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  • Beenthere - Thursday, January 26, 2012 - link

    ...then details like cabling, warranty, customer support should be considered IMO. Reply
  • Alecthar - Thursday, January 26, 2012 - link

    Agreed, though Corsair always loses out (for me at least) on their 650W TX models because they only allow for 2 PCI-E connectors (without adapters). It feels very much like a transparent move to force you up a tier to the 750W supply, or to a more expensive HX unit. It's all the more irritating given that XFX sells a nearly identical supply (same ODM, Seasonic, on the same platform from Seasonic) with the full 4 PCI-E connectors.

    As for being price competitive, given that the NZXT supplies are partially modular, they're more comparable to the TX series "M" semi-modular units, which are priced at a premium. The HALE82 is priced identically to the TX650M, and has a superior cable set, due to the inclusion of 2 more PCI-E connectors. I'd say that on the 650W model, NZXT has one of the more compelling "budget friendly" sem-modular options.
  • nubnubbins - Friday, January 27, 2012 - link

    Exactly. While the Corsair TX V2, Hale82, and Seasonic M12II SS are all the same platform, they have different feature sets. The fact that the Hale82 is modular is a huge difference for many builders and many are willing to pay a premium for the easier cable management and cleaner look it provides..

    The other modular competitors (in terms of quality) at 650w are the Seasonic M12II SS, Enermax Modu82+, Corsair TX-M, and Corsair HX.and the Seasonic M12II SS, Enermax NAXN 82+, and Corsair TX-M at 750w. When you look at the field, the Hale82 comes in cheaper than all of them. To me, that makes it a clear winner.
  • ssj3gohan - Friday, January 27, 2012 - link

    This is like nails on a chalkboard to anyone doing anything with electronics:

    "Given the higher amperage of the A70GL model, this fan might reach higher speeds, e.g. 3000+ RPM."

    It's 'current rating', not 'amperage'.
  • prophet001 - Friday, January 27, 2012 - link

    Not to be a schmuck


    amperage [ˈæmpərɪdʒ]
    (Physics / General Physics) the magnitude of an electric current measured in amperes, esp the rated current of an electrical component or device

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