Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W PSU

Article Index
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W PSU
Closer Look, Features and Specs
Cables and More
Inside the SPG 1000W PSU
Testing the 1000W SPG PSU

Product: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W PSU
Provided By: Cooler Master
Price: Find Lowest Price Online Here

 

Introduction:

We've looked at quite a few different power supplies over the years.  We've reviewed Zalman, Thermaltake, Tuniq and Ultra power supplies to name a few.  Today we are looking at our first Power Supply from Cooler Master and have their high-end Silent Pro Gold 1000W unit on the bench.  We will be putting this unit up against our PSU test platform to find out how it performs under a heavy load.  Cooler Master does make power supplies that are rated higher, but I think a 1000W unit should be enough to power almost every system on the market today.  What makes me excited is the fact that it supports a total of 8 PCIe connectors.  This means that you can run a total of four large graphics cards.

 

 

The Cooler Master SPG (Silent Pro Gold) Power Supply comes boxed up nicely and is very well protected. It is a partly modular Power Supply that is rated at an 80PLUS Gold rating - meaning that it will be at least 87% efficient at any given point.  It also must be 90% efficient at half-load.  There are not a lot of power supplies that fit this category so it will be nice to see how the SPG stands up in our tests.

 

 

First Impressions & Bundle:

While many people will love the slightly different color scheme of the Cooler Master SPG units, I have a hard time liking the black and yellow (gold) scheme.  It grows on you a bit, but as you'll see on the next page as we take a closer look at the PSU, the modular connectors and cable ends are a little . . . well, that is my personal opinion anyhow.

PSU Bundle

 

The PSU comes with the main 24-pin, a pair of 2x-4pin connectors and a handful of PCIe cables.  Other PCIe, SATA and Molex cables are modular - and we'll cover them more in detail on the following pages.  Cooler Master has included a nice pouch in which you can store your extra cables and this pretty much completes the bundle.

On the next page we'll take a closer look at the Silent Pro Gold 1000W unit and dive right into features and specifications.