[ad#review953-top]Suburban Los Angeles-based NZXT is well-known for its stunning chassis designs. NZXT recently entered the power supply market as well. The company sent to ThinkComputers its Performance Power 800W unit, a contender in the mid-range market. However, even though it lacks the de facto standard 80% efficiency and any semblance of a warranty, will the PP800 still prove its worth? Find out in this review.
– SLI-ready Certified Power Supply
– Complying with Intel ATX / BTX Standard
– Gold-Coated Connectors
– Output Over / Under / Short / Overload Protection
– 78% Efficiency at load
– Smooth black matte finish
– Industry Standard ATX V2.91
– Low Noise 80mm and 120mm Fan
– Four +12V Rails
– PCI-E 6/8pin, SATA, EPS12V Ready
Maximum Power: 800W
Fans: 120mm Fan @ 1900 RPM
DIMENSION: 140 X 140 X 25 mm
AIR FLOW: 82 CFM
Main Connector: 20 + 4 Pin2
Dual +12V: QUAD 12V RAIL-DESIGN
PCI-E Connector: 2 x 6 Pin, 2x 6+2Pin Cross Fire Ready.
SLI Support: Yes
Efficiency: Up to 85%
Power Good Signal: 100 < 500 ms
Hold-up Time: 16ms min.
Over Voltage Protection: Yes
Overload Protection: Yes
Input Voltage: 115 < 230 V
Input Frequency Range: 47 < 63 Hz
Input Current: 13A @ 115V, 7A @ 230V
Output: +3.3@35A,+5V@48A,+12V1@18A,+12V2@18A,+12V3@20A,+ 12V4@22A,-12V@0.5A, 5VSB@2.2A
MTBF: >100,000 hours
The PP800 packaging is a typical PSU box: drab colors with a picture of the unit on the exterior. The box details some of the above features and bears standout labels which inform a potential buyer that the unit is SATA ready, PCI-Express ready, and compatible with both AMD and Intel motherboards since it adheres to the ATX industry standard.
The unit is shipped inside a bubble wrap envelope to protect it from damage while shipping. Perhaps one of the most notable things missing from the packaging is a manual. A power cable is included, though.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.