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COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS700-PCAAE3-US 700W ATX 12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply

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The Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 700-Watt Power Supply packs a powerful punch by delivering stable streams of power through single +12v output. The Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 700-Watt Power Supply provides over 80% efficiency at typical loading, in addition with a life-time of 100,000 hours and protections for OVP/UVP/OTP/OPP/SCP, this power unit is made to last. Purchase the Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 700-Watt Power Supply today!

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BindingPersonal Computers
BrandCooler Master
EAN0884102008665
FeatureCompliance with the latest Intel standard ATX 12V V2.3
Ultra-silent operation with intelligent 120mm fan speed control
Multiple protection design (OVP/UVP/OPP/OTP/SCP)
High reliability (MTBF> 100,000 hours)
Double Layer EMI Filter retrains noise and to avoid affect to users
Efficient transformer for reducing 5Vsb power loss when the system is in standby or off-mode
Integrating Active PFC with PWN combo controller while increase efficiency
Two-year warranty
LabelCooler Master USA, Inc.
ManufacturerCooler Master USA, Inc.
ModelRS700-PCAAE3-US
MPNRS700-PCAAE3-US
PublisherCooler Master USA, Inc.
SKUDF4085
StudioCooler Master USA, Inc.
TitleCooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 700-Watt Power Supply (RS700-PCAAE3-US)
UPC884102008665
WarrantyWarranty on parts: 24 monthswarranty on labor: 24 months
ColorBlack
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementDHRS700PCAAE3US
18767M
RS700-PCAAE3-US
U281-RS700-PCAAE3-US
Item Height5.51 inches
Item Length3.39 inches
Item Width5.91 inches
NumberOfItems1
Package Height3.9 inches
Package Length8.5 inches
Package Weight4.5 pounds
Package Width7.8 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberRS700-PCAAE3-US
ProductGroupCE
ProductTypeNameSYSTEM_POWER_DEVICE
UPCList - UPCListElement884102008665
Item Weight3.45 pounds
 

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Every nice PSU for a low price. Delievers good clean power to a 24/7 OC'ed system.

review by amd-dude

This is a very nice PSU for the price, picked it up in my country for around $600 TT which is about $80 US. I have had it for about 18 months and it has never failed me yet. Puts out 52 amps on the 12v rail and has 2 6+2 pin connectors. I would say you could easily power a single high end graphics card with this unit, I won't go SLI or Crossfire unless it's maybe 2 low to mid range cards. Again for a single card setup you can't beat the price/performance ratio. It runs quiet even when my system is gaming or folding and it has been on for at least 17 of the 18 months I have owned it, my system is never really off.

If you can find one and you need a good PSU without breaking the bank, get this.

ProsCons
Relatively silent, 52 amps on 12v railPower leads could have been 3 or 4 inches longer

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review by amd-dude
Well, I don't know of any PSU experts who would ever recommend this unit. On the contrary, I've seen PSU experts telling people to avoid it.. Its power delivery isn't exactly clean and stable, and it's definitely not a good PSU to be overclocking with. There's a very good reason why it only has a 2-year limited warranty. I hope it lasts longer than 2 years for you, but I won't be surprised if you start having issues here and there after those 2 years are up.
 

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Well, I've had it for more than 2 years and it's still working like a champ, sometimes the experts are wrong I guess, I push it everyday and it's still here. Sooo yea.
 

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Well, all I can say is: make a thread on here to ask about it. ;) I mean, trust me: this is NOT "a very nice PSU", like the title of your review says. It's a very low-quality unit that should never be used to power a system that is being overclocked. It might be fine for a system that's at stock, but even then you shouldn't it unless you're only doing casual gaming. This PSU has very poor voltage regulation (meaning the +3.3V, +5V and +12V outputs are either too high or too low), high ripple (the voltage "bounces" up and down WAY too far above and below the output voltage - and this happens at a very, VERY high speed so it's only seen by special equipment), cheap low-quality Chinese capacitors that are only rated for 85°C or perhaps even lower, and a somewhat crappy internal build quality. It's also not even 80+ Certified (not that it matters). It's just an old, low-quality PSU. (so, it's a good thing that it's hard to find this PSU these days)

I have NEVER seen a PSU expert say ANYTHING good about this PSU; only bad things. You can think all you want that they are wrong, but that doesn't change the facts. Just ask around to see what the real PSU experts think about this old low-quality PSU - especially on a modern system like yours. Or, maybe I should because I have a feeling that you won't. The PSU isn't a part that you want to mess around with. It's extremely important to make sure that you don't end up with a crappy PSU - especially if you're overclocking!

I have question for you: why do you think it only has a 2-year warranty? Compare that to the 3-year warranty of today's mediocre PSUs and the 5 and 7-year warranty of good and high-end PSUs. You're lucky that it has lasted you this long. I'd bet though that you're going to have problems due to this PSU before this year is over. What's worse, getting a new PSU after problems start happening sometimes doesn't fix anything because the damage has already been done.
 
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