Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W Power Supply Review

Cooling, power, and chassis profferors Cooler Master just launched a new line of high-end power supply, the Silent Pro Gold series. This series is 80PLUS Gold certified and is backed by a five year warranty. It’s a hybrid modular unit, meaning that it has some cables built-in while others are modular.

This is among the first 80PLUS Gold-certified units ThinkComputers has seen. We recently reviewed the first 80PLUS Gold-certified PSU we’d seen, the Sparkle Gold Class 1250W. 80PLUS Gold means that the unit is at least 90% efficient at 20%, 50%, and 100% load. ThinkComputers has the review.

Special thanks to Cooler Master for providing us with the Silent Pro Gold 1200W Power Supply to review.

Features and Specs

  • Heat Transfer Technology ™ :
    A unique “L-shaped” heat-sink to remove heat from the PSU
  • Hybrid Transformer ™ :
    Unique design that combines heat-sink with transformer
  • Hyper Path ™ :
    Places IC close to transformers leading to huge efficiency ratings
  • Flat modularized cables provide easy cable management leads to better airflow
  • Compliance with the latest Intel standard ATX 12V V2.3
  • Operation with intelligent fan speed control
  • High reliability (MTBF> 100,000 hours)
  • Double Layer EMI Filter retrains noise and to avoid affect to users
  • Integrating Active PFC with PWN combo controller while increase efficiency
  • Multiple protection design (OVP/UVP/OPP/OTP/SCP/OCP)
  • Japanese-made capacitors
  • Single +12V rail up to 98A
  • Five-year warranty

Model RS-C00-80GA-D3
Type Intel Form Factor ATX 12V V2.3
SSI Form Factor EPS 12V V2.92
Dimension (W / H / D) 150 X 180 X 86 mm
5.9 x 7.09 x 3.4 inch
Input Voltage 90-264Vac (Auto Range)
Input Current 12.5 – 6A
Input Frequency Range 47-63Hz
PFC Active PFC (0.99)
Power Good Signal 100~500ms
Hold Up Time >17ms
Efficiency 90% typical
MTBF >100,000 hours
Protection OVP / UVP / OCP / OPP / OTP / SCP
Output Capacity 1200W
Max. Output Capacity 1440W
Operation Temperature 0~40°C (Nominal Input Voltage)
Regulatory CE / FCC / UL / TUV / C-Tick / GOST /
Fan 135mm Ultra Silent Fan
Certifications SLI / CrossFire / 80 Plus Gold
Connector M/B 20 + 4 pins x 1
CPU 4 + 4 pins x 2
PCI-e 6+2 pins x 4 / PCI-e 6 pins x 4
(One PCI-e 6+2 pins connector
extends to one PCI-e 6 pins connector)
SATA x 9 / Peripheral 4 pins x 4
Floppy 4 pins x 1

The Silent Pro Gold series comes in a gold and black box. There aren’t any pictures of the unit on the outside, but it does very prominently display the 80PLUS Gold logo. On the back of the box, the three patented technologies of the series are highlighted: HTT, Hyper Path, and Hybrid Transformer. More on those later in the review.

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The box is well-packed with foam and cables. Inside is a folio with some documentation, a modular cable bag, screws, power cable, and the unit itself.

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