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post #1 of 10
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Hey everyone

I have a Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000W PSU and using it for a year now without any problems.

It is a 1000W PSU and its 80 Plus Bronze

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2949

Should I just keep it or downgrade to a 750W Gold PSU?

Also since my PSU is 1000W, it would not use all the 1000W all the time right? Just uses how much it needs?

Thank you
post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by iARDAs View Post

Hey everyone
I have a Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000W PSU and using it for a year now without any problems.
It is a 1000W PSU and its 80 Plus Bronze
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2949
Should I just keep it or downgrade to a 750W Gold PSU?
Also since my PSU is 1000W, it would not use all the 1000W all the time right? Just uses how much it needs?
Thank you

Hey man,

Well, it's an interesting one, yes you could downgrade to a 750w and still have room for SLi. No your PSU isn't pulling 1000w all the time but it is going to be quite inefficient. They are designed to pull around 80% or more on load, yours won't be pulling 60%.

Personally, I'd sell it and look into getting something like a gold rated 650 - 750w PSU. Anything more than that is a waste

Comps
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Yeah thats what I was thinking. But I wonder if 650W or a 750 W PSU would be a risk for the future. Also I will be getting a Dual Core GPU one day, probably the 790 if it comes out. And although it is a slim chance I might go with a 670 SLI or a 780 SLI setup in the next 1 year.

is there a tool to know how much power my PSU use when I game on full load?
post #4 of 10
Your current system uses below 250W in hardcore gaming scenarios and close to 300W in synthetics.... you have a very modest system power wise. smile.gif
post #5 of 10
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Your current system uses below 250W in hardcore gaming scenarios and close to 300W in synthetics.... you have a very modest system power wise. smile.gif

Hmmm I see.

So even if i get a 2nd 670 or a 690 or a 790 in the future the max I will have is 500W give or take 10%?

I might actually sell this PSU than and get something different, but again the question is should I go through the hassle of selling and purchasing since at the end of the day, I won't notice a difference at all.
post #6 of 10
You're right, you won't notice any difference at all, but you will have a more efficient machine. You don't have to sell your 1kw PSU and get a smaller one, it's just not benefiting you at all and you run the risk of degrading your current PSU with the lack of load.

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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post

You're right, you won't notice any difference at all, but you will have a more efficient machine. You don't have to sell your 1kw PSU and get a smaller one, it's just not benefiting you at all and you run the risk of degrading your current PSU with the lack of load.
Comps

Hmmm interesting point.

Well maybe I best sell this one I have and someone who needs it can use it and get it cheaper from me since it still has warranty.

One last question. Is there a place to purchase PSUs with pre sleeved cables?

For example I want to purchase a Corsair 650W PSU but I want it to come with sleeved cables.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by iARDAs View Post

Hmmm interesting point.
Well maybe I best sell this one I have and someone who needs it can use it and get it cheaper from me since it still has warranty.
One last question. Is there a place to purchase PSUs with pre sleeved cables?
For example I want to purchase a Corsair 650W PSU but I want it to come with sleeved cables.

Not as far as i'm aware, you might be able to pay one of the modders on here to do it for you and send it to you sleeved. I'd put an article in the wanted section of the marketplace and see if you get any bites.
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hmmm I will take you on that offer later towards the end of the month. I actually did order few cable extensions for my case and I will have them early November, but I wonder if all the greens are the same color. However I prefer not having extension cables too much as I believe they may not function as good. It seems best to sleeve cables of the original PSU.

Again let me see how things end up with my extension cables coming in November, if it is not satisfactory than I might ask for a 650 W Gold Corsair PSU with all green cables from a modder here.

Thank you. thumb.gif
post #10 of 10
Any time,

To be honest, the modders love doing stuff like that and I think if you were to give them a little something extra for the time they are taking to do it, along with you doing a good job of getting it in the machine, posting up some pictures of the PSU in your machine, you can probably appeal to their sense of achievement. What i'm saying is they probably won't charge too much to do it for you in the first place if you supply the parts and pay for shipping to them and to you..

Actually, if you're going to do that, have the supplier ship it to thier house directly and then pay to ship it to you.

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