Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 1000w Modular PSU

Introduction & Specifications

Introduction

Back in June 2006 Coolermaster gave us the opportunity to review one of their first ever PSU's - the iGreen Power 430w. Designed for efficiency and silence along with decent performance, the iGreen Power ticked all the boxes with the OC3D review team and managed to nab our "Editors Choice" award along with our constant recommendation on the Overclock3D Forums.

Since then there has been an undeniable order for higher-wattage PSU's from the PC enthusiast community, with many manufacturers pushing out 800w+ units just to satisfy the demand. Whether or not all this power is required for current PC's is an open debate, but regardless of this; enthusiasts are still choosing the highest wattage units that they can get their hands on to ensure that the PSU is not a weak link in the chain of components while overclocking.

Coolermaster have undoubtedly been monitoring this trend, and as a result have stepped up to the plate with their own range of high-end powerful PSU's labeled as the "Real Power Pro" series. Today we'll be taking a look at the top-end model in the modular section of the range - the M1000.

About Coolermaster

Cooler Master Retail Product Business Unit was founded with the mission to create enjoyment to customers while they build their dream machines.

We Innovate: Innovation lies in the heart of our business model to develop better performance and quality products.
We Care: We believe that technology is to enrich, not to complicate our lives.Therefore, we integrate human interactive function, which allows customers to better understand and control their systems easily.
We Design: Nowadays, product features and specifications are not the only considering factors when customers make the purchasing decisions.We develop the products to touch your heart, to catch your eyes, to characterize your personality, and mostly, to be part of your life.
We Play: Cooler Master products facilitate the perfect creative environment for customers to unleash their imagination by originating their own styles while enjoying the process of being the innovator.

Since its founding in 2001, RP BU has striven to provide innovative computer components.


Specifications

With the PSU industry already full of high wattage PSU's, it will certainly be interesting to see what extra features Coolermaster can bring to the table with their Real Power units. Let's first take a look at the specifications available on their website and product packaging for some clues.

Introduction

The Real Power for the Ultimate High Definition Gaming Experience Unleashed! Ultra-High End Image reality calls for increasing processing power to handle the graphic complexity. Cooler Master's all new Real Power M1000 Modular PSU answers to the call for the most reliable power source to back up the elite technology to deliver excellent performance and superb image quality. Real Power M is specially designed for NVIDIA's next generation High End Graphic Cards. With our six ground-breaking +12V independent output rails for exceptional power distribution, Real Power M reliably powers the cards while you enjoy the out-of-this-world gaming experience.


Features

1.World’s first six +12V rails for better power distribution in Quad-SLI and 2 ways server system
2.Modularized cable design to eliminate clutter and improve airflow inside the chassis.
3.Four 6 pin / Two 8 pin PCI-e connectors offer great future upgradeability
4.Compliance with the newest Intel standard ATX 12V V 2.3
5.Compliance with the newest SSI standard EPS 12V V2.91
6.Ultra-silent operation with intelligent 135mm fan speed control (< 16dBA)
7.Eco-design for energy and money saving by Active PFC.(>0.99)/ high efficiency(>85%)
8.Multiple protection function provides full-scale protection for your components
9.Safety Certification : CE, cUL, TUV, NEMKO, BSMI and FCC

With a total of six +12v rails, a modular cable design, support for the latest 8-Pin PCI-E graphics cards and a 135mm fan, Coolermaster certainly seem to have done their homework and have placed the Real Power Pro M1000 directly besides the likes of Enermax's Galaxy in terms of features.

Coolermaster Real Power M1000 Specs

Dipping into the more advanced specs, we can see that the Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 is capable of providing 1000w continuous power with a max output of 1200w. Impressively, Coolermaster also state that the M1000 has an efficiency level of 85%.

Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 Specs

One thing the Coolermaster website doesn't tell us is the distribution of power among the M1000's rails. However a quick look at the specification sticker on the the side of the PSU shows us that the M1000 has a healthy 40amps available to both it's +3.3v and +5v rails and 18amps to each of its six +12v rails (with a total combined load of 81amps). There's no doubt that this PSU certainly means business, but we'll reserve judgment on it's overall performance until we get a chance to place it under the OC3D load tester on Page 4.
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Most Recent Comments

16-10-2007, 06:08:24

JN
"Coolermaster aren't normally a name we'd associate with high-end PSU's...but all of that is about to change as we review their Real Power Pro 1kw unit."

