SUPPLIED BY: NZXT
PRODUCT: NZXT E500 500W
PROD LINK: E500 Product Page
PRICE: $119.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at time of testing!
|NZXT E500 500W – Overshoot Transient Tests|
|VSB On||VSB to Full, 12V||Off to Full, 12V|
Recent Seasonic based units haven’t been looking all that great on these tests, and this is the case here again today. The 5V standby rail looks as good as it ever gets, but the 12V side of things is still looking pretty staggered. I’ll have to ditch that half of the S&C point later.
For now, we’ll run the hot tests. This unit is far too small to get the load tester very warm at all, so we’ll likely need to be content with whatever temperature we can get this thing up to.
|NZXT E500 500W – Hot Load Tests|
|Test #||+3.3V||+5V||+12V||DC Watts/
|Progressive Load Tests|
Even so, we did get close to the forty degree mark with no issues at all. Once more, the unit has no trouble hitting the Gold mark.
And just like other units based on Seasonic platforms, it has decided to improve on the cold tests when it comes to regulation. Now, I have improvements on both minor rails to 0.39% and 0.20% while the 12V rail stays the same at 0.33%. Now, our average is 0.31%, even more mythic than before.
Sadly, the ability to adjust the fan’s behavior remains as it was with the 850W. You can make the fan turn on sooner, but not later. And you can’t make it run any slower than it was here when the heat really built up. Adding heat makes it always want to go to 100% fan at full gallop.
|NZXT E500 500W – Oscilloscope|
Now, a look at the scope shots. Thanks in part to the in cable capacitors, we have some good looking waveforms here. 25mV on the 12V side of things, 5.5mV for the 5V output, and 8mV for the 3.3V output means we are looking at excellence all the way down the line.
Let’s take it apart and look at the innards.