Summary: I agree that this may not be the very best, but for the average home PC, this is a measured choice of a solid component and as such, all that you should ever need and certainly the very best that we shall ever need. It is extremely quiet and a whole lot better than the piece of rubbish I pulled out of my 700 pound PC.(6 years ago, although it did last for six years!
Summary: Have only had it a few hours - but install was a piece of cake in my Zalman Z9+ case, the HD power wires etc are thin and are therefore much easier to get where you want them to go. Whilst the main motherboard power cables are thicker and hard wired to the PSU. My system has 5*2TB hard drives + 2 dvd drives (both ide) + 4 case fans + a Zalman blue max cooler sitting on top of a a q6600 go OC'ed to 3.6ghz and 4 gig of DDR2 in 4 banks + an Ati 4850 on an Asus ROG mobo,...
Summary: I purchased one of these power units based on the amazon reviews.I recently noticed sparks coming from the rear of this unit when it was switched on one night in a dark room.I contacted coolermaster as I was just over my 30 days return to amazon period.I still haven't heard from coolermaster.Since then my £250 1366 motherboard has died.I ran this motherboard from a corsair psu for 6 months previously to owning the coolermaster psu without a problem.Also after searching...
Summary: When I first thought of getting a new PSU I was running a 450W standard one. When this arrived I hurried to install it and see the difference. During normal use, the fan cannot be heard over the other cooling I have and is barely audible over my GPU fan in silent mode(PC state, CPU undervolt, all extra cooling = off) What I really liked about THIS particular model is the single rail design.
Summary: It really is silent. At least, quiet enough that it can't be heard over the sound of my case fans. I bought this as part of a bundle with the Storm Mid Tower Scout Case , and it came already fitted. I was very impressed with the modular design which allows you to only plug in as many cables as you really need, eliminating the bundle of unused cables that you'd expect from older designs. This means fewer things vibrating inside your case, and better air-flow.
Summary: Pros: The silent pro lives up to its name. It is really quiet & so far I haven't heard the fan kick in. I like the way one only plugs in the necessary cables, so you are not left with a spagetti junction of cables lying around inside the tower. Con: The screws that attach the PSU to the case are not long enough to accept the silicon pad, which is really down to bad design as I have a Coolmaster tower case!
Summary: Fitted this PSU without the rubber brackets as there was insufficient room inside the case, and they don't stay in place as you fiddle the PSU into place. The fixed motherboard/CPU power leads will be plenty long enough for most cases. I installed 1 PATA lead to supply power to the DVD ROM and 1 SATA lead for a total of 4 hard drives and there is now a lot more space within the case to aid cooling.
Summary: This is a great quality PSU for a good price. The build quality seems very good, packaging and presentation is top-notch and it's not likely to suffer any damage during shipping. The heatsinks help to keep the fan barely audible, it's the quietest psu i've used. Has all the cables you're likely to ever need for a single gpu system, lots of 4 pin molex cables and sata cables.