Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 23, 2014 - 09:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: PSU, cooler master, Cooler Master V Series, 80 Plus Platinum, 80 Plus Gold, modular psu, 850W, kilowatt, 1200w
The three stars of the Cooler Master V Series, the 850W, 1000W and 1200W are up for review at Legion Hardware. All three have a 135 mm fan for cooling and feature a single +12VDC rail though the amperage differs, 70A, 83A and 100A for the three respectively. The two lower powered PSUs feature a 5 year warranty and are rated 80 Plus Gold while the 1200W carries a Platinum rating and a 7 year warranty. The modular cabling is worth mentioning, it is flat which will allow you to have very clean cabling in your machine and may tip the scales towards this series if you like to keep your case clean looking.
"Finally, we have been very pleased with the Cooler Master V series, and believe that they would make a fine addition to any high-end gaming system. Enthusiasts will be able to invest their hard earned cash in a V Series power supply knowing it is backed by a full 5-year Cooler Master warranty, while the V1200 Platinum offers an industry leading 7 year warranty."
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- EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850 W @ techPowerUp
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- XFX XTR Series 650 W @ techPowerUp
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Introduction and Features
Cooler Master continues to offer a full line of cases, power supplies, and coolers along with numerous other accessories for PC enthusiasts. Today we will be taking a detailed look at Cooler Master’s new V Series 850W power supply.
(Courtesy of Cooler Master)
It has been quite some time since we last reviewed a Cooler Master power supply and we were happy to see one show up recently on the test lab doorstep. We were even happier to learn that the new Cooler Master V Series, which includes three units: the V700, B850 and V1000, are all built by Seasonic, who has a stellar reputation for building some of the best PC power supplies on the planet. All three power supplies in the V Series incorporate all modular cabling, high efficiency (80Plus Gold certified), high quality Japanese made capacitors, a silent 135mm fan with a Fluid Dynamic Bearing, and they come backed by Cooler Master’s 5-year warranty. In addition, the V Series power supplies deliver excellent voltage regulation (particularly on the +12V output) with minimal AC ripple and noise. The Cooler Master V850 power supply is currently selling for $169.99 (newegg.com, March 2014).
Here is what Cooler Master has to say about their new V Series PSUs:
“Developed to be the highest quality, Cooler Master carefully sourced every aspect of the V Series PSU line to produce a high-efficiency and stable power supply. It’s highly efficient even at low loads, extremely stable, and works well beyond the parameters of 80Plus specifications.”
Cooler Master V Series 850W PSU Key Features:
• Fully modular cable design
• Single 850W +12V output that delivers up to 70A (840W)
• 80Plus Gold Certified: up to 93% efficient @ 50% load)
• Silent 135mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) fan for low noise and longer life
• Six PCI-E 6+2 pin connectors to support high-end GPUs
• 100% high-quality Japanese capacitors ensure performance and reliability
• Reliable 5-Year warranty