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JG is one of the sites who had one to review, but their sample bugged out.

 

TweakTown only tested up to 1000w - Review invalid

Legit Reviews only tests in a 23*C ambient - review invalid

3D Game Man does no testing at all - review invalid

HIghTech Legion doesn't use any load based tester or even a DMM. - review invalid.

Think Computers is the same as high tech legion - review invalid

RW Labs doesn't use testing equipment either. - review invalid.

 

Legit Reviews is the only one who actually did testing on the unit with a load based tester. If they'd raise the ambient it would reflect a good test.

Still, they show average at best ripple & noise suppression as well as average to poor voltage regulation, depending on the rail.

 

My dislike of the unit has nothing to do with Cooler Master; I actually have a pretty good relationship with them as a company.

On the other hand, I'm not beyond saying that their designs as of recent; have been poor.

 

Silent Pro Platinum 550w was pretty good, but the 1000w was poor. Same to be said with their Silent Pro Hybrid 1000w & 1300w as well as the Silent Pro M2 1500w.

All 3 of those units are based on the same topology and small variations of the design. All having the same weaknesses when it comes to ripple & noise suppression as well as voltage regulation.


Edited by Tator Tot - 12/12/12 at 11:24pm
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I'm backing up TT's position, the M2 1500W was present in the Recommended PSU List but was removed when the OTP issues I came across were confirmed by other sources... in other words, the PSU can't deliver its full rated power at room temp, which is a disqualifying flaw... the output quality issues (present in the other CM high output units based on the same design) only add insult in injury... that fact is that in its current iteration, this is a flawed products, a bad design, and until it's corrected (one way or the other) it will not be recommended here.. on the contrary, it should be avoided.
post #1813 of 6729
Hi guys,

First of all thanks for maintaining a thread like this, really helps when wading through the quagmire of PSU selection! thumb.gif

I'm planning a build with just a single 7950 and 3570K (along with an HDD, SSD, 8 GB ram and 6 or so fans), will a Silverstone Strider Gold 550W be enough to power it, hopefully with a little room to overclock the CPU and GPU?

My initial feeling is that it should be fine, thought I ought to check quickly though as niggling doubts start to creep in the more I think about it!
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Yes, it's plenty... not a brilliant unit though. smile.gif
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Yes, it's plenty... not a brilliant unit though. smile.gif

Ah, you give with one hand and take with the other! biggrin.gif

It met my requirements for fully modular which is the main reason I looked at it, the efficiency seemed good also. Any particular reason why it's not that great?
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Lackluster performance.. unimpressive regulation, sad output quality, etc.
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Lackluster performance.. unimpressive regulation, sad output quality, etc.

That doesn't inspire much confidence... Any reason for it to be on the list then?

Do you have any other recommendations for fully modular PSU's around that wattage?
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That doesn't inspire much confidence... Any reason for it to be on the list then?
Because it's a solid unit... just not a particularly impressive one.
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Do you have any other recommendations for fully modular PSU's around that wattage?
Nope, there aren't any other fully modular units around that wattage that would not considerably add to the cost... if however full modularity isn't critical, this would make a far superior choice for about the same price.
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Because it's a solid unit... just not a particularly impressive one.
Nope, there aren't any other fully modular units around that wattage that would not considerably add to the cost... if however full modularity isn't critical, this would make a far superior choice for about the same price.

Thanks for the help smile.gif

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You're welcome!
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