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We think it is simply ridiculous that in this day and age there are still well-known brands labeling power supplies with fake wattages. In the case of the Cooler Master Extreme 2 475 W, we can clearly see that this was done deliberately, as the product box and label list '475' without the letter 'W' or the word 'Watts' after it, probably to protect themselves in the case of an eventual lawsuit, by claiming that '475' is the 'model' of the power supply, not its wattage. However, the manufacturer's website clearly lists this unit as being a 475 W model. We are no consumer law experts, but we believe that knowingly overstating a product feature in order to improve sales is fraud, which is a crime in the United States as well as in most other countries.

Even if this unit were labeled with its real wattage (430 W), it would still be a terrible option. Voltages drop below the minimum allowed, and noise and ripple levels can increase above the maximum allowed, causing your computer to behave erratically. Also, this unit presents low efficiency. To add insult to injury, there are better power supplies costing less, such as the Corsair CX430 V2.

In summary, we must recommend that you stay away from this power supply.

Source: Hardware Secrets

Cooler Master at it, once again!
post #2 of 27
I hate this stuff, It really sickens me, Not that ill ever buy a 475W or anything below 80+ bronze, But the fact that someone would buy this for there first build, Be it HTPC or rather low powered gaming PC i just feel so sorry for them for getting something they may believe is a quality PSU because its not plain looking like the OEM PSU's
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Shameful.

When I saw the main transistor RdsOn of 1.6Ohm I was like HOLY CRAP!!!

No wonder it burnt itself at 430W. Thing must get scorching hot!
   
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It's this kind of stuff that makes purchasing non-premium PSU's for budget built soo damn exhausting.

Shame on you cheap PC component market.
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post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

Shameful.
!

Oh that is typical for cooler master.

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Originally Posted by Deagle50ae View Post

It's this kind of stuff that makes purchasing non-premium PSU's for budget built soo damn exhausting.
Shame on you cheap PC component market.
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And yet cooler master is the ONLY vendor allowed to advertise in their sig here on this forum. Even though the tos clearly states against it! Look at their sig. Yes I have pressed the triangle more than once to report. Cooler master should be banned from the forum, and selling their JUNK here.

/welcome-cooler-master

/welcome-cooler-master

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Oh that is typical for cooler master.
OFFTOPIC
And yet cooler master is the ONLY vendor allowed to advertise in their sig here on this forum. Even though the tos clearly states against it! Look at their sig. Yes I have pressed the triangle more than once to report. Cooler master should be banned from the forum, and selling their JUNK here.
[/quote]


They're a registered and paying manufacturer forum member - I am pretty sure they are allowed.

I could be wrong.

CM does not only make "JUNK"

Also, you seem to have anger issues. Gooze-Fra-Bah
Edited by Deagle50ae - 5/15/12 at 10:51am
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It's this kind of stuff that makes purchasing non-premium PSU's for budget built soo damn exhausting.

Shame on you cheap PC component market.


Corsair's CX430 V2 is the de facto standard for budget PSUs. It often goes on sale for $17.99 AR, and its performance is excellent for that tiny price tag. No need to exhaust yourself...just pick up a CX430V2 when you need a cheap PSU for a budget build.
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Corsair's CX430 V2 is the de facto standard for budget PSUs. It often goes on sale for $17.99 AR, and its performance is excellent for that tiny price tag. No need to exhaust yourself...just pick up a CX430V2 when you need a cheap PSU for a budget build.

And that's exactly what I have done on my last 3 budget builds.
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post #9 of 27
The only Coolermaster product Ive ever been interested in is the 212+. The rest of their stuff is tat, the 212+ is only good because of its price.
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The only Coolermaster product Ive ever been interested in is the 212+. The rest of their stuff is tat, the 212+ is only good because of its price.
690 II Advanced is borderline legendary IMO. Their cases, coolers, fans and miscellaneous gaming peripherals such as mice and keyboards are at the very least OK.
CM should stop "making" power supplies, it hurts their reputation.
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