Is the cooler master extreme power plus 700w good or bad
Hi i have a cooler master extreme power plus 700w and i hear bad reviews about it but is it enough to power my i5 3570k 8gb ram 60gb sd 1tbhdd z77 mobo 4 fans a heatsink and a 660ti or two
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The CM Extreme Power Plus series seems to be a major "fail". I think you may be able to get way with one 660ti, two I'd suspect it will fail quickly. In a review of the 600W (I could find none for the 700W made by the same manufacturer - Seventeam) by Gabriel Torres of Hardware Secrets, the 600W wasn't able to produce more than 475W with it's biggest issue being voltage stability on the 12V rail. Review of 600W here http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/1034/1 Hope this was somewhat helpful
Lets just say... pretty bad.
If you have the means or hell even $50.. i'd switch it to another unit. It is in no way, form or shape a 700w unit and is more comparable to a 400-450w unit. An inefficient design with low quality build and low safety features... i'd say pretty bad.