Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 1000w Modular PSU
Published: 16th October 2007 | Source: Coolermaster | Price: ~£180 |Conclusion
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.
• 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.
• Fairly cool operation for a 1000w unit.
• No power switch at the rear of the unit.
• Nothing to report.
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