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NZXT HALE82 650W @US$59.99

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October 10, 2012 8:24:01 AM

Is this a good deal? Or should I be looking around for other 80+ Bronze Module PSUs?


NZXT HALE82 HALE82-650-M 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 10, 2012 8:28:49 AM

Personally, I didn't like that brand a year or two ago. They've probably improved, but I'm not familiar with their current models and I'd recommend something else such as this instead:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pc-power--cooling-power-su...

The newegg reviews (however Newegg-y they may be) are also poor on that NZXT PSU. However, the sole 5-star review claims that it is made by Seasonic, so IDK.
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October 10, 2012 9:11:58 AM

Hmm... Alright. But at that price point, what else could I be gunning for? FSP Bronze Raider?
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October 10, 2012 9:25:21 AM

The hive is o.k. what are you planing to use for give me your system specs please
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October 10, 2012 9:26:17 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.88 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($95.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.98 @ Newegg)
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October 10, 2012 10:00:24 AM

That makes sense.. And it doesn't look like I'll run into any problems when I stick a 2nd 670 into it in the future.

Thanks!
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October 10, 2012 10:03:04 AM

Your welcome!And no your confused for two 670s For testing conducted for SLI 670, the resulting system consumption for SLI is 433W of which 293W are attributed to the gpu cards.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-670-2-and-3wa...


If you use this psu calculator considering your components, the result is 664W (overclocked processor & used 680x2 to simulate gpu OC:
http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine


All points out to 750W being more than enough.And 620w not being enough.Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:

GeForce GTX 670 - On your average system the card requires you to have a 500~550 Watt power supply unit.
GeForce GTX 670 2x SLI - On your average system the cards require you to have a 700 Watt power supply unit as minimum.
GeForce GTX 670 3x SLI - On your average system the cards require you to have a 850 Watt power supply unit as minimum.

Remember, if you are going to overclock the GPUs or processor, then we do recommend you purchase something with some more stamina. The minute you touch voltages on the CPU or GPUs, the power draw can rise real fast and extensively. http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_670_2_... get one of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 10, 2012 1:26:19 PM

What are the dangers or downsides to running a 750W PSU for a system that needs only 500W?

Should I play it safe then? And get say a 750 or 800W PSU?

This will be my first time OC-ing a system. I know it's impossible to future proof a system but I'm hoping that this set up will last me 2 years and I'll buy another 670 near the end of its life cycle.
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October 10, 2012 1:51:54 PM

I think the Extreme4 can only take a maximum of 2 GPUs so I won't need higher then say 800W right?
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October 10, 2012 1:56:45 PM

Pika500 said:
What are the dangers or downsides to running a 750W PSU for a system that needs only 500W?

Should I play it safe then? And get say a 750 or 800W PSU?

This will be my first time OC-ing a system. I know it's impossible to future proof a system but I'm hoping that this set up will last me 2 years and I'll buy another 670 near the end of its life cycle.


If you run a power supply far under half load, it increases wear and tear on some components in the PSU (increasing the rate of efficiency and maximum wattage degradation over time significantly) and can increase instability as well as the chances of killing the PSU. Underloading can be almost as dangerous as overloading. However, I wouldn't be worried in your case, you're not underloading it too much. Besides, you're not supposed to run a PSU anywhere near maxed out, it's best to be within the 50-75% range. It's usually not until you get below 30-40% that this is an issue and not until around 20% and lower where it becomes a serious problem.
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October 10, 2012 2:05:33 PM
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October 10, 2012 2:05:40 PM

There is nothing wrong with the OP's choice unless going for SLI and overclocking.

On the premise you want to keep thie psu 3-5 years
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October 10, 2012 2:11:29 PM

spentshells said:
There is nothing wrong with the OP's choice unless going for SLI and overclocking.

On the premise you want to keep thie psu 3-5 years
He says he wants a psu for sli 670 ;) 
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October 10, 2012 2:16:28 PM

Yeap. Planning to SLI sometime in the future.
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October 10, 2012 3:55:28 PM

AND OVERCLOCKING
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October 11, 2012 4:39:35 AM

Haha. Yes. Intend to OC as well. :)  I think I'm going for the rosewill capstone. Price is good and seems like a good product. Thanks for the recommendations! I'd probably have chosen an 80+ Bronze if not for the recc.
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October 11, 2012 4:54:57 AM

No problem your very welcome!
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October 11, 2012 3:47:08 PM

Best answer selected by pika500.
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