Cooler Master V750W PSU Review: Petite And Powerful
Final Thoughts And Conclusion: Petite And Powerful
PSUs are like the unsung heroes of a PC build–they are not flashy like a graphics card or given the equivalent glamour of breaking overclocking world records. However, they are probably the most important component a serious PC builder can budget for. This does not mean you have to buy the biggest and most high wattage outputting unit, but one rated in power capacity for the kind of PC you’ll want to build now and in the future. That’s where this power supply offers some flexibility over other PSUs (somewhat) and although it still sticks to the ATX specification, it’s smaller and lighter than most and offers some options for case builders who might want to try their hand at smaller builds, but without concerning themselves with buying a smaller fitting PSU. This PSU can easily power a high end dual GPU setup, or be equally flexible in size and modularity to effortlessly power a powerful single GPU based SFF gaming system.
Aesthetically, the PSU looks as good as a PSU can look. The flat black cabling is definitely eye catching and superb for making your PC innards look neat and tidy, while reducing the impact they have on airflow. Internally I cannot find any fault with the layout or selection of components and the build quality is right up there since Cooler Master have employed a strong Enhance Electronics design, and they have used high quality Japanese made components. Together with a strong power delivery technique on the secondary side, it make this a worthy gold rated PSU. All this combined makes Cooler Master confident enough to provide a sweet 5 year warranty on the unit as well, and the extra compact nature of the unit should be on any enthusiast SFF builder’s radar.
All this considered, is the price friendly for your pocket? Pricing for this unit is actually quite good, although I might be tempted to direct you towards another Cooler Master PSU if you don’t have the R1800 for this unit. This PSU is actually so similar in build and components to last year’s semi modular Cooler Master V750S power supply, that perhaps the older 2014 PSU might actually just be a better buy if solid performance and price is your aim. You lose out on full modularity and fully flattened cables as well as minor component changes inside, but the “heart and soul” of this PSU is easily replicable in that older PSU–and at R1350, it’s a fair bit cheaper than the fully modular CM V750W PSU I have spent over 2000 words talking about. That being said, if you have the cash and want the extra features, the fully modular version is a dam fine PSU in its own right and well worth the cash.