Cooler Master Real Power Pro M700 700w Modular PSU
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
. 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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