Cooler Master uses three new technologies in the Silent Pro Gold series: Heat Transform Technology (HTT), Hybrid Transformer, and Hyper Path.
HTT uses an L-shaped heatsink, which helps “guide airflow along the head sink to improve air circulation.” Hybrid Transformer combines the heatsink and transformer into one block, reducing the size of the two by 25% and reducing the power consumption of the unit, all while conducting heat better. Hyper Path places the integrated circuits closer to the transformers in order to increase the efficiency of the connection.
The Silent Pro Gold series is definitely a unit to consider for a high-end, power hungry computer. I don’t have information on the MSRP, but given the wattage and new technology, expect it to be above $200. 80PLUS Gold is a relatively new honor, so expect to pay for it for a while.
The undervoltage on the 5V rail and overvoltage on the 12V rail are suspect and would definitely need to be watched, were I to change out parts or add in more.
Overall ThinkComputers gives the Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W Power Supply an 8 out of 10 score.
- High wattage
- Mostly modular
- 80PLUS Gold certified
- Plenty of connectivity
- Not fully modular
- Likely difficult to find for a while
- Over/undervoltages uncomfortably close to range
- Likely to be very expensive for a while