It can be difficult to design a power supply from an aesthetics point of view. It is effectively a box and cables. Of course the most important thing is that it performs well, but a pleasing aesthetic and attention to detail for the physical aspect of the unit can help set it apart from its competition.
Looking first from above the HALE82N, the power supply houses a white 120mm intake fan contrasting against its black exterior. Looking deeper inside will show you that it also uses a white PCB. This helps isolate key areas and identify areas in need of attention if you’re a technician, but it also contributes to the white and black contrasting design of the power supply itself.
At the front of the power supply you’ll see all your cabling. All cables are separated and wrapped in mesh. Looking closer, you’ll notice that the exit point for the cables has a plastic grommet covering the edges. This prevents the sharp edging of the power supply cutting into the cables. Looking next to this, you’ll see little slits cut into the front panel of the unit. This will further help with heat dissipation.
Moving onto the side of the power supply, you’re presented with a blank black side with NZXT’s logo stamped into it. The underside of the power supply displays the units advertised wattage, along with an output graph and warnings in a few languages. Many images of conforming standards line the bottom, and finally a sticker with the units model and serial number.
The rear of the unit has your standard power cord input, power switch, and a grated panel allowing air to escape effectively.
To see more in depth coverage of the power supply and what’s in the box, check out our unboxing video:
Jan 30, 2015 0