Cooler Master Real Power Pro 850W Reviewgotdamojo06 - April 17, 2008
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When you get the Cooler Master Real Power Pro 850W power supply out of the plastic wrap, you are able to see how beautiful the power supply is, with its mirror-like finish on the chassis. Cooler Master decided to put a 135mm fan on the side, to suck in fresh air from inside of the case to cool the components inside of the power supply. Once the air is inside of the power supply, it is able to freely move around cooling the parts inside, then freely flow out the back of the power supply, where there is a wire mesh type material by the power cord input. From this side, you are also able to see inside of the power supply and get a glimpse of what the inside looks like. On the other side, you are able to see the mirror-like finish that was put on the power supply by Cooler Master, which unfortunately attracts finger prints very easily as you can see. There are a bunch of cords that come with the power supply, that are wrapped in a very nice black loom to keep the wires a bit more organized. One thing I noticed on the rear of the power supply, was the lack of an on/off switch. There are several reasons for this listed on their website, but the main reason is making sure that the power supply is not damaged by transient in-rush current of up to 150 amps (worst case Scenario) that can melt the reed on the inside of the switch. Better safe than sorry.
Now we will take a look at the different Molex connectors that are attached to the power supply. There is the standard 24 pin motherboard connector, as well as the standard 4pin connectors, along with the SATA connectors. There are also some 4pin, 6pin, 8pin and 8pin + 12V connectors. The Real Power Pro 850W power supply has plenty of connectors to power your computer and even a few left over, which is always nice.
You should never open up your power supply for a few reasons, one being the risk of an electrical shock that you may get if you do not know what you are doing in there and the other being that your warranty will be voided. For these reasons, this is why I will be opening it up, so that you will not have to and you still know what the inside looks like. As soon as you open it up, you can tell that this power supply was built with a view to keeping temperatures down, as it has two large heatsinks covering the major parts that will heat up very quickly.
When you take a look at the two large capacitors, you are able to read the specifications of them on the side, which mean that the capacitors are rated for 450 volts a piece. You can then look up the information for these capacitors and find out that they are rated from -55 C to +105 C.
The fan that is installed in the power supply is manufactured by the Young Lin Tech Company and is a 12V DC fan.
Now that we know what the power supply looks like, we should take a look at what all of the specifications are as well as the features of the Real Power Pro 850W power supply.