The labeling on the chassis and modular ports is very classy and precise. The design of the ports makes it so that the end user will not plug in cables incorrectly. There is even a polite warning letting the end user know to not use any third-party modular cables with the unit. That's a bit unfortunate since many enthusiasts prefer to use single braided custom cables.
The unit carries a sleek matte black finish with two indentation on the side of the unit. It is overall very well ventilated without compromising the rigidity of the chassis. It has all of the ingredients that represent a high-quality build and its simple design reminds us a bit of past Seasonic units we've seen on the test bench.
The NZXT E-series is a very sleek and modern design which focuses more on performance and its software feature bundle. The unit's chassis may appear a bit too understated compared to some of the other offering from NZXT. However, given the feature set and the intention for the unit to fit within the NZXT eco-system, we believe this was the best possible choice for the consumer. Many of NZXT's system chassis use a power supply shroud. This completely eliminates the user from being able to see the PSU itself. The company essentially saved the end user money by focusing on performance and usability as opposed to fancy chassis design and led lighting.
Cable types included are 1x 24-Pin ATX cable (610mm), 2x 4+4pin CPU cables (650mm), 3x 6+2-Pin PCI-E Connectors (675mm+75mm), 6x Molex connections, 8x SATA connections, 1x Mini-USB, and 1x AC power. The cables use a standard high-quality single sleeve and are pitch black with built in capacitors. It's not the fanciest solution, but they are still high-quality cables.
NZXT's E850 is a feature packed unit that is designed to fit inside the CAM software eco-system and fully integrate with the company's other high-quality product lines. NZXT has been building its brand and reputation for years and we are now coming into the golden age of their ingenuity.
NZXT E850 850W Power Supply
10 Year Warranty, Fully Modular
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