Cooler Master V750W PSU Review: Petite And Powerful
Unboxing, Specifications and Aesthetics
Cooler Master have developed a way with packaging their high end units that just scream quality and performance–the PSU has its own cloth bag, while the modular cables have their own little bag for storing–handy for not losing any cable you don’t end up using in your build.
The Cooler Master V750W has a very special card up its sleeve; its relatively diminutive size for the power envelope. Measuring in at only 150 X140x86(LxWxH), it’s quite a shallow unit and shaves a good 10mm off the width and length of most other gold rated PSUs of this capacity, something I only actually noticed when swapping this PSU for my current 750W PSU.
Of particular interest is the weigh, which at ~1.4KG is a good 400 grams lighter than the gold rated Seasonic 750W unit I’m using. 400 grams lighter might not sound like much, but if you’re building a SFF or Lan PC, 400 grams can be the straw that breaks your back eventually. The possible reason for going with Enhance electronics over other OEMs is that the reduction in size may be because of the trend to downsize PCs into small form factor builds and the push for small living room gaming PCs.
Being 80 Plus gold means the PSU is rated to deliver 20%/50%/100% loads with at least a 88%/92%/88% efficiency level between 0-40 degree temperatures. That 40 degree rating might be a bit high for regular users, although if your surrounding ambient temps are 40 degrees, you live in the Sahara and dust would be more of a concern to the longevity of your PC than lowered efficiency. Capable of nearly 744W on it’s single 12V means this PSU has ample juice for powering high end dual GPU setups.
Although much smaller, it does not hamper the looks in any way and actually helps to advance its minimalistic look. As PSU’s go, they are not particularly the “flashier” parts of a PC, but Cooler Master has still added a nice silver touch to the fan shroud to at least provide some nice contrast. The grills on both the top and rear will be more than enough for airflow purposes, and as long as you keep dust build up in check with a dust filter, all should be fine. To provide that airflow Cooler Master have looked within and used their own Silenco 120mm FP fan to do the job, a static pressure fan which is better at moving air in restricted environments.
Moving to the cables we see not only are they ample, they are also of that sweet flat ribbon design, a hallmark of a high end PSU since it’s much easier for cable management and airflow. This is a fully modular unit and suffice it to say, this unit is a veritable tentacle beast of a PSU, with enough cabling to satisfy many high end builds with dual GPUs and many HDD/SSDs–or simply just not use the cables not needed, ensuring a cleaner, and cooler operating build. Ah, the beauty of modularity.
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