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Cooler Master V850 850-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review

By: Zac O'Vadka | 80 PLUS Gold PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 20, 2013 6:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Cooler Master

Cabling Arrangement




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.




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




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.




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




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




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

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