Let us now come from the technical data to the optical and practical criteria. The black metal chassis has a good finish and the hard wired ATX/ATX 2.2 power cable, the two PCI-E and both 12V cables for the CPU power are protected with black mesh plastic sleeves.
Here is a picture with a bent view of the Silent Pro Gold power supply:
The large 135mm 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 very quiet and it’s nearly impossible to recognize the sound of the fan inside of a PC.
Thanks to the good cooling over the 135mm 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 Coolermaster Logo, the power switch and the socket for the 115V to 230V cable:
As already mentioned on the first page, the Cooler Master SilentPro Gold PSU is build modular and provides thanks to individually connectable cables a cleared up PC. This provides a better aeration and/or heat dissipation from the PC case to increase the hardware durability.
The SATA cable is however unfavorably designed, since the rear cap can separate 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 high-quality components. Very special are the heatsink fins inside of the Cooler Master power supply.
The high-quality 105°C capacitors achieve a higher durability than conventional 85°C Elcos and an efficient cooling increase the durability again and lowers the necessary fan noise level.
Result and general impression of the Cooler Master 1000 Watt power supply unit …