NZXT Hale 90 Vs Corsair AX

Im building a new LAN PC and wanted to know which is better,

The AX750 is £15 more than the Hale90 and i'm already on a tight budget,

Any help would be appreicated :wahoo:

Also any suggestions for gold rated PSUs would be helpful

P.S. Are gold rated PSU good in the long run,my PC will be on for around 6 hours a day,so is it worth the extra cost or should I just go for a bronze rated PSU?
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  1. What are your system specs?

    If you are looking to save money then I don't think that the AX series is worth £15 more.
  2. CPU i5-3570K @ 4.5Ghz
    CPU Cooler Corsair H100
    Motherboard Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe
    Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1866
    Storage Crucial M4 64GB - OS
    Crucial M4 128GB - Storage
    Video Card 660 Ti or 670gtx
    Case BitFenix Prodigy
  3. You don't need a 750W PSU. You might if you were going to SLI in the future, which you obviously aren't with those choices of motherboard and case.

    The Bitfenix Prodigy has a space limit of 16cm for the PSU and any cables coming out of it. So something like the NZXT Hale90 units wouldn't fit without hanging out the back of the case.

    Some decent choices:
    Seasonic G-550 (£76 @ OCUK)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/830688
    160mm deep. Modular.

    SilverStone Strider Plus 500W SST-ST50F-P (£59 @ OCUK)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/590443
    140mm deep. Modular.

    Cooler Master Silent Pro M600 (£65 @ OCUK)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/342995
    150mm deep. Modular.

    FSP Aurum 500 (£60 @ Amazon)
    http://skinflint.co.uk/614775
    140mm deep.

    SilverStone have recently announced Strider Gold 550W and 650W units, which are 140mm deep and modular, however they were only very recently added to their website, so it might take a while for them to become available to purchase in the UK.
  4. Thanks for the advice,I think I'm probaly gonna go for the FSP Fortron,

    Also if the Hale90did fit I would've gone for the 650w version :wahoo:
  5. 160mm long PSUs with typical modular connectors will fit in the Prodigy

    there are a few that will fit

    the hale90 is 150mm long it will fit

    the lepa g650 is exactly 160mm long which will also fit

    http://skinflint.co.uk/826166
  6. obsidian86 said:
    160mm long PSUs with typical modular connectors will fit in the Prodigy

    there are a few that will fit

    the hale90 is 150mm long it will fit

    the lepa g650 is exactly 160mm long which will also fit

    http://skinflint.co.uk/826166


    Thanks for the advice :)
  7. obsidian86 said:
    160mm long PSUs with typical modular connectors will fit in the Prodigy

    there are a few that will fit

    the hale90 is 150mm long it will fit

    the lepa g650 is exactly 160mm long which will also fit

    http://skinflint.co.uk/826166

    I know that the 750-1000W NZXT Hale90s are 180mm long. I can't find anywhere which mentions the length of the 550 and 650W versions, but it looks to me like they use the same case, so I assume they are 180mm long as well.

    Apparently it used to be the case that Pixmania sold PSUs to UK buyers, with European power cords. If this is still the case and you do buy the Lepa G650-MAS then you will need a UK power cord to use, or buy one.
  8. Silvune said:
    I know that the 750-1000W NZXT Hale90s are 180mm long. I can't find anywhere which mentions the length of the 550 and 650W versions, but it looks to me like they use the same case, so I assume they are 180mm long as well.

    Apparently it used to be the case that Pixmania sold PSUs to UK buyers, with European power cords. If this is still the case and you do buy the Lepa G650-MAS then you will need a UK power cord to use, or buy one.


    the superflower 650 version is 160 long i dont think nzxt changed the case for that
  9. The product page for the Golden Green SF-650P14XE says that its dimensions are "150 x 85 x 180 mm":
    http://www.super-flower.de/index.php?id=94
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