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[Engadget] Cooler Master launches Silent Pro Hybrid Fanless Series of power supplies

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Cooler Master is offering three different models: 850W, 1050W and 1300W, which range in price from $200 to $300

http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/08/c...ries-of-power/

Too much $$$ for me, but they do look nice.
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Ah, love CoolerMaster and their marketing department. These are not fanless, it's more of a gimmick than anything.

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Direct Fan Control
With a power supply integrated 7V fan power port and included 5.25" drive bay fan controller module, the Silent Pro Hybrid Series removes the middleman by taking an unnecessary load off of the motherboard. This direct connection between power supply and fan controller provides the user with immediate on-the-fly control over the 135mm Super Silent Hydraulic Bearings power supply fan and up to 3 other system fans. The power and system fan speeds are adjusted independently via two dials. Users may determine the level of control they would like to wield by switching between automatic and manual modes for the power supply fan.

Noise-free Operation
The first to offer a "fanless" mode, the Silent Pro Hybrid Series seeks to eliminate unneeded fan noise. The power supply fan can be completed turned off to essentially operate as if it were fanless. This mode persists until loads become greater than 200W. At this point, a safe mode will activate the fan and cool according to the level of the load.
Then again, not really surprised coming from CoolerMaster. Guess they couldn't comprehend that fanless meant a unit without a fan
    
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