The new V Series PSUs won’t be available till October, but we can tell you that the V550W, V650W and the V750W unit, which is the one we tested today, will be priced at £89.99, £99.99 and £109.99 respectively. I think this price is about 10% too high compared to the competition, but I expect retailers will address this with a slightly lower price, so I’ll reserve that judgement in my conclusion until they’re in stock at retailers.
The V Series is certainly a welcome addition to the Cooler Master range. Their build quality is certainly worthy of an award and the 3D Circuit design has made a huge impact on the cooling performance of the unit. The Cooler Master Silencio fan is certainly one of the of the better quality fans we’ve seen in a PSU and while it is rated for up to 2500RPM, it didn’t even get past 600RPM, meaning it was virtually silent. The internal layout benefits the free flow of air and passive cooling of the components, so the fan barely had to do any work and that means you get a cool and quiet PSU, which is pretty much what you would want anyway.
100% Japanese capacitors is a claim that’s often thrown around, but it’s clear that with the use of the best quality capacitors in this unit, there’s a clear performance improvement and we were able to run way past that 750W rating before the OPP kicked in, which is reassuring as your PC is less likely to simply shut down when the going gets tough.
Voltage regulation was very good overall, averaging out with a very small deviance across the load range. There was a slight droop at 100%, but it’s unlikely you’ll have any issues as it’s still within a safe margin, of course, it would still be even better to have a tighter voltage regulation at this load level, but it’s still good overall.
The ripple performance isn’t as good as some other units in this price range, or at this wattage, but given that there’s a maximum limit before a PSU is classed as “bad” in terms of how much ripple suppression, the V750 is still very well within that margin; some other units are very-very good, this one is just very good, hardly a bad thing really.
The flat and fully modular cables are a welcome bonus too, as they make cable routing and management very easy. There’s a good range of connectors too, so you should no issues getting everything hooked up in a mid-tower or full tower system. The compact size of the PSU also makes it compatible with a lot of mini-ITX chassis where space is critical.
- Good voltage regulation
- Flat cables
- Fully modular
- Virtually silent performance
- Exceptional OPP
- High-quality components
- Rock solid build quality
- Minor voltage droop at 100% load
- Higher ripple than some competitors, but still well within good tolerance
“The Cooler Master V750 offers great performance and efficiency for any mid-to-high end system. If you’re looking for a compact ATX PSU with virtually silent cooling and fully modular cables, this one should be at the top of your shopping list.”
Thank you Cooler Master for providing this review sample.