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How are Cooler Master Power Supplies. Especially the Gold Series power supplies.
    
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Cooler Master Elite Power, Extreme Power, Extreme Power Plus, & GX Series (Ending in the product number XXXX-E3) are all bad PSU's. They either can't hold up to their labeled wattage, or do so inside ATX Specifications.

Cooler Master's Silent Pro M500, M600, & M700 are all good units, though ripple is high for what was (at the time) a line of high end Power Supplies.
The Silent Pro M850 & M1000 were good units, with good ripple suppression. Not great, but good (for the time) These were made by FSP while the others were made by Enhance.

Cooler Master's UCP Series was pretty damn good, except because they couldn't get exclusive rights to it, so it got discontinued. (Currently, AcBel Polytech, the OEM, sells this design in some regions under their own name. Gigabyte also sells this platform now under their Premier "Odin" line of PSU's.)

Cooler Master's Silent Pro Gold units are internally about the same as the Silverstone Strider Gold units. Silverstone Strider Gold units have lower ripple and equal Voltage Regulation while being fully modular.

These units, even though called "Silent" are not really that quiet on full load. Though they are not "loud" but they can get up to 35dB(A) which is very noticeable.
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Originally Posted by Blood-Fox View Post
How are Cooler Master Power Supplies. Especially the Gold Series power supplies.
Here is the simple shor answer. They are great units.
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Here is the simple shor answer. They are great units.
That's wrong, they are "alright" units.

Votlage regulation is good, but the ripple suppression sucks.
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Yeah, the ripple problem with the Silent Pro Golds really let it down... it's a shame.
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Yeah, the ripple problem with the Silent Pro Golds really let it down... it's a shame.
It's Cooler Master's MO.

They cut back in that department to save them selves a few dollar.

What really makes it disappointing this generation is that Silverstone offers the exact same units for the same price but they are fully modular and have pretty good ripple suppression.
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