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A Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 550 watts or a Rosewill Capstone-M / Rosewill Tachyon 550 watts would be a better choice just to name 3 then the Corsair AX760I

There is still a lot of other good ones out there Cosair/Seasonic is not the god of the PSU world as some like to think they are
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post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

A Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 550 watts or a Rosewill Capstone-M / Rosewill Tachyon 550 watts would be a better choice just to name 3 then the Corsair AX760I

There is still a lot of other good ones out there Cosair/Seasonic is not the god of the PSU world as some like to think they are

None of these power supplies are FULLY modular, I want to sleeve all of my cables and that is much easier on a fully modular power supply, also the stock cables on the corsair Power Supplies are all black not the nasty multi coloured mess you get on most power supplies. The AX760 also has a lot more connections so I can add more hard drives an graphics cards etc.
post #23 of 28
The NZXT HALE90 V2 power supplies are quite good, being an improvement of what is one of the most criminally-underrated PSU's of all time IMHO (the HALE90). This time, however, not only are they fully modular, but they use a 1-to-1 pin-out so sleeving should be as easy as it gets!
   
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The NZXT HALE90 V2 power supplies are quite good, being an improvement of what is one of the most criminally-underrated PSU's of all time IMHO (the HALE90). This time, however, not only are they fully modular, but they use a 1-to-1 pin-out so sleeving should be as easy as it gets!
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post #25 of 28
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YES! saw this PSU on Tiny Tom Logan on YouTube a while back and thought it looked awesome but I cant seem to find it for sale in the UK anywhere, dont know if it has been released in US first and then UK later?
post #26 of 28
You can find it a few places in the US in UK i dont know about

The HALE 90 V1 is made by Spuer Flower and the HALE 90 V2 is made by FSP so its not the same PSU at all
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post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

You can find it a few places in the US in UK i dont know about

The HALE 90 V1 is made by Spuer Flower and the HALE 90 V2 is made by FSP so its not the same PSU at all

cool won't be needing it for a while yet though so I can wait for it to come out in UK biggrin.gif
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by Gardnerphotos View Post

cool won't be needing it for a while yet though so I can wait for it to come out in UK biggrin.gif

You sould read this review

http://www.overclockers.com/nzxt-hale90v2-1200w-power-supply-review

And yes i know its the 1200 watts model but its the same unit only stonger to handle 1200 watts
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Final Words and Conclusion

NZXT and FSP hit on a pretty amazing design here! Design wise I’m very impressed.

The regulation is very very good, just shy of the 1% excellent mark.

The ripple control is fantastic, the best I’ve seen on my equipment. They did a very good job here.

The cable selection is generous, and the flat ribbon style cables make cable management very easy. Some people don’t like how they look, I don’t have any issue with them myself.

The styling on the PSU I like a lot, the plastic/rubber inserts on the sides rather than the usual stickers is something I really like. I hope NZXT puts out a few options for them, I’d love to see that.

I like that this unit uses a C19 style power cord, no risk of a user using an 18 gauge cord off an old unit and setting fire to the thing.

The quality control process looks great on paper, with seven tests the PSU has to go through and a test sheet that comes with the unit. Unfortunately both units I got had QC issues. The first was dead of course, NZXT gets a mulligan on that one. The second unit had a 2.29mm solder ball loose in it. This is not OK. If I’d gotten quite unlucky the solder ball could have bridged a couple pins on a MOSFET (Gate and Drain for instance) and blown it and the MOSFET to pieces. I’m very disappointed to see this, as the unit is otherwise fantastic!

At a MSRP of $270 this isn’t the cheapest 80+ Gold 1200 W PSU around, though it does match the current price of Corsair’s offering for this category exactly. I’d say that given the performance and the fact that it’s a brand new design it’s priced about right.

To summarize, there are some impressive pros:

Very good voltage regulation.
Excellent ripple control.
Plenty of cables.
C19 power cord, very safe.
Looks great. Potential for panel kits in the future.

Unfortunately there are some cons too:

SCP is as dubious as it usually is on >1kw single rail units.
2.29mm solder ball loose inside the case. This is a serious issue. Quality control needs some work.

At the bottom line this is a fantastic unit that is hampered by dubious quality control at the FSP factory. With better QC this unit would be a slam dunk for an approved badge. Unfortunately as it stands I cannot give a approved label to this unit, as impressed as I am by it. I expect that I have simply been hit by a double order of bad luck, but I can only review what I have in front of me, and what I have in front of me I cannot approve due to QC issues. The design and performance is far from “Meh” worth, leaving us with an awkward No-Rating final rating.

The HALE 90 V2 is a bit of a gamle you might get a good one or you might not
Edited by shilka - 4/9/13 at 6:19am
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