The NZXT Hale90 V2 1000W looks stylish and unique with the white colour, and certainly not like a typical run-of-the-mill power supply. Frankly, it’s stunningly sleek, so let’s get that mentioned straightaway.
Coated entirely in a matte, lightly textured powdercoat and continuing the straightforward theme from the box and packaging, the Hale90 V2 has a fit and finish that is one of the best we’ve seen.
Along the side and rear edges of the unit is a continual rubber gasket, providing integrated dampening from noise and vibration. It’s a nice design detail, and it also hides the screws underneath, leaving a clean and uncluttered aesthetic on the unit’s exterior.
In addition, this thick strip also makes pulling apart the unit extremely difficult, nearly impossible without trashing the exterior unless you’re very careful.
The rear of the unit has the standard honeycombed venting and on/off rocker switch.
The top of the unit has a standard wire grill, housing the white 135mm fan below.
The front of the unit shows the Hale90 V2 is entirely modular, and there’s a huge number of connectors here. All the connectors are labeled, which can be a help for novice system builders.
The Hale90 V2 1000W has a single +12V rail rated at 83A with 996W available, which is an excellent amount of juice available for power-hungry graphics cards. The secondary rails have 150W available, more than enough for an overclocked CPU, several hard drives, fans, and so forth.
Let’s open up the unit and see what’s inside.