NZXT E650 650W Power Supply

REVIEW INFORMATION
SUPPLIED BY: NZXT
PRODUCT: NZXT E650 650W
PROD LINK: E650 Product Page
PRICE: $148.46 @ NewEgg
Price is at time of testing!

NZXT E650 650W

As we come to the actual product shots, we see that the housing for all three units is identical in nearly every way but the model number and the sticker with the load table.

NZXT E650 650W

There are two fewer connectors on the modular panel of this unit compared to the 850W, but that’s about the biggest difference I can see. The 500W and 650W are identical in this regard.

NZXT E650 650W

Would it surprise you to know that this unit is based on a Seasonic platform? No? You say you already knew that? Well, here’s some more proof. I can already tell it’s from the Seasonic factory from this angle.

NZXT E650 650W

As mentioned, the modular connectors are exactly the same as we saw with the 500W unit. Usually, Seasonic’s own retail offerings come with extra CPU cables at this power level, but it’s not a deal breaker that this one is missing that.

And the CPU cable cannot be jacked into the PCI-e connectors, so that’s another thing we don’t need to worry about.

I still like seeing the warning about using modular cables from other power supplies. Too many people still get confused over that, then wonder why their SSD went up in smoke.

NZXT E650 650W

Naturally, the fan grille is the same one we saw with the other units. Unlikely to help much with noise control, but it does look good despite being about the cheapest way to do a fan grille.

NZXT E650 650W

NZXT E650 – DC Output
DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5VSB
20A 20A 54A 0.3A 3A
Max Power @ 50°C 100W 648W 3.6W 15W
650W

Here’s the load table for this unit, identical to the 500W and 850W models with only the 12V power output being different. Manufacturing gets pretty streamlined when you can just use the same 3.3V/5V voltage regulator module across all units.

NZXT E650 650W

No review would be complete without a few cable pictures, so we’ll start on that now. Yes, there are capacitors in many of these cables.

NZXT E650 650W

Here’s your one CPU cable, along with your one USB cable. These are identical to the 500W cables.

NZXT E650 650W

We the people shall now gaze on we the PCI-e cables. This unit comes with two such cables, identical to the one the 500W unit had. With capacitors, of course.

NZXT E650 650W

This model also doubles up on the number of Molex cables, while thankfully omitting any hint of an old 3.5″ floppy connector.

NZXT E650 650W

Lastly, we get all of two SATA cables, and now I’m going to get myself over to the load tester to get the real numbers done. See you on the next page.

NZXT E650 – Cabling
Type of Cable Length from PSU AWG
Modular Cables
24 pin ATX connector 610 mm 18
4+4 pin CPU 650 mm
6+2 pin PCI-e, 6+2 pin PCI-e 680+80 mm
6+2 pin PCI-e, 6+2 pin PCI-e 680+80 mm
5.25″+5.25″+5.25″ 505+100+100 mm
5.25″+5.25″+5.25″ 505+100+100 mm
SATA+SATA+SATA+SATA 500+100+100+100 mm
SATA+SATA+SATA+SATA 500+100+100+100 mm
Mini USB to motherboard 565 mm N/A
Unit Dimensions (L x W x H)
150 mm x 150 mm x 85 mm