NZXT Hale90 750W Power Supply

Closer look

The entire NZXT Hale90 series, which range from 550 to 1000 watts, comes in one color: white. Just recently we reviewed the Scythe Chouriki power supply that has a brushed aluminum shell.  Like Scythe, NZXT wanted to offer the consumer something visually different while still giving them a quality product.

The Hale90 750 is a single 12 volt rail unit which is a feature that many individuals feel provides a more reliable and stable configuration. We won’t get into that but many popular sites have determined that either configuration is quite reliable. Another reason many will fill their power supply void with the Hale90 would be the 80Plus Gold rating. Which means that during 100% load the power supply remain at, and no lower, than 87% efficiency. Here is a link to the 80Plus’ PDF verification and testing report here for the NZXT Hale90 750.

NZXT made up the Hale90 using high quality Japanese capacitors which would be the first of many protection features the power unit has. The results of over, under voltage or short circuiting would end with a power supply shut down protecting your system from any further damage.

A 140mm cooling fan is used to keep all the internal components operating efficiently. NZXT internal house testing should that the power supply max noise level was only 18.5dB and achieved at 40% load. One of the beautiful benefits of a high efficiency power supply is it runs cooler than lesser efficient models, and that means it requires less air movement, resulting in a lower operating noise.

The Hale90 750 is rated at a continuous rating which is we see from both manufacturers. Looking at the specification label we see that the 12V rail along can provided upwards to 744 watts while the 3.3V and 5V rails total another 120 watts total. Keep in mind though that this isn’t necessarily a marketing trick, it just means that if the 3.3V and 5V rails are only drawing say 50W then the 12V can draw 700W.

What will please many of us is that the Hale90 series is almost completely modular except for the power extensions that connect to the motherboard. Being permanent eliminates any type of resistance that may accure overtime if you need to remove and install the cable a lot, say for lots of system upgrades. .

The module cables themselves are completely black and are completely flat. This style is slowly growing on me as it eliminates the often sloppy sleeved extensions we have seen before. For those that want to keep everything a particular color like black you don’t see the yellow, red, green and other colors through the webbing of the sleeved extensions.

Cables

20/4 Pin ATX

4 pin AUX

4+4 Pin AUX

4 Pin Molex

SATA

Floppy 

6 Pin PCIe

6+2 Pin PCIe

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