NZXT Performance Power 800W PSU

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NZXT Performance Power 800W PSU
Closer Look, Features and Specs
Inside the NZXT 800W PSU
Testing the NZXT 800W PSU

Product: NZXT Performance Power 800W PSU
Provided By: NZXT
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Introduction:

Although we've looked at quite a few PSUs from Ultra Products, Zalman, Thermaltake and FSP, today marks the first time we've had an NZXT PSU on the bench.  NZXT has been making PSUs for a while now and they've got a lot of experience in the enthusiast computer industry.  It will be interesting to see what they bring to the table in regards to the NZXT PP800 PSU that we've got today.  This PSU is part of their "Performance Power" series and it comes in 500W, 600W and 800W varieties.  We've got a look at the 800W unit and are going to see how it stacks up on our PSU testing platform.  Keep on reading as we take a look at and tear this unit apart.

 PSU Box
 PSU Box

 

About NZXT:

NXZT is a relatively new company when compared to others like Cooler Master, Zalman and others, so to find out more, we'll take a look at their company profile.

NZXT, a company built upon gamer's dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. Our objective is to provide every gamer with a case that they can identify with. Combining unique design and case performance, consumers will finally be able to find a quality case that will represent their own style and personality.

In the future, NZXT wishes all gamers who desire a personalized case to find it at NZXT. With the unveiling of every product, NZXT improves upon on weaknesses and strives for excellence. Achieving perfection is not an easy task, however, NZXT is determined to meet and surpass consumer expectations.

Our dedicated sales and customer service team will also work diligently to earn your trust and loyalty. All our products are built with high quality material and engineered in the best conditions.

NZXT products are designed and engineered in the United States and manufactured overseas in China and Taiwan.

NZXT was established in 2004 in Los Angeles, California.

 

Like many other companies, ideas are designed and honed here in North America, but cost of production here forces many companies to get their products built overseas.

 

First Impressions:

The PSU comes in a very nice retail package and proudly boasts "Performance, Stability, Silence".  This PSU features up to 85% Power Efficiency rating - meaning that if you're drawing 800W from the wall, the PSU is actually only providing a little better that 680W to your system.  This is something to keep in mind if you're using a Watt Meter on the input side of things.  With the large main fan pictured in the box art, we hope this PSU is quiet, but only time will tell.

One thing that I'm happy to see is that NZXT has included the important specifications on the outside of the box for the consumer.  The number of rails and amperage on these rails is really handy to know before you buy a PSU.

 PSU Box Specs
PSU Box Specs

 

PSU First Look:

The NZXT PP800 PSU is pretty much a standard ATX PSU that should fit in almost every case that can handle an ATX PSU.  It isn't extra long and it has a nice overall finish.  Right off the bat it's hard to disguise the massive bundle of attached cables however.  This is a non-modular PSU and once again, this will add some extra clutter to your PC.  If you've got a large window, I recommend that you take some time to do proper cable management.

 PSU Profile
PSU Profile
Dual Fans
Dual Fans

 

On the box, NZXT stated that this PSU is to be silent.  I believed that until I discovered that the PP800 uses two fans - a 120mm fan as well as a 80mm fan.  We'll see how that plays out as we go along.

PSU Fan - Outside
PSU Fan - Outside