NZXT HALE82 850 Watt Modular Power Supply Review

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Disney gets a lot of love and a lot of heat. Obviously, they churn out all kinds of stuff that kids love on a regular basis, most notably animations. You may not like their politics (or what has happened to Times Square), but there is no arguing the quality of their product. They were at the forefront of CGI, right from the very beginning, and have been behind pushing it further than any other production house going, but, looking back, they were always like that. They took the “cartoon” and turned it into fine art. Take a look at a 1940s-1950s vintage Disney film, look at the backgrounds, look at the detail of the characters. This is not your cut out paper “South Park” characters (not to take anything away from them), Disney films artwork was some of the finest of its day in any medium. Watch “Fantasia” (you can do it sober, contrary to popular belief) and the images pop and flow with an excitement no one had ever imagined in animation. It can be argued that Disney absolutely set the tone for animation for forty years, which brings me to a very simple point: Chuck Jones was an absolute genius.

 

Sure, Disney had the name and the power, but Chuck Jones, and his cohort Friz Freleng, brought some of America’s most recognizable faces to the screen. While at Warner Bros., Jones brought out Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Road Runner and, everyone’s favorite, inevitably blown up/crushed/drowned/shot into space/slingshotted into a cliff side, Acme Labs customer Wile E. Coyote. An evil coyote facing impending doom and pain, holding a sign that simply stated “YIKES!” was pure genius, but it was what was happening behind the sign that set these cartoons apart. Yes, they were well thought out, adult slapstick comedy with very well developed characters, but look at the backgrounds. Especially the backgrounds of the early shorts. The artwork was beautiful, and rivaled Disney’s creators. More importantly, it was Jones and his crew that made a very important fact known to the general public: when electricity is run through a cartoon character, their bones light up with the rest of their being reduced to a black silhouette. As important as this fact is, Jones may as well have invented electricity itself, and along with it, the PSU.

 

At 850 Watts, and with an 80+ Bronze Certification, the NZXT Hale82 850 Watt Modular PSU packs plenty of punch while still maintaining excellent efficiency. The NZXT Hale82 850 Watt Modular PSU is able to maintain greater than 82% efficiency, even at 100% load, lightening the amount of energy consumed and, consequently, lightening your electric bill. Unlike many items where energy efficiency typically equates in loss of performance, PSUs like the Hale82 use this to deliver every bit as much power to your components while drawing less from your outlet. In addition to efficiency, the NZXT Hale82 sports some very impressive power numbers, including 70A and 840W capabilities on a single high capacity 12v rail. NZXT keeps things safe in the Hale82, using protection for over voltage, current, power, temperature, under voltage, and short circuit protection. To keep things up to snuff, 100% solid Japanese capacitors are used throughout, offering the best reliability and longest lifespan of any available today. The NZXT Hale82 offers more than just power, however, its hybrid modular design is well thought out and makes cable routing significantly easier. ATX, EPS and two PCIe connectors are hard wired to the unit, while peripheral and extra PCIe connectors are modular. This keeps your basic cables always on hand and allows you to add on only what your system requires. All cables are 550mm, lengthy enough for almost any full tower install. All of these features are wrapped in the NZXT Hale82’s black powder coat chassis, with the classic NZXT white bladed 120mm fan to keep things cool.

 

 

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