Cooler Master V750 Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction


Cooler Master is one of most recognisable and well-respected names in the PC component market. Over the years, Cooler Master has created some of the best power supplies, coolers and chassis around, not forgetting their gaming division CM Storm, which has delivered some very impressive headsets, keyboards, mice and much more too! With all that in mind, I am very excited to see another Cooler Master product in the office today, their brand new V750 power supply, which promises premium performance in a tidy and compact form factor.

“V Series power supplies feature the most stable and efficient power supply unit in its class thanks to exclusive 3D circuit design and Silencio FP technology. The V Series has fully modular flat cables with energy-saving 80PLUS Gold/Platinum ratings all delivered in a compact design smaller than most Power Supply Units (PSUs) in its class. The V series family is available in V550, V650, V750, V850, V1000 and V1200 watt variants perfect for gamers, enthusiasts and even system builders.” – Cooler Master

The V750 uses a unique 3D circuit design, Cooler Master’s own Silencio FP fan technology, fully modular flat cables, 100% Japanese capacitors and much more. The overall quality is reflected in the fact that this tidy, 150 x 140 x 86, form factor still delivers 750W of power at an 80 Plus Gold efficiency

There are three models available, the 550W, 650W and the 750W. We have the 750W at our disposal today, but all models come with 100-240Vac, good active PFC, >100,000 hours MTBF and are backed up by a reassuring 5-year warranty.

The box is very similar to previous Cooler Master designs and features a nice picture of the PSU, as well as a quick run down of the major features; 750W, Japanese Capacitors, 5-year warranty, Silencio fan and 80 Plus Gold.

Around the back, a run-down of the included cables and performance, but we’ll take a closer look at those ourselves in a moment.

In the box, you’ll find a nice cable storage bag, a collection of cable ties, four mounting screws and the mains adaptor.

 

Cooler Master Silencio 352 mATX Mini Tower Review

Introduction


Cooler Master seem to be hitting the market hard with a range of great new products this year, we’ve seen the incredible Aluminium range peripherals get released, while their other gaming peripherals are still winning awards, they launched one of the best new cases of the year with the budget friendly N200, the impressive new HAF chassis models are doing well and their big hitters such as the Cosmos range are going strong, so what else could Cooler Master possibly need to do to improve their position in our minds? How about a new Silencio chassis, maybe that will do it.

I’ve always loved the older Silencio chassis models, they’ve always been well priced, well made and offered a fair few features such as sleek looks, good compatibility along with a little sound proofing and for a mid market chassis, that’s usually more than enough to temp a system builder. The new one looks set to continue that trend by being affordable (around £50), being compact with an mATX form factor, offering noise dampening panels, having two fans included, support for water cooling, large CPU coolers, dual USB 3.0 ports and a built in SD Card reader, which is put simply, impressive for this kind of budget.

All that aside, it doesn’t matter how good the feature list is if the product looks and feels terrible, so lets get right into it and take a much closer look at what Cooler Master have to offer with the Silencio 350.

The box is fairly standard, featuring a nice high contrast image of the front panel and a quick run down of the main specification.

Around the back we have a lot more details on the component compatibility that shows off the HDD support, modular drive bays and max graphics card length, so far so good.

In the box I found a top panel fan cover, handy for those who don’t plan on using a top mounted fan but want a clean look and a little extra sound proofing.

I also found a simple user guide, a handy pile of cable ties, all the required screws and fittings, as well as a few stand-offs and an internal speaker.

Computex: New Cooler Master Chassis On Display

Cooler Master were out in force at this years Computex and they’ve clearly been listening to user feedback because they’ve absolutely nailed what their fans wanted and they’ve got some fantastic looking chassis coming for later this year.

Cosmos SE  almost needs no introduction, the Cosmos II is regarded as one of the greats, one of the biggest, best and dare I say most expensive chassis on the market, but that was it’s problem for most, it was too big and too expensive, we wanted all the looks with less of the price tag. Cooler Master have delivered and this is still a big case, still has room for a huge 360mm rad and multiple graphics cards, but it’s a lot smaller and it even has a large window panel available too.

The Elite 120 was one of my favourite chassis, so much so that I used it to build my HTPC. But while it was a great little chassis, there was some room for improvement (isn’t there always?). The front panel has been redesigned and it’s been given a little bit of style nip and tuck. It may be small but it can still pack a full size GPU, PSU, ODD, a few hard drives, plenty of cooling and still fits under your TV nicely.

CM 693 (pictured above) is the next model up from the CM 690 II. A stunning curvy mid tower with support for a top mounted 240mm rad in the top and a 12mm in the back, as well as 3 x 200mm fan thought out. Really like the look of that glossy front panel too, smart.

The Silencio 352 is a sleek Micro ATX case, 3 x 3.5″ low down HDD bays to allow room for extended graphics cards, two 120mm front intake fans, 120mm top and 120mm rear.

Really looking forward to getting a closer look at these cases over the next few months and we hope to have then in for review as soon as they are available. Cooler Master have a really solid looking range here and I think CM fans are going to go crazy for these.

Stay tuned to eTeknix for more Computex coverage in our Computex section.

Image(s) courtesy of eTeknix at Computex