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Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300-watt Power Supply Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 16, 2012 2:16 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Cooler Master USA

Inside the Box

 

This is one of the best packing jobs we have seen in quite some time. Everything has almost an inch of foam protecting it on all sides.

 

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The I/O specification label can be found on the top of the unit.

 

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The Silent Pro Hybrid logo can be found on one side of the power supply.

 

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The other side also displays the SPH logo. This one is inverted in case you are installing the case in the bottom of a case instead of the top.

 

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The back has your standard honeycomb mesh vent with AC input and on/off rocker switch.

 

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Quite the selection of modular connectors can be found on the front of the unit. Note there are two additional connectors for 3-pin fans as well as an additional connector for the 5.25" bay.

 

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Moving to the bottom we find the 135mm fan that cools the Silent Pro Hybrid 1300-watt PSU. The added aluminum bezel gives the power supply a great bit of tasteful flair.

 

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The included fan controller comes with two 3-pin extension cables and the cable to run to the power supply.

 

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You'll notice that the controller allows you to control system fans as well as the power supply fan. This is a great feature for those who are seeking silence. Hopefully the power supply overrides the manual selection if the unit starts to overheat in case the user forgets that the left it on manual mode.

 

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The back of the fan controller shows that there isn't much to the unit. A few capacitors and three voltage regulators make up the majority of the controller.

 

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Cooler Master includes a full complement of modular cables to fill the power supply up. The 24-pin main is the only sleeved connector.

 

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The rest of the cables are of the ribbon type and should prove to aid in routing all around the case.

 

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Also included with the unit is the user manual, AC input cord, warranty card and mounting screws. Unfortunately no cable management or thumbscrews are included.

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