Cooler Master Real Power 1250 Reviewajmatson - December 5, 2007
Category: Power Supplies
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With all the newest, fastest, and baddest computer components coming out these days, you need to make sure you have enough juice to power them all. Under load, the ATI 2900XT draws approximately 300 watts for a single card setup. Go Crossfire and you are looking at about 600 Watts maximum draw. You favor nVidia cards? The 8800GTX draws about 225 watts at full load with one card and around 450 watts with two cards running in SLi (Scalable Link Interface). Now look at your current power supply and what is the maximum wattage it allows? The average user has a 600 to 800 watt power supply and that does not have much room for any other components. For today’s hardcore gaming systems you need at least a kilowatt or more. Do I have you scared and running out to buy a new PSU now? Well wait one minute and let me introduce the Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1250 watt PSU to you before you go and spend your hard earned cash.
This Cooler Master Real Power 1250 came in a huge box that was the heaviest power supply I have ever picked up. On the front is an image of the bottom of the Real Power 1250, along with the logo for the five year warranty. The back highlights the key features of the Cooler Master Real Power 1250, along with the specifications and a list of the connections available.
The sides just display the basic bar codes and name of the product.
Once you get it open you see why the box is so huge. Look at all that cabling; it takes up almost as much space as the Real Power 1250 itself. It would have been nice to have the Real Power 1250 with modular cables to keep the airflow inside the case at a maximum without having "dead cabling" laying everywhere. I do like how Cooler Master packs the box keeping the Real Power 1250 safe.
Once we get everything all out we get to see what is packed in that box. You have the Cooler Master Real Power 1250, the power cable, mounting screws, Cooler Master case badge, and a Cooler Master branded bottle opener key chain.
Now that we have everything out let's get a better look at the Real Power 1250.