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It is hard to come by a power supply that has perfect voltage regulation, high wattage, good efficiency, and a great design. Recently we reviewed a few power supplies, including the Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W PSU and the Seasonic X-Series 660W 100% Modular Power Supply, both 80Plus Gold Certified. The Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W PSU proved to be a great competitor in overall power output offered, but its voltage regulation was a big disappointment, and its 140mm fan was advertised as a quiet fan, but turned out to be quite noisy. Despite the horrific voltage regulation, Thermaltake decided to sell the power supply for well above $300 at the time of reviewing. The Seasonic X-Series 660W power supply, on the other hand, had a quite decent voltage regulation, and most of the time was completely silent due to its fan only turning on when higher wattage requirements are needed. Considering its price, though, we would have liked to see a higher wattage: somewhere in the 800-850W range. Today we are taking a look at another high wattage power supply, the Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W 80 Plus Gold Certified modular power supply.
Cooler Master has been producing a range of cooling products and accessories for the PC enthusiast market for over ten years now. Its main manufacturing plant in Taiwan carries ISO 9001 accreditation that demonstrates a certain commitment to quality, which is seen throughout its product range. Cooler Master has now gone global with two further manufacturing plants in China and offices worldwide. Its product range now includes CPU and chipset coolers, PC enclosures, power supplies, case fans, and accessories that include products from laptop coolers to high performance coolant. Most PC enthusiasts will be aware of Cooler Master's highly regarded PC enclosures - the HAF 932 or CM 690 being two fine examples. However, this time around, OCC will be looking at one of its power supplies, the Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W. This will be the first Cooler Master power supply I have looked at for OCC and if I'm being totally honest, I've always regarded its power supplies as good, but not quite up there with the likes of Corsair, Thermaltake, PC Power & Cooling, and other top brands.
We've been looking at a lot of 80 Plus Gold units lately, haven't we? Today, Coolermaster's getting in on the action with the new Silent Pro Gold series, a line of units that starts at 600 watts and goes all the way up to 1200 watts. I'm going after the big one today, the 1200W model, which is only the second Gold unit this size I've tested. You will recall that the first was the incredible Corsair AX1200 unit. It will be interesting to see how this unit stacks up against that one. But first, you guessed it, we're looking at some box pictures. But not too many, for this box doesn't have a lot to look at. I'll just jump right to the back of the box here. On the left, there is a set of specifications and a simple load table of this unit. There is a table of connectors mixed in there too, which includes a rare "floopy" connector. Let me tell you folks, I don't know what a floopy is, but I'm glad this unit can power one. On the right side of this picture, there are a few fancy diagrams. One shows the fan curve, while the other shows the efficiency curve. That second one seems to imply that this unit will only barely do Gold at 115 volts AC. We'll have to see about that on the next couple of pages. Meantime, let's glue our eyes to the center of the picture, where the box has some marketing to talk about.
Cooling, power, and chassis profferors Cooler Master just launched a new line of high-end power supply, the Silent Pro Gold series. This series is 80PLUS Gold certified and is backed by a five year warranty. It's a hybrid modular unit, meaning that it has some cables built-in while others are modular. This is among the first 80PLUS Gold-certified units ThinkComputers has seen. We recently reviewed the first 80PLUS Gold-certified PSU we'd seen, the Sparkle Gold Class 1250W. 80PLUS Gold means that the unit is at least 90% efficient at 20%, 50%, and 100% load. ThinkComputers has the review. Special thanks to Cooler Master for providing us with the Silent Pro Gold 1200W Power Supply to review. The Silent Pro Gold series comes in a gold and black box. There aren't any pictures of the unit on the outside, but it does very prominently display the 80PLUS Gold logo. On the back of the box, the three patented technologies of the series are highlighted: HTT, Hyper Path, and Hybrid Transformer. More on those later in the review. The box is well-packed with foam and cables. Inside is a folio with some documentation, a modular cable bag, screws, power cable, and the unit itself.
|Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold RS-C00-80GA-D3 ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply - 90% Efficiency - 1.20 kW - Internal - 110 V AC, 220 V AC||$252.99||See it|
|Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold RS-C00-80GA-D3 ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply. 1200W SPG SILENT PRO GOLD SERIES G-PWR. 90% Efficiency - 1.20 kW - Internal - 110 V AC, 220 V AC||$275.26||See it|