Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200w

9 Overall Score

5 Year Warranty, Modular Cabling, 80 PLUS Gold Efficiency Rating, All 105C Rated Japanese Capacitors, Excellent 3.3v and 5v Regulation

Fixed and Modular Cables Do Not Match, Fan Is Not 'Silent' Under High Load, Some Teapo Brand Taiwanese Capacitors, Some Units May Not Reach 80 PLUS Gold Standards

Over six years ago, the 80 PLUS initiative began. Under this program, PSUs can be certified to run at 80% (or better) efficiency under a variety of loads. Since the program began, PSUs have advanced considerably in efficiency because manufacturers have been scrambling to produce products that are more energy efficient than their competitor’s products. In 2008, the 80 PLUS initiative added three new levels of certification- Bronze, Silver, and Gold. In the last year or so, Bronze certified products have become somewhat common, but up until very recently, Silver and Gold products have been nearly absent. A shame too, since we’ve been itching to test one. Lo and behold, the Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200w shows up on our doorstep. Excellent.


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