Under the Hood

Here are a few pictures showing the layout and components inside the new NZXT HALE82 850W power supply. This is a very familiar power supply; built by Seasonic and based on their popular M12II platform, which has been successfully branded by a few other big-name companies over the last year or two. While certainly not cutting-edge technology it still remains one of the best 80Plus Bronze platforms on the market today.

The two primary capacitors are made by Nippon Chemi-Con and rated for 330uF, 400V, and 105°C each with more Nippon Chemi-Con electrolytic and solid polymer caps populating the secondary side – very nice.

DC-to-DC VRMs (Voltage Regulator Modules) are used to produce the 3.3V and 5V outputs from 12V. The overall layout, build quality and component selection looks very good; just as we would expect from Seasonic.


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