by Rob Williams on September 12, 2006 in Power Supplies
NZXT has impressed us quite a bit with their Lexa and Apollo cases, so we were looking forward to giving their entry into the PSU market a spin! It proves itself to be a supply worthy of your consideration, but is a wee bit overpriced.
The box is what you would expect… simple but colorful. It’s interesting to note the 450W listing on the front, but NZXT does not officially produce them. At least not right now…
Here we see the PSU in all it’s glory. Only a few of the cables are sleeved, but all of them are twisted for better handling. Looks pretty sharp.
This is one glossy unit, and I prove it with a quarter:
When installed, the 120mm fan will be facing towards the inside of your case, sucking air up through, and blowing it out the back. It also glows bright blue when turned on.
Though it is difficult to see in ths picture, this is one clean looking power supply and completely reflective.
Looking at the back we can see all of the goods inside. There is not a fan here to suck air outwards, but instead, the inside is designed to redirect air out once the 120mm fan sucks it in. Seems odd, but it works well.
Here is the 24-Pin motherboard connector in addition to the two PCI-E’s. The motherboard one has a snap-off piece to make it 20-Pin for older motherboards.
Some special cords are here… for use with fans. This is great in case you are using a motherboard that doesn’t have many fan ports, or if you have filled them all up. I haven’t seen this on a PSU before, but it’s welcomed. The downside is that if you won’t be using them, then it just adds to the clutter inside the case.
The rest of the connectors are shown below. Included in this are 4 S-ATA, 6 4-Pin Molex, 2 Floppy and an 8-Pin motherboard (can be broke off to make it a 4-Pin).
Power supply buffs, have no fear. Here are some of the shots of the supplies innards.
On to some testing!