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NZXT HALE82 N 650 W Power Supply Review

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Conclusions

Acording to our testing methodology, the NZXT HALE82 N 650 W is a flawed product. Noise and ripple levels go through the roof as temperature increases, which can make your computer crash randomly. The +3.3 V output presents voltage below the minimum allowed at full load. We tested two different samples with the same results, indicating that this is a design flaw. NZXT told us that this unit is rated at 35° C and that above this temperature they cannot guarantee that the unit will work correctly.

Even though this power supply has its ripple and noise levels within specifications under “normal” temperatures, we find it hard to recommend it. The NZXT HALE82 N 650 W power supply is too expensive for what it is, as competing products that also have the 80 Plus Bronze certification cost less. Another problem, in our opinion, is the use of eight-pin connectors on the video card power cables. You won’t be able to install two video cards that require two six-pin connectors each.

And, finally, we have the typo on the product box saying that this unit has “Japanese capacitors” (plural), while there is only one Japanese capacitor present.