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Hi All,

I've decided I'm going to opt for a 650w PSU rather than the 550w I was originally looking at for sake of future proofing.

I've narrowed my search down to two PSUs:

NZXT Hale90 650 (HALE90-650-M)
Seasonic X-Series 650w (SS-650KM3)

The Seasonic is a tad more expensive, but provides more (10) SATA connectors and is Haswell ready (a plus).
The NZXT is a little cheaper (provided it is actually in stock again when they say it is), is not Hawell ready and has slightly less SATA connectors (8).

Currently I'm leaning towards the Seasonic, as it's fully modular, a more modern PSU, available now and JonnyGuru gives it an (in general) excellent review - stating that despite being 80 Plus Gold, it actually hit 80 Plus Platinum in testing.
It also comes with a whopping 7 year warranty, compared to the NZXT's 5.

I just wanted to check that there isn't some reason why I should be going with the NZXT over the Seasonic?

Thanks!

Edit: Went with the Seasonic X-Series 650w based on the stellar reviews, longer warranty and extra SATA connectors. Thanks all smile.gif
Edited by MrCV - 9/4/13 at 6:17am
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Seasonic is a much nicer rig. May I also suggest great bang for buck the rosewill capstone 650. you can get a modular version for 10 dollars more then regular and its a very nice psu origin of superflower (great korean psu brand)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071
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NZXT is Super flower and it's a great PSU! I owned one and loved it! NZXT gets my vote! And for Haswell those PSU units will work.

I could go Haswell tomorrow and use either of the PSU I have in my closet.
Edited by wickedout - 9/3/13 at 10:28pm
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913-8.html

yea i didnt check the origin. im sure the hale90 is a great psu then, seasonic is also great though aswell so really you cant go wrong
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post #5 of 6
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Thanks for the advice, I was aware NZXT were based on Super Flower Golden Green's and just wanted to check it wasn't a stupid idea to be considering going with the Seasonic instead.

If I can't go wrong with either, I think I'll likely give Seasonic ago - the longer warranty, extra SATA connectors (which would allow me to make use of all 10 of my mobo's internal SATA ports), the fact that it's fully modular and the hybrid fan mode make it that little bit more attractive to me - plus my case is very black and you can see the PSU out of the back, so the NZXT would likely look out of place.

Rosewill capstone 650's do indeed look very nice, but unfortunately Rosewill's aren't sold anywhere in the UK else I'd definitely be considering that!
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Thanks for the advice, I was aware NZXT were based on Super Flower Golden Green's and just wanted to check it wasn't a stupid idea to be considering going with the Seasonic instead.

If I can't go wrong with either, I think I'll likely give Seasonic ago - the longer warranty, extra SATA connectors (which would allow me to make use of all 10 of my mobo's internal SATA ports), the fact that it's fully modular and the hybrid fan mode make it that little bit more attractive to me - plus my case is very black and you can see the PSU out of the back, so the NZXT would likely look out of place.

Rosewill capstone 650's do indeed look very nice, but unfortunately Rosewill's aren't sold anywhere in the UK else I'd definitely be considering that!

The Rosewill Capstone is also a Golden Green

There are a few others that are Golden Green as well

The NZXT HALE 90 V1 is soild i had one myself
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