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Conclusions

The NZXT HALE90 V2 850 W is a very good power supply with the 80 Plus Gold certification and a fully modular cabling system. During our tests it presented efficiency between 88.4% and 90.9% at high temperatures, extremely low noise and ripple levels, and excellent voltage regulation for the +12 V and +5 V outputs. The voltage regulation on the +3.3 V output, however, was not spectacular, although this output remained within the allowed range. Another slight negative point of this power supply is the presence of “only” four cables for video cards, where some competing products offer six, allowing you to install three high-end video cards without the need for power adapters.

The main problem of this power supply, however, is pricing. At USD 190, it is an expensive unit. For instance, the Corsair AX850, which also comes with a fully modular cabling system and the 80 Plus Gold certification, is sold for USD 170.

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Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.