Cooler Master's new V-Series; good on the inside but perhaps lacking on externals

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 28, 2014 - 05:25 PM |
Tagged: cooler master, V650S, modular psu, 650W, 80 Plus Gold

With a total rated power of 650W and two PCIe 6+2 power connectors the CM V650S seems to be aimed at entry level gaming systems but the $180 price tag suggests a high end PSU.  It is partially modular and it bears an 80 Plus Gold rating but perhaps the price also comes from Cooler Master's use of a new OEM, Enhance?  [H]ard|OCP did find it at a much more reasonable $80 on Tiger Direct but it is now out of stock and it does not seem to appear on NewEgg at all right now.   Overall there is a lot of good things to be said about the internals of the PSU but on the outside there is much left to be desired.  Check out the review but perhaps wait for the second version of the V650S before purchasing one.

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"Cooler Master has been off the enthusiast radar in terms of computer power supplies for a while now. It simply walked a different line than much of the rest of the field. Today however we have one of Cooler Master's second foray back into the high end with a mid-level PSU rated for operation at 650 watts."

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Source: [H]ard|OCP

July 29, 2014 | 03:43 AM - Posted by Henrik (not verified)

I have the V450S and it is an excellent psu. Perfect for the fractal design Node 304.

July 29, 2014 | 05:52 AM - Posted by Annoneimus (not verified)

Id like to see more SFX psus with big fans...

Small form factor pc`s will only become more and more popular.
And eventually id like to vesa mount one on the back of my monitor. With a quality psu inside the case.

July 29, 2014 | 06:06 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Id like to see more SFX psus with big fans...

Look for the upcoming 'SFX-L' 500W SPU from Silverstone. a 120mm fan in a slightly extended modular SFX PSU.

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