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Cooler Master i700 700-Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Review - Cabling Arrangement and A Look Inside

Cooler Master i700 700-Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Review
Hot on the heels of Cooler Master's new flagship V1000 is the new i700 power supply. Read the full review to find out if this budget unit is worth the savings.
| 80 PLUS Bronze PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 20, 2013 2:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 83%Manufacturer: Cooler Master

Cabling Arrangement

 

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When I first thought about it, I was a bit disappointed in the cable and connector offerings for a 700W unit, but after some consideration, I don't think it could be much better considering the audience for the unit. Budget users aren't going to pack their cases full of drives like a mad man and shouldn't need four or five peripheral cables. Cooler Master keeps it simple and sweet with the ability to power a pair of high-end video cards, while still giving you what you need for the rest of the case.

 

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Rail distribution is as simple as it gets with a single 12V rail. There is no need to worry about load balancing here.

 

 

A Look Inside

 

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One of the things that is often seen with budget units are cheaper component that just don't tend to work well with excess heat. The extra passive cooling provided by the i700's design helps make sure that it isn't an issue.

 

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A pair of Teapo bulk capacitors sit on the primary side of the power supply.

 

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The secondary side is littered with more Teapo caps.

 

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Cooler Master chose the Yate Loon D12SH-12 120mm fan to provide the active cooling for the i700 power supply.

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