NZXT Hale 90 V2 1000 Watt Power Supply
Internals & Testing
When I saw the NZXT Hale 90 V2 1000 watt power supply at CES, one of the internal features that they were showing was the fact that the internal components had been arranged in a manner that maximized airflow inside. As you can see there are no components that run perpendicular to the sides of the case. They all run parallel. This helps eliminate hot spots internally.
Before we go into testing, Modders Inc. has very limited testing equipment. We cannot load test nor do we have the ability at this time to measure ripple. This test is a basic voltage test using the Thermal Take Dr. Power II.
The first voltage test is the 24 pin motherboard cable. All voltages are reporting correctly, except for the 3.3v. I thought this might be because I am using an older UPS for the supply so I plugged in a line conditioner and got the same result. When I did real world voltage testing through the BIOS 3.3v was reported. 12.2 v is being measured on the PCI-E connectors in the second picture.
Next up we measured voltage on the 12v CPU connector and it measured out at 12.2v. The SATA connector measured correctly at 5.0v, 12.1v and 3.3v. I am not sure why we got a 3.3v reading here but not when we tested the 24-pin cable.
Finally, I measured voltage on the Molex connectors and the measurements were 5.0v and 12.1v and all within spec.