The new NZXT HALE90-850-M comes to compete directly with the OCZ Z Series 850 W: both are 80 Plus Gold models, have a modular cabling system, and a single +12 V rail. The HALE90-850-M has as big advantage its price, currently being USD 15 cheaper than this model from OCZ (USD 180 vs. USD 195).
In our tests both presented comparable performance in all the main aspects we analyze (efficiency, voltage regulation, and electrical noise).
As for the cable configuration, the NZXT HALE90-850-M comes with two additional video card power connectors, allowing you to install up to three high-end video cards at the same time without using adapters, and more peripheral power connectors (nine vs. three). But the OCZ Z Series 850 W comes with a total of 12 SATA power connectors, against 10 on the HALE90-850-M.
Therefore, the NZXT HALE90-850-M shows up as a serious contender to the OCZ Z Series 850 W: you will get comparable performance and more power connectors at a lower price. Sweet.
If you are looking for a high-efficiency 850 W power supply for your high-end PC, you will be very pleased with the new NZXT HALE90-850-M.