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NZXT E850 850W Gold Digital ATX Power Supply Review (Page 6)

Shannon Robb | Feb 8, 2020 at 11:55 am CST - 1 min, 44 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: NZXTModel: NP-1PM-E850A-US

CAM Digital Monitoring Software

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Here we have the power tab of CAM, and I must say that this supply can pull way more than we showed previously as you can see the maximum combined power went off the charts to over 1021W. The external meter recorded close to 1100W during this run, which is impressive for an 850W supply. I do like that NZXT lists the power draw of each major component category rail.

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Here we see the power tab when scrolled down, and you can see that there is an "other" group for wattage, which is all the ancillary power draw beyond CPU and GPU.

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Clicking the advanced button on the top of the previous main power tab gives us this screen. Here it shows all the rail amperages for each. The total power draw at that point is also shown in real-time. NZXT even allows you to enable tuning of the OCP for both the CPU and GPU rails.

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Not PSU related necessarily, but since its there, I will show the overclocking tab, which allows you to tune your GPU directly from the CAM App. I have not tested this, as I use other applications for this, such as MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision. Still, it is another option that could eliminate another piece of software.

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Here we see the cooling tab, which allows for the adjustment of the E850's cooling fan. Default it comes with a silent profile that won't even be on until loaded enough to need cooling. Moving to performance allows the fan to spin up higher, which will be a bit noisier in favor of better thermals. Next would be fixed mode, which sets the fan to a higher fixed fan speed (40% default) constant speed. Lastly, we have a custom profile where you can define your fan curve to meet your needs. Clicking the fan icon next to the word fan will open a fan graph where you can determine ramping or fixed speeds of the PSU fan.

Last updated: Feb 9, 2020 at 06:11 am CST

Shannon Robb


Shannon started his PC journey around the age of six in 1989. Now till present day, he has established himself in the overclocking world, spending many years pushing the limits of hardware on LN2. Shannon has worked with design and R&D on various components, including PC systems and chassis, to optimize the layout and performance for enthusiasts.

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