NZXT Hale82 V2 550W White PSU Review

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Testing results (Efficiency, Noise & Thermal)


The efficiency of the NZXT Hale82 V2 550W power supply is not very high but it does surpass the 80Plus Bronze certification limits. We recorded a maximum efficiency of 87.3% at half load, with a supply voltage of 230V AC. The efficiency drops by about 1.2% when the input voltage is switched to 110V AC.


The noise levels of the NZXT Hale82 V2 550W unit are reasonable. The power supply is very quiet up to 60% load. Beyond 60% load however, the fan of the power supply speeds up and becomes clearly noticeable. Even at maximum load however, it does not becomes overly loud for a mid-range power supply.


Thermally, the NZXT Hale82 V2 550W unit is mediocre. It appears that the company optimized it for low noise operation, sacrificing some thermal performance, as the temperature rise is significant given the power output of the power supply. Still, the chassis of the unit feels warm only after it has been running under heavy load (>80%) for several hours.

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  • Guest

    I don’t agree that it is recommended, not even sure it deserves a pass. For the same price you can get gold more updated units at the same wattage that perform way better (e.g. CM’s V550S). Enough said but thanks for the review tho.

    • Aura

      I don’t think you understand what you’re saying here. The internals of nearly every Corsair PSU, bar the AX series which is made by Seasonic, are nothing better than anything that you would find in a cheap, no-name PSU. Sorry to be blunt but it’s the truth – Corsair power supplies straight up aren’t that good.

      • Mike Hicks

        Not true at all Corsair Ax 1200 watt psu not maid by seasonic at all Maid by flextronics.also CWT SEASONIC and few more.also the corsair Ax 1200 psu is and was best ever psuJohnny.Guru review. Corsair don’t make psu your information is wrong.

      • Koyomi K

        fail and he didn’t even mention corsair. vsm 550 is coolermaster made by enhance.