Summary: Cooler Master is a name synonymous with enthusiast computer desktop builds. You have likely purchased one if not more of its products in the past if you build your own boxes. The GXII line popped up on our radar recently, as we were seeing it on many brick and mortar computer store shelves, so we...
Excerpt: Shortly after purchasing a Pentium 4 based PC back in 2001, my parents had to get it repaired several times because parts kept failing. First, the CPU went out, then the motherboard, and finally the power supply.
Pros: USB power while off, Sleeved Cables, 5-year Warranty
Cons: Only three SATA power connectors per SATA cable, Claims SLI/Crossfire ready but only has 2x 6+2 PCI-E, Voltage drop under full load
Excerpt: Sometimes it is hard to think of anything to say, or write about. I am having a particularly tough time right now trying to decide how to open up a dialogue with you, the reader. What can I say that will gather your interest and simultaneously give me a segue into the topic of discourse?
Pros: Stable Power Delivery on All Rails at All Loads, Innovative USB power always on, Good Looking Sleeving on Cables, 5-year Warranty
Cons: Only three SATA power connectors per SATA cable, Claims SLI/Crossfire ready but only has 2x 6+2 PCI-e, Always on USB power can detract from the clean look coveted by modern builders, Not modular
Excerpt: Coolermaster's been on a bit of a roll lately. After partnering up with Seasonic, they released several awesome new V series units and instantly upped their game to a new level. Today, I'm looking at one of their new bargain units, the GX II 750 watt model.