Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1250W (RS-C50-EMBA-D2)
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14 August 2008
Summary: The Real Power Pro 1250W unit is a product with impressive specifications and it is also very attractive, despite it not being a modular PSU. Additionally, the most imposing aspect of the PSU is the extremely high efficiency. The very high efficiency also keeps the unit cool even while drawing many hundreds of Watts, making it even more appealing to overclockers who insist on a very cool running system.
Excerpt: For a company that was first known as a manufacturer of OEM coolers, Cooler Master has certainly come a long way. Many newcomers to the world of computers may not remember those days, but I can recall when the only time you saw the Cooler Master logo was when you voided your warranty and cracked open the side of your manufactured PC. In the past few years, however, these folks have gone out of their way to make a name for themselves in the DIY market.
Summary: The Real Power Pro 1250W Power Supply is capable of providing enough juice to power a handful of typical computers, with connectors and capacity to spare! If only I could get my hands on a 24-pin motherboard connection splitter, I just might do exactly that.
The features and specifications of this unit are very impressive, and are obviously geared only to the extreme enthusiast who knows the investment made in this unit will last him for years to come.
Pros: » Should provide all the power an enthusiast could need for years and years, » Six 12V rails - Three rated for 20A and three rated for 28A, » High efficiency and power factor rating, » A total of nine PCI-e connectors is about as future proof as you can get, » Plenty of connectors and long leads should take care of any system
Cons: » Measured ripple on 5V rail approached what other manufacturers consider to be acceptable, » Single 12V rails are back in favor for a few reasons, » SATA drive connectors should be right-angle style, » Oversized housing may not fit in all cases, » Make sure AC circuit is rated for 16A or more