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

And now, for the Torture Test.
The XCPUS PSU Torture Test consists of a 110% load, in a hotter than normal environment, for a duration of one hour. At the end of the hour, we measure the temperatures and voltages.

The Results:

Torture – 3.3v 5v 12v

The result? PASS! Despite an intake temperature of 38.2C, the unit managed to keep the exhaust temperature to a moderate 53.3C. Keep in mind that at this power output level, the unit’s fan was turning at a high RPM- and hardly worthy of the name “Silent Pro.” This problem was not present during the normal testing.

Conclusion:

The Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200w is a worthy PSU. Only a few minor things keep it from being a truly great unit. It seems that there is, on average, one small flaw in every aspect of this unit. The efficiency is great, don’t get us wrong, but at least on our unit, not 80 PLUS Gold-worthy. The modular cabling can also be useful, but the large amount of fixed cables and mismatched modular cables are a curious choice on Cooler Master’s part. The voltage regulation and ripple are acceptable, but the 12v rail could use slight improvement on both fronts. And those two pesky Teapo capacitors keep it from being a 100% Japanese Capacitor unit.
Overall, the Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200w is a great choice if you are in the market for a very powerful PSU. It has it’s flaws, but nothing that is going to cause trouble. If these small issues were corrected, this would be the ideal PSU. Perhaps Cooler Master will iron out these issues in the next revision of the unit. In the mean time, do not hesitate to pick up this unit, as its robust design and materials should serve for years without trouble.

Pros-

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

Cons-

  • 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

 

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