NZXT Enters PSU Market with E-Series ATX Power Supplies Featuring Built-In Monitoringby Anton Shilov on July 17, 2018 12:00 PM EST
NZXT has been expanding at a quite rapid pace in the recent years. Back in 2017 the company introduced its first motherboard, but ceased to offer PSUs. This month it is re-launching its first new PSUs in years. The NZXT E-series power supplies are made by Seasonic and support active monitoring of power consumption across the 12 V rail as well as temperature, which are their key features.
UPDATE 7/18: As it appears, NZXT used to sell PSUs from 2010 to 2016, but then ceased to offer power supplies. Therefore, the company is now re-entering this market.
The NZXT E-series PSUs are based on Seasonic’s Focus+ Gold platform featuring the PMBus architecture. The lineup includes three modular power supplies compliant with the latest ATX specification and rated for 500, 650, and 850-Watt output. Just like many other advanced PSUs, the new NZXT power suppliers use Japanese capacitors that can handle temperatures of up to 105°C as well as support overcurrent protection for the 12 V rail. Furthermore, the new PSUs also carry the 80 Plus Gold badge.
One of the key selling points of the NZXT E-series PSUs is built-in wattage monitoring for the 12 V rail. The monitoring is handled by the company’s CAM software, which works only with Windows 10 operating system. In addition to monitoring power consumption, the CAM application can also manage rotating speed of fans and activate Silent, Performance, or Fixed preset modes.
|NZXT E-Series PSUs Output Specifications|
|500 W||650 W||850W|
|+3.3V||20 A||100 W||20 A||100 W||20 A||100 W|
|+5V||20 A||20 A||20 A|
|+12V||41 A||492 W||54 A||648 W||70 A||840 W|
|-12V||0.3 A||3.6 W||0.3 A||3.6 W||0.3 A||3.6 W|
|+5Vsb||3 A||15 W||3 A||15 W||3 A||15 W|
|Total Power||500 W||650 W||850 W|
NZXT’s E-series PSUs are now available from the company’s website in the U.S. NZXT’s partners on Europe and other countries will start selling the new power supplies starting in late July. As for pricing, the most affordable NZXT E500 PSU costs $125, whereas the most powerful model rated for 850W is available for $150. Meanwhile the 650-W model is priced at $135. All the new PSUs are backed with a 10-year warranty (just like Seasonic’s Focus+ Gold), which is a rare feature for relatively inexpensive power supplies.
|NZXT E-Series PSUs Connectivity Specifications|
|Connector type||500 W||650 W||850 W|
|ATX 24 Pin||1|
|EPS 4+4 Pin||1||2|
|EPS 8 Pin||-|
|PCIe 6+2 Pin||2||4|