Installation & Testing
Getting the HALE82 V2 in your system should be pretty simple. This is a modular unit so you only use the cables that you need. Although we would suggest connecting the cables before you install the unit in your case. I did have a little problem getting the unit to go into my Cooler Master Cosmos II case. I had to forcefully push it in, which I haven’t had to do with any other unit. Because of this the sides of the unit did get a little scratched up.
We will be testing the HALE82 V2 in our Intel X79 system, which is comprised of the following components.
Processor: Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Pro
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 OC Edition
Memory: 16GB Kingston 10th Anniversary
Power: NZXT HALE82 V2 550W
Storage: 750GB SATA Drive
Cooling: DeepCool Lucifer
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II with 5 fans
We will be using OCCT to test this power supply. Initial spot check on the 3.3V, 5V and 12V rails were 3.31V, 5.12V and 12.1V respectively. We will be running OCCT’s power supply test for 1 hour to stress test the power supply. Below are the results.
All of the rails showed some “ripple” as you can see in the graphs above, but the 5V rail was more solid than the rest. For those wondering the voltage regulation on each of the rails are as follows: 3.3V: 1.51%, 5V: 1.56%, 12V: 1.65%.