By introducing increasingly innovative features, power-supply makers are vying for customers. These days, a low-noise, temperature-regulated 120 mm fan is the standard in nearly all power supplies. The same goes for the motherboard and drive connectors. The Real Power 450-Watt power supply made by Cooler Master is no exception. Its innovation lies in the detail, just take the wattage display and the user-friendly peripheral connector, for example. A small plastic box, which can be installed into an idle 3.5" bay, contains an analog display showing the current performance status. The power supply and status box are connected with one another via a special 80-cm cable.
450 Watts should be enough for starters
A performance display for the 3.5" bay