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Is $80 a good deal for a NZXT Hale90 650w 80+ Gold?

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On Amazon, I saw the item listed above going for $80 with free shipping and no taxes. Seeing the it usually sells for $120, and that it was a Gold-certified unit, I bought it as it was the cheapest price for a Gold PSU. But is it worth it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-010-_-Product

I'm gonna have this power my setup here:
Core2Quad Q9550 @ 3.6 OC or higher (meaning I haven't overclocked it yet)
3 Case Fans
One hard drive
One DVD Drive
2 sticks of DDR2 800mhz
Radeon 4890 OC (possibly a CF in the future)
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P

Does this PSU compare somewhat to the Seasonic X650? I'm just wanted to know if I spent my $80 on a worthwhile product.
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post #2 of 4
idk about the 650W, but i assume they're all built off similar platforms. Jonnyguru gave the 850W NZXT Hale a pretty good review, so I'd say yeah nice deal.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...print&reid=199
post #3 of 4
Yes, the 650w is built on the same platform as the 550, 750w, 850w, & 1000w.
They are all good PSU's.
The platform itself is great at 850w & below.

1000w is good, not great. Still is good though.

Besides not being modular, the Hale90 is more or less going to give you the same performance as the X-650.
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Get it when it's hot.
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