Legit Power Supply Reviews
Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1500W PSU Review
|Date:||Mon, Oct 01, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Emmanouil Filladitakis -|
Cooler Master’s most powerful unit not only is a behemoth in terms of power but in terms of physical size as well. The black chassis measures 220mm deep, much longer than what the standard ATX design guide dictates, without counting the extra depth required by the cables and connectors. Without a doubt, this power supply requires an equally large case with plenty of room for a large power supply. The 135mm fan is covered by a round grill with dual support braces.
The sides of the power supply are covered by a plain black sticker with only the series logo and power output of the unit printed on it.
As usual, the sticker with the detailed electrical specifications of the power supply can be found at the top side of the power supply. This sticker will only be visible if the case has the power supply compartment situated below the motherboard tray and uncovered.
The partially modular Silent Pro M2 1500W unit has plenty of connectors hardwired to the power supply but there are also eight modular cable connectors, three for the PCIe devices and five for the Molex/SATA connectors. Strangely, considering the massive power output of the unit, the number of SATA/Molex connectors is extremely conservative. The 24-pin ATX connector, the 2 x 4+4 CPU connectors and six PCIe connectors are hardwired, while the modular cables add another six PCIe connectors, 12 SATA connectors, 5 Molex connectors and a single floppy connector.
Naturally, the front side of the Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1500W unit is perforated, with an on/off switch next to the C19 A/C receptacle. There is also a sticker warning the user not to use this power supply if the wall outlet is not specified for 16A @ 125VAC or 10A @ 250VAC. Actually, in a proper electrical installation no irreversible damage would occur if this unit is plugged to an outlet incapable of delivering that much current, only the circuit breaker of the power line would disengage if the system ever came to need more current than what the installation’s line could handle. On the other hand, there are plenty of household and commercial electrical installations which do not adhere to safety standards; therefore Cooler Master rightfully covered their backs in case someone somewhere had the bright idea to use a 50A breaker on a line with 16 AWG wires.
Next Page - A look inside
Page 1 - Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1500W PSU Introduction
Page 2 - Unboxing the power supply
Page 3 - External Design
Page 4 - A look inside
Page 5 - PSU Test Setup
Page 6 - Testing results (Regulation & Ripple)
Page 7 - Testing results (Efficiency, Noise & Thermal)
Page 8 - Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1500W PSU Conclusion