In-House Review: Cooler Master Real Power 450W PSU

@ 2004/07/28
Cooler Master making power supplies? We put their newest 450W creation through a series of tests on our fully equipped torture bench, does the Real Power survive? Read on to find out!

Comment from wutske @ 2004/07/28
If the first rail can handle all the rest .
Comment from wutske @ 2004/07/28
Maybe 226 is a bit too much . But an 80 watter can easely run on the second 12V rail.
Comment from jmke @ 2004/07/28
I had a 172Watt pelt, tried to aircool it, this was the result, sorry for the dutch, it was during a test a while back...

Quote:
setup

--SP94--
-coldplate-
-172watt pelt-
-coldplate-
--P4 2.4C--

Booten in BIOS. Na 15seconden temp van CPU is 16°C en blijft dalen (room temp is 22°C)

maar er komt HETE lucht uit PSU.. en een hete geur van metaal/plastiek dat niet meer meekan komt er vrij.

Powered down the system.

ga een dedicated PSU moeten gebruiken voor pelt vrees ik, + ga ik die waterchill met die pelt combineren.. de SP-94 was heet na die 15seconden...

172watt + 120watt van CPU = a lot
Comment from Xploited Titan @ 2004/07/28
Quote:
Originally posted by piotke
I'll soon have a dual Volari V8, needs a lo of juice
Watcha gonna do with a Volari? need some extra fans in your case?
Comment from wutske @ 2004/07/28
Hook up a 226W pelt, should have ~19A@12V :grin:
Comment from jmke @ 2004/07/28
more then 6800Ultra?
Comment from piotke @ 2004/07/28
I'll soon have a dual Volari V8, needs a lo of juice
Comment from Xploited Titan @ 2004/07/28
Just take big resistance
Comment from jmke @ 2004/07/28
I'll need more powerhungry hardware to achieve that, I have some SCSI disks I could use, or if I can get my hands on 5 more SATA drives...
Comment from Xploited Titan @ 2004/07/28
Quote:
Originally posted by jmke
I still have the TrueControl, but I was wondering how I could test those PSU head 2 head and come up with a "winner".

Both PSU's will have no trouble powering very "loaded" systems, so how do you determine which one is best?
Just see how much you can drain till they become unstable...
Comment from jmke @ 2004/07/28
yep a digital readout would have been more accurate for taking read-outs, but less "cool" looking.

this PSU will be put to test on various test configurations, so I can test durability and reliability, but it will take some time

until now a GlobalWin 520W psu has been powering 90% of the test setups without hickups
Comment from Sidney @ 2004/07/28
The question remains; long term reliability - for a newcomer in PSU, CM has put together the right stuffs (although I like to see a digial readout wattage meter over the analog).

At the end the customers will be the judge; value/performance ratio.
Comment from jmke @ 2004/07/28
I still have the TrueControl, but I was wondering how I could test those PSU head 2 head and come up with a "winner".

Both PSU's will have no trouble powering very "loaded" systems, so how do you determine which one is best?
Comment from Sidney @ 2004/07/28
What a power supply should be; I'm sure the pricing here would be lower. And, I am not surprised to see this PSU to be packaged with CM top chassis in the near future.

Hmmmmm, is Lian-Li coming up with it's own PSU???
Comment from Xploited Titan @ 2004/07/28
Well, if you don't have a TrueControl anymore, I've got mine... (But that means I'd be with the tester to look after my baby )
Comment from jmke @ 2004/07/28
that would require one never changing test platform to be used, and all PSU's need to be tested on that same PC, however not all of those PSU's are in [M]-Europe's possession

Piotke has a 14-way PSU roundup coming up vewwy soon
Comment from Xploited Titan @ 2004/07/28
Impressive, but I don't think it's reasonable to change my TrueControl for that baby...

Btw, can we see the performance of all tested PSU's on one page? So we can compare stability and power of all tested PSU's... Some kind of database...

 

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