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Cooler Master Reveals the Silent Pro Hybrid Series PSUs

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Cooler Master has revealed its new line of power supplies, the Silent Pro Hybrid series, which is fully modular and comes with a fan controller for the PSU and up to three system fans.

The Silent Pro Hybrid power supplies are part of Cooler Master’s first fully modular power supply series with integrated dual 7V fan ports. It utilizes a single powerful +12V rail that operates at over 90 percent efficiency and carries an 80Plus Gold certification.

One of the unique features of the new PSU is the integrated 7V fan power port and 5.25-inch drive bay fan controller. This provides the user the ability to control both the 135 mm power supply fan and up to three system fans. The fans speeds are adjustable independently via the two dials on the controller. For those that don't want to control the power supply fan speed, there is the option to switch between automatic and manual modes.


The Silent Pro Hybrid is the first to offer a "fanless" mode, which seeks to eliminate unneeded fan noise. The power supply fan can be completely turned off to essentially operate as if it were fanless. This mode persists until loads become greater than 200W. At this point, a safe mode will activate the fan and cool according to the level of the load.

Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid Specifications

Price and Availability
The Silent Pro Hybrid Series will be available in the U.S. and Asia in October, and European regions on November 2011. U.S. pricing is $199.99, $249.99 and $299.99 MSRP, respectively, at retail and online locations that carry Cooler Master, CM Storm, and Choiix products. Read more on the Silent Pro Hybrid series PSUs at their product page.
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    ikyung , October 5, 2011 6:11 PM
    1300W. Nice.
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    burnley14 , October 5, 2011 6:13 PM
    Looks awesome, but pretty pricey.
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    itzdanielp , October 5, 2011 6:17 PM
    105A on a single +12V rail 0_0 nicely done.
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    halls , October 5, 2011 6:25 PM
    I came in expecting a lower wattage, fanless PSU. If it has a fan, it's not "silent"!

    Still, looks like a cool product. Might be worth the price.
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    nordlead , October 5, 2011 6:30 PM
    Making the 24-pin motherboard and 8-pin CPU cables modular is completely pointless...
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    xcomvic , October 5, 2011 6:42 PM
    nordleadMaking the 24-pin motherboard and 8-pin CPU cables modular is completely pointless...

    But cool nonetheless. Wouldn't be "fully" modular if they left those on there:)  And you never know...maybe one day we'll move away from ATX and/or 24 AND 8 pin power to MBs...
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    pbrigido , October 5, 2011 7:07 PM
    It's amazing how much PSUs have changed over the last 10 years. I remember going to CompUSA to buy a 300w unit for my "new" P4 system and I thought 300 was pretty high.

    I wonder what the next major change will be in the PSU world?
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    AbdullahG , October 5, 2011 7:24 PM
    I hope this will be an improvement over the current Silent Pro series. CM hasn't been making well-performing PSUs. I hope these PSUs will give CM a good name in the PSU market.
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    cobra5000 , October 5, 2011 7:46 PM
    Overpriced, overpowered and who needs to adjust the fan on a PSU?
    If its good, you wont hear it anyway.
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    Soul_keeper , October 5, 2011 7:48 PM
    amazing how they ignore 80-90% of the market ...
    Most all of us don't need over 400W (even if many think otherwise)
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    Onus , October 5, 2011 8:07 PM
    Until such time as NONE of their PSUs have liar labels, and NONE of their PSUs are missing protections that they claim to possess (facts, not opinions; reviews at HardwareSecrets), Coolermaster will remain on my personal "Do Not Buy" list for being a dishonest business.
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    halcyon , October 5, 2011 10:25 PM
    Another nice product from Cooler Master. ...but I still like Corsair PSUs.
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    whysobluepandabear , October 5, 2011 11:11 PM
    hallsI came in expecting a lower wattage, fanless PSU. If it has a fan, it's not "silent"!Still, looks like a cool product. Might be worth the price.

    If you turn the fan off, it's "silent".

    "The Silent Pro Hybrid is the first to offer a "fanless" mode, which seeks to eliminate unneeded fan noise. The power supply fan can be completely turned off to essentially operate as if it were fanless. This mode persists until loads become greater than 200W. At this point, a safe mode will activate the fan and cool according to the level of the load."


    Even if the fan is running, if it doesn't add, or go above the ambient room noise, then technically it's "silent".


    Before you come back saying "Silence means absolutely no noise"....realize that true silence only exists in space. So by definition of how we use "silent", this PSU would fall into that category very nicely.



    Toodles.
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    deadlockedworld , October 5, 2011 11:50 PM
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    The Silent Pro Hybrid is the first to offer a "fanless" mode, which seeks to eliminate unneeded fan noise.


    This is not correct ... Seasonic has fanless gold rated PSUs.
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    lilotimz , October 6, 2011 12:50 AM
    Sounds like the Seasonic X series psu for some reason... hmm...
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    tecmo34 , October 6, 2011 1:46 AM
    deadlockedworldThis is not correct ... Seasonic has fanless gold rated PSUs.

    There is a slight difference between the two... Seasonic's doesn't have a fan and the CM has a fan which can be turned off, to essentially operate as if it were fanless.

    Cooler Master's claim is they are the first to offer a "fanless" mode by turning off the fan not to be the first to offer a fanless PSU.
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    livebriand , October 6, 2011 2:20 AM
    Coolermaster may have cool features, but how is the voltage regulation and ripple? I'll be sticking with my Seasonic, thank you very much.
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    eddieroolz , October 6, 2011 3:19 AM
    Variable fan speeds is a nice addition to the PSU package, though necessity can be questioned.
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    halcyon , October 6, 2011 10:51 AM
    I have no idea what PSU my Mac Pro uses, just that its rated at 1100w and is quiet. Good enough.
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    Nim Chimpsky , October 6, 2011 11:44 PM
    tecmo34There is a slight difference between the two... Seasonic's doesn't have a fan and the CM has a fan which can be turned off, to essentially operate as if it were fanless. Cooler Master's claim is they are the first to offer a "fanless" mode by turning off the fan not to be the first to offer a fanless PSU.

    The SeaSonic X Series has that/had that years ago, and it works automatically. Why would anyone want a manual fan controller for their PSU? (I know automatic is an option in this case; it should be the only option.)
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