Cooler Master Real Power Pro M700 700w Modular PSU

Conclusion

Conclusion
 
As expected from the Real Power Pro series, the M700 both looks stunning with its glossy black painted finish and has a tip-top modular connector system with a nice big bundle of modular cables. The unit is also extremely well packaged to prevent any damage during transit and comes with a few small Cooler Master branded goodies which give you the feeling that you've bought something rather special.
 
While the internal components and layout of the Real Power Pro M700 may be significantly different from its M850 and M1000 counterparts, the unit still performed reasonably well and managed to keep all rails well within ATX specifications even when pushed slightly over 700w load. At low to medium load levels the efficiency of the unit was extremely good - hitting 86% at some points. However, I can't help but feel disappointed that the M700 was unable to hold this high level of efficiency at full load, instead falling down to a rather average 81%.
 
Pricing of the unit is actually quite reasonable with the M700 coming in at around £80-85 over at Yoyotech and Scan. This is up to £15 cheaper than comparable PSU's with similar performance, and should certainly earn the M700 a place on your shopping list if you're looking for a reasonable modular PSU on a tight budget.
 
 
The Good
• Decent modular connector system.
• High efficiency at medium load levels.
• Good looks with a glossy paint job.
• Big bundle of fully sleeved modular cables.
• Competitive pricing.
 
The Mediocre
• Efficiency goes down hill at high loads.
• Slightly higher noise levels than the M850 due to the smaller 120mm (vs 135mm) fan.
• Fairly solid voltage output.
 
The Bad
• Zilch!
 
 
Overclock3D Value For Money Award
 
 
Thanks to Cooler Master for providing the M700 for review. Discuss this review in our forums.
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Most Recent Comments

16-04-2008, 09:12:44

JN
"After being impressed by Cooler Master's M1000 1kw unit, we revisit it once more, but this time in 700w format."

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...213458128s.jpg

Cooler Master Real Power Pro M700 PSU Review

16-04-2008, 09:55:07

Hassan
CoolerMaster are good @ delivering good service and man am I impressed with my CoolerMaster M1000 although I don't really need all that power

16-04-2008, 10:34:21

Breamy
i have this psu, im very very impressed by it, tis great, one of best purchases ive made for my system

16-04-2008, 11:33:23

ionicle
just another reason for ultra to sue

but yea, good review

always a nice read

16-04-2008, 12:25:25

Bungral
Yeah nice review Jim... I'm hoping to get my hands on one of these sometime soon. Should be good.

16-04-2008, 14:36:43

Mr. Smith
Looks bad to me.

Volts on the rails dropped considerably @ 716w load... What if someone actually tried 1000w?

Cheap though...

16-04-2008, 15:01:57

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
Looks bad to me.

Volts on the rails dropped considerably @ 716w load... What if someone actually tried 1000w?

Cheap though...
Then it'd die because it's only a 700w unit with ~800w peak

16-04-2008, 18:39:37

Mr. Smith
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Jim'
Then it'd die because it's only a 700w unit with ~800w peak
LOL - I skimmed it, saw 1000w, saw that and thought wtf. 'We were impressed by the 1000w...'

Doh.

In that case it's not bad for the price/perf

07-06-2008, 08:27:07

gotmaxpower
This is planned for my rig, seems like a steal at 75 quid!

08-06-2008, 12:23:56

Bungral
I'm using one now... Have had no issues
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