NZXT to follow the same road as its competition offering Platinum units at similar or even lower prices.

The maximum operating temperature at which the unit can deliver its full power continuously is 50°C, which is as the ATX spec recommends. All protection features are available to ensure the safe operation of the unit and the integrity of the system that it powers. The cooling of the PSU is handled by a double ball-bearing fan with a 135 mm diameter. It is a middle to high-speed fan that is thermally controlled and operates at all times since the unit doesn't feature a semi-fanless mode.

The dimensions of the PSU are quite large with a length of 19 cm. This means that you should first check if your chassis is able to accommodate it. The warranty is set at five years, which is a pretty long period, although some of the competition offers up to seven years with their similarly priced products.

NZXT HALE90 V2 1000W Power Specs
Max. Power30A30A83A4A0.8A
Total Max. Power1000W

The single +12V rail is powerful and can deliver almost the full unit's power by itself. The minor rails are very strong and the 5VSB rail can provide enough juice with its 4 A maximum current output.

Cables & Connectors, Power Distribution

Modular Cables
ATX connector (650mm)20+4 pin
4+4 pin EPS12V (650mm)2
6+2 pin PCIe (650mm)6
SATA (500mm+100mm+100mm+100mm)12
4 pin Molex (500mm+100mm+100mm+100mm)8
4 pin Molex (500mm+100mm+100mm) / FDD (+100mm)3 / 1

The unit is equipped with a large number of connectors, including six PCIe and two EPS connectors that are all available at the same time. Each PCIe cable only has a single PCIe connector, but that number can easily be increased with a couple dual-PCIe cables. The number of SATA connectors is adequate and the 4-pin Molex ones are numerous, especially for a contemporary system that only uses them for peripherals like lights, fans, pumps (water cooling), etc.

The length of the 24 pin ATX and the EPS cables will suffice in most cases, although its EPS cables could be a little longer. The PCIe cables and all others are adequately long; however, we would like to see larger distances between the 4-pin Molex connectors. Here, we should also note that every cable except the one holding the 24-pin ATX connector, is flat and stealthed (they consist of black wires). Finally, all connectors use the standard 18AWG gauges.

Since this PSU features a single +12V rail, we do not have anything to comment on about its power distribution.
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