Let us now come from the technical data to the optical and practical criteria. The black metal chassis has a good finish and all hard wired cables are protected with black mesh plastic sleeves.
Here is a picture with a bent view of the GX Bronce power supply with its big cable-clew:
The large 120 mm thermal regulated fan attached at the lower surface sucks the air flow into the power supply and blows the warmed up air without another fan through the small holes out of the power supply. The fan is silent and it’s nearly impossible to recognize the sound of the fan inside of a PC.
Thanks to the good cooling over the 120mm fan, another fan is not necessary on the power supply back. Here one can see the back of the power supply, where one can see only the power switch and the socket for the 115V to 230V cable:
As already mentioned on the first page, the Cooler Master GX Bronze PSU is build unfortunately non-modular, so it’s necessary to place all cables inside of the PC case, even if they’re not needed. So the aeration and/or heat dissipation from the PC case is not as good as modular ones and more creativity for stowing away the cables is necessary.
The SATA cable is as seen on some other PSUs unfavorably designed, since the rear cap can get off easily, whereby the contacts on the back of the plug are opened. Coolermaster showed with the plugs of their Silent Pro M500 PSU, how to solve this in a better way.
In order to save the costs of additional adapters, the 20-pin plug (up to ATX 2.1) can be converted very simply to a 24-pol ATX plug. This is for some users a bit fiddly, but it’s difficult to solve this in a better way.
A look inside of the power supply shows a good processing and offers except of the 85°C capacitors high-quality components.
An efficient cooling increases the durability and lowers the necessary fan noise level.
Result and general impression of the Cooler Master 650 Watt Bronze power supply unit …