Cooler Master Real Power 1250 Reviewajmatson - December 5, 2007
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This power supply compared well to the others, never going too high or too low on the voltages. Having the six rails is reassuring; I never have to worry if there is going to be too much of a load on one rail, crashing my system in the middle of a game. There are so many connections provided that you would be able to build the ultimate rig with SLi or Crossfire and stuff it full of RAID-configured drives and still have room for future expansion. Since the PSU has three 8-pin graphics card power connections, a buyer would not have to worry about needing a connection for a future graphics card that does not use the standard 6-pin most PCI Express cards use today. The included fan on the PSU also keeps the power supply cool, never getting hot to the touch during load times. This also helped keep the case cooler, drawing out the hot air floating near the top of the case.
The only drawback I had with this power supply was the fact that the cables were not modular. I tested the CoolerMasater Real Power 1250 out on a mid tower case and had to free up two drive bays to hide the extra cables I was not using. This can present some unique challenges to the end user with a mid tower case stacked full of hard drives and optical drives. In real world terms, the decision to make this power supply not a modular has to be questioned. Having the ability to connect up anything and everything is great if you only had the option of not installing all the extra cabling. If power is what you are looking for, the CoolerMaster Real Power 1250 delivers. At the time of this review the pricing has not been released, but with the 1000 watt model going for $299 I would expect the price to be above that mark. I would recommend this to users that have full tower cases to place this in.
- Excellent Performance.
- All the connectors you will ever need.
- Wrapped cables for a better look.
- Six rails for maximum power efficiency.
- 5 Year warranty.
- 1250 Watts to power everything possible.
- 87% efficiency rating
- Not a modular system, which makes it hard to use in mid-tower cases.