Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 1000w Modular PSU



The Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 is an extremely well rounded unit that combines all the features we loved from Coolermaster's previous iGreen series including high efficiency, quiet operation and a sexy electroplated exterior along with a beefy 1000w of raw and stable power.

Coolermaster have also managed to avoid any potential issues in the modular connector design by using a combination of PCI-E and homebrew connector types, along with hard-wiring the most important cables (ATX and EPS-12v) to the unit for optimal stability.

Being 180mm in length, the M1000 will also fit a much wider range of cases than some of the other 1kw+ units on the market, and despite having a rather cramped interior, the temperature and load testing results show no sign of any problems.

With prices around £180 (at time of review) over at YoYoTech and Scan, the M1000 is extremely good value when compared to many of the other modular 1000w units in its class. It is also worth mentioning that Coolermaster also manufacture the Real Power Pro in lower wattage units starting at 520w and going up to 850w - for those of us who don't need a full 1kw of power.

The Good
• Extremely stable voltage regulation.
• Decent 83% efficiency.
• Sexy electroplated finish.
• Silent operation thanks to a 135mm fan.
• Extremely well packaged.
• Sturdy modular connector system.
• Competitive pricing.

The Mediocre
• Fairly cool operation for a 1000w unit.
• No power switch at the rear of the unit.

The Bad
• Nothing to report.

Editors Choice Award

Thanks to Coolermaster for making this review possible. Discuss this review in our forums.
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Most Recent Comments

16-10-2007, 06:08:24

"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."

Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 ReviewQuote

16-10-2007, 08:16:34

Quality review

Liking the inclusing of temp recording.

Seems a top piece of kit.Quote

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 Quote

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