Let us now come from the technical data to the optical and practical criteria. The black metal chassis has a good finish and shows a lot of Gold.
At the power supply are the ATX/ATX 2.2 power cable and a 12V cable with two plugs for the CPU power attached and protected with black mesh plastic sleeves. Here is a picture with a bent view:
The large 120mm 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 120mm fan, another fan is not necessary on the power supply back. Here one can see the back of the power supply, where only the power switch and the socket for the 115V to 230V cable can be seen:
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 very 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. This can be and should be avoid:
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. On the right of the picture, one can see both 4-pin 12Volt plugs for the CPU power.
A look inside of the power supply shows a good processing and offers high-quality components, except of the already mentioned 85°C capacitors. Very special are the cooling fins inside of the Cooler Master power supply, where the heat is conducted over a hybrid copper alloy and aluminium heatsink. An efficient cooling increases the durability and lowers the necessary fan speed and noise level.
Result and general impression of the Cooler Master 600 Watt power supply unit …