When building a computer the one component first time builders generally neglect is the power supply. I admit that with my first custom built computer I did not compare any power supplies. I just bought a case that came with a PSU, figuring I got a better deal. If you are building a new computer in 2007 then you are most likely going with a multi-core processor, and perhaps a multi-GPU video setup in the form of SLI (Nvidia cards) or Crossfire (ATI cards). In addition to the extra power needed for these modern components, the new era of high end video cards require their own power connector(s), which is another consideration when choosing a power supply.
is a manufacturer that has a long standing reputation for building quality computer components including; cooling devices, cases, and power supplies. They have recently expanded their line up of power supplies and have provided one of their new models to review.
This review will be focused on the Cooler Master
Real Power Pro 750W Power Supply, model number RS-750-ACAA-A1, a power supply so new that it isn't available for sale as of the time of this review. Before getting to the review, listed below are the features and specifications published on the Cooler Master website.
» Eco-design for energy and money saving by Active PFC. (>0.99) / High Efficiency (>80%)
» 8 pin PCI-e connectors for future graphic card upgradeability
» High-density dimension to enhance thermal performance: 150 x 150 x 86 mm
» Ultra-silent operation with intelligent 120mm fan speed controller makes superb heat dissipation at low noise (17 dBA)
» Compliance with the newest Intel standard ATX 12V V 2.2
» Compliance with the newest SSI standard EPS 12V V2.91
» PCI-e connector with bead core protection to minimize EMI for reducing noises.
» Worry-free Power Failure Detector will light up when Over-Voltage, Under-Voltage, Over-Temperature, Over-Current, Over-Loading, and Short circuit occur.
» Three Year Warranty
» Model: RS-750-ACAA-A1
» Type: ATX Form Factor 12V V2.2 / SSI Standard EPS 12V V2.91
» Dimension: (W / H / D) Standard ATX 150 x 150 x 86 mm
» Input Voltage: 90~264V (Auto Range)
» Input Current: 12A @ 115 Vac / 6.3A @ 230 Vac
» Input Frequency Range: 47~63 Hz
» PFC: Active PFC (0.99)
» Power Good Signal: 100~500 ms
» Hold Up Time: >17ms
» Efficiency: >80% Typically
» MTBF: >100,000 hrs
» Protection: OVP / UVP / OTP / OCP / OLP / OPP / SCP
» Fan: 120 mm fan with intelligent speed controller
» Output Capacity: 750 Watts Continuous
» Max. Output Capacity: 900 Watts
» Operation Temperature: 0~40? (Nominal Input Voltage)
» Safety: Nemko / TUV / cUL / CE / BSMI / FCC / CCC
» Certification: nVIDIA SLI