Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 460W (RS-460-PMSR-A3)
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It outlived its usefulness?
Lucas F., Newegg
14 March 2013
Summary: I would really like to see Cooler Master make straight modular power supplies. Weird flow designs like the Norco racks need to be uncluttered really bad. Now that I have a tried and true PSU with no purpose I'll probably use it when building a system for a friend.
Pros: I honestly can't remember why I bought this. My order history shows Norco stuff so I assume it was for that. The same model PSU was in the rack more than a year before I got this one. The straight through airflow design was very hard to find for under $40 so I probably snagged this to minimize do...
Cons: Rather than blow up like every other PSU, the failure stops here. Both units have run 3-4 years and the recent one outlived its usefulness. So, bad job Cooler Master, you made something indestructible? Now do it again! :)
Pros: If you're using a Norco 2U, you need an ATX that 'blows through' - not too easy too find; most PSU's these days 'suck from' the top, with a large fan - won't work in a server chassis, as the lid is +- 1/4" from the PSU top... This un'l do the trick!
Cons: None yet - way more power than needed for an eight drive 4GHz Clarkdale driven server...
Summary: removed it and put and comp for dad. he'll never know. got a new 400w one for myself. now i might have to much cable but that is better then not enough.
Pros: worked great but
Cons: i had to add a few inches to some of the cables going to the hard drive and cd drive this item was for the the smallest case out thier and was still to short by 2-3 ins had to leave the hard drive dangling loose
Summary: I deducted 1 egg because I feel this isn't the best PSU you can buy for the money or in its price range. Its starting to show its age, however if you need a reliable PSU for a low wattage system then I'd highly recommend this over similarly priced (High wattage / lower quality) units.
Pros: Cheap and reliable. I've used this in a home server for a couple of years. Rear facing fan is great for cramped, heat challenged cases and it was nearly inaudible. Decent supply of basic connections.
Cons: No 8-pin connector. Probably due to its age, however using an adapter works just fine on my Gigabyte AMD785. No PCI-E power connectors, but then again this isn't much of a gaming PSU so I wouldn't count it against it.