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Cooler Master Power Supply Units Review: Is One Number Important?

Started by: beenthere | Date 09/28/12 11:50:51 AM
Comments: 5 | Last Comment:  10/01/12 11:11:10 AM

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Many brands that sub-contract their products like Cooler Master, Corsair, OCZ, and many more, sell mediocre products that are usually not great value or quality. If you want a quality PSU buy a Seasonic where you get excellent performance, quality, price and warranty. Why pay more and get less with a re-seller?
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Some of the Corsair units are made by SeaSonic. If you can get those on sale, they are cheaper (like Gold AX series). I agree though SeaSonic makes solid PSUs. If I needed a 1000W, I'd get the Seasonic Platinum 1000W with 2% voltage regulation and hybrid fan technology, not this Cooler Master unit.
0 2 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 10/01/12 11:07:27 AM]
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Group regulation in 1000W PSU is just awful.

M2 1000W looks like it could work, if very cheap. But then again, if you need 1000W, you can probably afford better PSU than that, like, say, Seasonic Platinum 1000W or XFX version of it. Or new HX1050 Gold.
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I wonder how many people are going to go for a 1000W supply in the first place. It may be technically interesting to examine these behemoths, but many more readers would be served by comparisons of 650-750W units. Personally, I think the high-power PC market is so close to dead that no manufacturer can really make money on it. I'm not saying that nobody at all will need or buy these; just that the number of sales will be miniscule.
2 0 [Posted by: Papoulka  | Date: 09/30/12 09:10:10 PM]
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There is still 1 huge advantage for a 1000W unit such as Seasonic. Under 450W, the fan doesn't turn on and under 725W, it's virtually silent:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/a...ctive-pfc-f3_5.html#sect1

Also, if you ever do decide to get dual-GPUs and overclock your Core i7, you'll be drawing > 500W at load. 750-850W units would be enough though, but none of those units would be as quiet.

I agree that more PSUs in the 450-850W range should be tested.
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