Originally Posted by WhitePrQjser;14256056
Well... Every review I've seen of other than the Silent Pro Gold series is bad. I mean Cooler Master is a bad PSU brand. If I could, I would change my Silent Pro Gold 800W to a Corsair HX850 - no questions asked.
@Shub - I'm sorry if I offended you, but the Cooler Master units below the Silent Pro Gold aren't good units. Whether it's price or performance, they just fail. If a PSU here on OCN isn't recommended, I would not buy it. This means the Cooler Master GX, Silent Pro, Elite Power, eXtreme Power and Real Power units are cheaply made, and generally bad units. You might get lucky with one of them, but as I said: They aren't recommended here,
so I would never touch one.
And where are you getting the idea that those units are bad?
Admittedly the GX series aren't great (although the updated versions are acceptable), the Elite series are mediocre, and the EPP series are crap. But the Silent Pro M and Gold units are in an entirely different league. I don't know what reviews you've seen that say they're bad since I can't find any from the good review sites.
That's where you're mistaken -- you're not offending me since I've ever owned one of those, but it's important to be fair. If there's a reason for the Silent Pro M units not to be on the recommended list, I don't know it, but there are many reasons why that may be -- for example you'll note the Corsair HX units are not on the recommended list either, yet they're excellent, does that mean you wouldn't buy one given the opportunity? If so, you'd be missing out.
The fact is that Cooler Master Silent Pro M500, 600 and 700 are good, and the 850 and 1000 units aren't so bad themselves. Note that the 500, 600 and 700W are made by Enhance, and the 850 and 1000 are made by FSP. They are however all overpriced (in the US at least). They're also group regulated units but this isn't a huge deal in the grand scheme of things.
Reviews of the M600 speak for themselves:http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Silent-Pro-M-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/929http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=134