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...212409106s.jpg

Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 Review

16-10-2007, 08:16:34

Bungral
Quality review

Liking the inclusing of temp recording.

Seems a top piece of kit.

16-10-2007, 08:39:10

WC Annihilus
Personally I would consider no back power switch as a "bad" rather than just "mediocre" cause it's really inconvenient, but meh. Solid review

21-10-2007, 22:54:10

Nagaru
A great review and a solid looking PSU. Just one question why was "Fairly cool operation for a 1000w unit." Listed under mediocre?

22-10-2007, 11:45:12

SuB
hmm i'll be in the market for a new psu soon i think... this has certainly caught my eye!

will have to go through the other PSU reviews though but i do like the look of this

good review

13-12-2007, 11:02:16

barginbin
Im looking for a 1000w PSU so this maybe one to consider although the TT(im goign to get flammed!!) Toughpower looks good and also comes with a 5 year warrenty.

13-12-2007, 11:23:39

Mr. Smith
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Nagaru'
A great review and a solid looking PSU. Just one question why was "Fairly cool operation for a 1000w unit." Listed under mediocre?
Simply because 'fairly cool' means it's alright, OK, nothing out of the ordinary. Mediocre means... OK - Being of no special quality or type: average, common, commonplace etc... Suppose it (mediocre) does carry a bit of a negative connatation... Meh.

Had it been cool/very/exeptionally cool then 'The Good' had it been hot it would have been 'The Bad'.

Edit: imo

13-12-2007, 11:26:58

SBB
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='barginbin'
Im looking for a 1000w PSU so this maybe one to consider although the TT(im goign to get flammed!!) Toughpower looks good and also comes with a 5 year warrenty.
TT toughpowers have seen good reviews whereever i've looked... plus it was used for that 3x 8800 Ultra rig posted in the news, so it's up to anything!

13-12-2007, 12:45:13

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='SBB'
TT toughpowers have seen good reviews whereever i've looked... plus it was used for that 3x 8800 Ultra rig posted in the news, so it's up to anything!
Review of one coming this evening

13-12-2007, 15:10:21

ionicle
w00t!

so we get to find out if it sucks, and how much it sucks

13-12-2007, 15:17:04

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='ionicle'
w00t!

so we get to find out if it sucks, and how much it sucks
Its being proof read at the mo...not long now

13-12-2007, 17:03:02

barginbin
I look forward to this.

13-12-2007, 17:04:13

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='barginbin'
I look forward to this.
Don't look forward, read it now

23-01-2011, 13:28:09

jcfsusmc
I seem to be the first owner of this PSU here. All of the reviewers comments are well founded. All I have are some clarifications for those looking for a 1000w PSU from a well known company.

1. Yes, Coolermaster is new at PSU's, but they sure found the right engineers to get them started in the right direction.

2. There are no plug in add ons. I sort of liked those, but found the old style of everything coming out of one big hole OK because I have a good case that easily stashes the extras out of sight.

3. IMHO, I will clasify the "coolness" as very good. For crying out loud, the bloody thing puts out 1200 peak, 1000 continous watts! Believe me, your cpu and gpu's will get ten times hotter than this PSU!

4. I have had this beauty for several weeks now. I give it an A-. I agree, with the reviewer that it should really have a hard shut off switch.

This PSU should be taken into serious consideration when looking for your next PSU requiring 1000w.

23-01-2011, 13:44:12

AMDFTW
dude dont revive threads that are 4 years old

23-01-2011, 15:37:07

LaurenceGough
Old thread.........

The much newer Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold PSUs are what I consider to be the best PSU series around.

23-01-2011, 17:10:09

Zeals
Really old thread, this is from the days when 83% was amazing >.<

23-01-2011, 17:45:23

Alicarve
I own one lol and had it for about 3 years now but yeah this is old lol
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