NZXT announces new E series PSUs with on-board monitoring
Supplying power to your desktop PC just got a little bit smarter.
NZXT announced a new partnership with Seasonic, which saw the launch of the new E Series lineup of PSUs. The new family contains 500W, 600W, and 850W models, and are all 80 PLUS Gold certified. Interestingly, the PSU has always been a critical component in any desktop PC, but is usually forgotten about after installation. The PSU can usually last through multiple builds, but is never directly controlled or monitored. NZXT and Seasonic wish to change this.
How it works is by using a digital signal processor (DSP) to provide real-time wattage indicators for all three 12V rails, as well as uptime and internal temperature readings. Supplied power to CPU and GPU can also be monitored. Everything is handled within CAM, available for Windows 10. The two parties also included independent over-current protection, which is handy for keeping valuable components hooked up to the PSU safe. The new E Series PSUs come rocking some unique features:
- Active monitoring of 12V, 5V, and 3.3V rails.
- Total power-on time tracking enabled using the embedded real-time clock (RTC).
- Digital multi-rail over-current protection (OCP) for all three 12V outputs, with adjustable thresholds for the 12V CPU (4+4 pin) and GPU (6+2 pin PCIe) connections.
The components are also backed by a massive 10-year warranty with service and support from NZXT. Seasonic is a solid manufacturer of PSUs, but it's just that added peace of mind to know if anything should go wrong, NZXT will be around to help. Pricing starts at $124.99 for the E500W, $139.99 for E650W, and $149.99 for E850W. Available starts right now for the U.S., with the EU and rest of the world to follow later in July.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
Been thinking about a new PSU, these look good. Might go for an 850 once they're available in the UK.
these def look nice
So the parts are from Seasonic? am I reading this right? I am in the market for a new PSU but I was looking to buy Seasonic and I was also looking for RGB.. I know.. I know... RGB.. I want something with a mild light or RGB.. I just keep reading bad reviews for Thermal Take PSU... but they all have bad reviews, even mobo's….
I've heard bad things about anything Thermaltake. My current PSU is Seasonic but it's 5 years old now, this new one looks good
Seasonic does produce many parts for other OEM's PSUs. Seasonic are amongst the best PSU brands, if not the best brand.