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Cooler Master V850 850-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review (Page 4)

Zac O'Vadka | Aug 20, 2013 at 1:00 am CDT - 1 min, 12 secs time to read this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Cooler Master

Cabling Arrangement

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The cables and connectors available for the V850 don't differ all that much from the V1000. As the only difference in power between the two units is on the 12V rail, it is quite logical that the only connector difference is in those that supply 12V power.

This means that we only have six PCI-E connectors instead of eight and we only have a single ATX 4+4 connector instead of two. Aside from those differences, there are still nine SATA, four Molex and a single FDD connector.

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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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Seasonic manufactures the V series power supplies for Cooler Master and just by looking at the internals, it is easy to see some of their typical features, especially in the heat sinks. Component count is kept to a minimum to ensure that there is plenty of fresh air circulating all the way down to the PCB, allowing everything to stay as cool as possible.

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

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The secondary side is littered with a bunch of Nippon Chemi-Con caps.

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Cooler Master uses the MGA13512XF-O25 135mm fan to provide all of the active cooling for the V850 power supply.

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Zac O'Vadka

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Zac O'Vadka

Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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