Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 1000w Modular PSU

Packaging & Appearance

Packaging

There's no doubt that Coolermaster have aimed the M1000 at the high-end of the market, and the packaging certainly reinforces this. Using an over-sized, double-walled cardboard box with a simplistic black, white and grey colour scheme finished off with a gradient honeycomb effect, the M1000 outer-box looks as professional as the "Real Power Pro" name suggests.

Cooler Master Real Power Pro M1000 Box Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 Box

Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 Box Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 Box

In keeping with the simplistic stying, Coolermaster have also held back on the amount of information and specifications available on the packaging. At the front of the box you will only find a picture of the unit along with the CoolerMaster logo and name of the PSU. Moving around to the sides of the box doesn't let out much more information either, with only four simple logo's that represent: high efficiency, a 3yr guarantee, ultra silent operation and six +12v rails.

The back of the box is where specification junkies will get their fix, with Coolermaster printing many of the same specification tables found on their website (and page #1 of this review). Also included is a table that lists the modular cables provided with the M1000 along with a description of what cables are hard-wired into the unit.

Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 Box Inside Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 Contents

To ensure that the M1000 arrives in tip-top condition, Coolermaster have gone to the trouble of placing 1" thick padding around the edge of the box along with a divider down the centre to keep the PSU seperate from any stray accessories. The PSU is also protected from scuffs and scratches by a clear plastic bag. Coolermaster have actually included quite a few extra's in with the M1000, so lets see exactly whats in the box:

• Coolermaster bottle opener on keychain.
• Coolermaster adhesive case badge.
• Velcro bag for storing modular cables.
• Black ATX case screws.
• Manual.
• UK power cord.

Overall, top marks to Coolermaster for going the extra mile with both the packaging and contents.


Appearance

Coolermaster have pushed out the boat once again by giving the M1000 the same gunmetal coloured Electroplated finish as their iGreen series. Personally I'm a sucker for this type of finish as it produces a hard-wearing, mirror-like surface that's almost comparable to a high-quality paintjob. I only wish they'd included some kind of cleaning cloth in with the accessories as the finish is very good at picking up fingerprints.

Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 Bottom Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 Back

Coolermaster have made full use of the underside of the M1000 by fitting it with 135mm fan complete with an electroplated fan grill. Many manufacturers are opting for 135mm fans recently as these offer a slightly better noise-airflow ratio and have the added advantage of providing edge-to-edge cooling of the PSU internals.

The back of the unit is vented with a honeycomb mesh design that allows the heat dissipated by the 135mm fan to exit the back of a PC case freely. Also found at the back of the unit is an LED status indicator that changes from red to green when the PSU is powered on. Oddly, Coolermaster have opted not to place a power switch on the unit, making it quite awkward to perform a complete power-down of your PC.

Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 Front Coolermaster Real Power Pro M1000 Side

Around the front of the unit we can see the M1000's modular system with a total of 10 connectors. Four of these connectors are in PCI-E 6-Pin and 8-Pin format, with the remaining six connectors using Coolermaster's own plug design. Just below the modular interface is a small grill that spans the length of the unit, providing additional cooling to some of the components contained within.

Much to my disappointment Coolermaster have placed a specification sticker on both sides of the unit, covering over a large portion of the gorgeous electroplated finish. A much better location for the sticker would be on the top of the unit as seen on many of PC Power & Cooling's units.
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Most Recent Comments

16-10-2007, 08:16:34

Bungral
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

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?Quote

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 reviewQuote

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.Quote
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