It may have been a while since we have taken a look at something from Cooler Master, but that doesn't mean that they have been stagnant in their line of power supplies. While the power supply we are looking at today isn't as much of a monstrosity as the Silent Pro M2 1500W, the unit on our bench is quite a bit more modest. The power supply in question is the Silent Pro Platinum 1000W.
This new power supply ups the ante a bit in the area of efficiency, but maintains the rest of the features of the Silent Pro series of power supplies. The unit features both native and modular cabling and is a mix of fully sleeved and flat ribbon cables. Also present here are two fan connectors on the front of the power supply so that they can be controlled by the power supply and not the motherboard.
As we've had some excellent results out of the other Silent Pro power supplies we've taken a look at, we expect nothing less than the same out of this Silent Pro Platinum 1000W PSU.
Specifications, Availability and Pricing
12V power is provided via a single 12V rail rated for 82A of power. While this isn't quite 99% of the total output, it is more than enough to take care of what should be needed. If you need more 12V power, you should be looking at a higher wattage power supply. Both the 3.3V and 5V rails are rated for 25A each with a combined maximum output of 150W. The 5VSB rail is rated for 3.5A which is about 0.5A more than what is considered average and is nice to see. Also present that we usually don't see is a 7V rail rated for 1.5A or 10.5W. This is present to power the two fan ports on the front of the power supply. Maximum combined output for the Silent Pro Platinum 1000W power supply is 1000W.
Taking a look at the features list for the Silent Pro Platinum 1000W power supply, we find that there is a solid list of features present with the unit. SCP, OVP, OCP, OPP, and OTP are all present. The power supply features both native and modular cabling. All native cables are fully sleeved while the modular cables are all of the flat ribbon type. As the name would suggest, the Silent Pro Platinum 1000W power supply is rated for 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency. Cooler Master does not rate the power supply for 100% continuous output at 50C, but does rate it at a more modest 40C.
Cooler Master lists the Silent Pro Platinum 1000W power supply with an MSRP of $249.99. Amazon has the cheapest price on it at this time, offering it for the MSRP with free shipping. Cooler Master backs the power supply with a five year warranty and includes free live-chat customer support where available.
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