Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1000W PSU review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/05/2012 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
So Cooler Master introduces the new Silent Pro M2 series with an 80+ Silver certification, tested by the 80PLUS organization (the people that certify and test efficiency).
I do need to be a little more specific though, the 850W and 1000W versions are 80 PLUS Silver certified, while the other models stick to 80 PLUS Bronze. But what does such a certification entail?
Well, we have bronze, silver, gold, and platinum certifications. A PSU that is certified 80 PLUS Gold or 80 PLUS Platinum is more efficient than a normal unit. Below youll find a table that shows what efficiency levels a PSU has to achieve at a given load to make the grade for a specific certification level.
|Efficiency at 20% Load||Efficiency at 50% Load||Efficiency at 100% Load|
|80 PLUS Bronze||82%||85%||82%|
|80 PLUS Silver||85%||88%||85%|
|80 PLUS Gold||87%||90%||87%|
|80 PLUS Platinum||90%||92%||89%|
The CM Silent Pro M2 1000W power supply is certified by the 80PLUS organization to deliver an 88% energy efficiency at 50% load (which equals a 'Silver' label) and also complies with the ERP (Energy Related Product) directive to ensure less than 1W of power is used in passive standby and off modes.
But let's have a peek at some of the specifications and features.
|Type||ATX 12V V2.3|
|Dimension (W / H / D)||150 x 180 x 86mm|
|Input Voltage||90-264Vac (Auto Range)|
|Input Current||6 - 12A|
|Input Frequency Range||47 - 63Hz|
|PFC||Active PFC (>0.9)|
|Power Good Signal||100-500ms|
|Hold Up Time||>17ms|
|Operation Temperature||0-40°C(Nominal Input Voltage)|
|Fan||Silent HDB 135mm|
|Certifications||TUV / CE / UL / FCC / BSMI / GOST / C-tick / KC / CCC|
|Connector||M/B 24 Pin Connector x 1|
CPU 8 Pin x 2
PCI-E 8 Pin x 3
PCI-E 6+2 Pin x 3
SATA x 12
4 Pin Peripheral x 5
4 Pin Floppy x 1
All the Cooler Master power supplies in this series are equipped with modular cables and feature a massive single 12V high-capacity rail, which is able to provide 80A of current on this 1000W Model. Good to know by the way is that the PSU comes with a good six PCI-e 6+2 pin connectors for graphics cards.
Copper-Aluminum Heat Sink
This slick CM design incorporates an expansive flat surface area for superior heat conductivity out to the aero-dynamic fins, therefore removing heat at an unprecedented rate.
135 mm Hydraulic Dynamic Bearing Fan for quieter operation
Single 12V Power Rail
Single 12 V Power Rail Tackling challenges from the most power-intensive peripherals head on, this solitary 12 V power rail provides ample power and strong resistance to any overloading up to 80A.
Neatly arranged connectors on the rear plate connect to flat internal cabling improve installment facility while allowing for greater airflow through the PSU.
Proficiently prepared to provide a stable power source and connectors for the latest ATX 12V v2.3 Intel processors.
Eco-friendly design: Erp Lot6 Ready!
A maximum 5Vsb current draw target in S5 off-mode of 0.1A for its motherboards and needed to ensure the system will consume < 1W in its off-mode
- Multiple updated connectors for all types of interfaces (PCIe, SATA etc.)
- Double-Layer EMI Filter Dual protection from electromagnetic interference.
- Multiple Protection Design (OVP/UVP/OPP/OTP/SCP)
- High reliability with an MBTF of at least 100,000 hours of use.
- Five Year Warranty.
The M2 series comes with a 5 year warranty, that's good to know.
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