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CoolerMaster Launches Three Budget Power Supply Units

CoolerMaster has launched three new budget-friendly PSUs: the B500, B600 and B700, which as the name suggests, have a capacity of 500 W, 600 W and 700 W, respectively.  With regards to the 12V rail, the B500 is rated for 24 amps, the B600 for 47 amps and the B700 for 55 amps.

The units also feature a temperature-sensitive 120 mm PWM cooling fan, an MTBF of at least 100,000 hours and an efficiency of 85 percent. As is the norm for entry-level power supply units, all three have a fixed design and provide a 20+4 pin motherboard connector, two 6+2 pin PCI-e connectors (four on the B700), a 4+4 pin connector, six SATA connectors, three molex and an adaptor for a 3.5" floppy drive.

The CoolerMaster B500, B600 and B700 power supply units are currently available with a recommended price of €39.90, €49.90 and €59.90, respectively.

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  • Oh just what we need from CoolerMaster.......more "budget" power supplies.

    In actual good news from CoolerMaster they do seem to have 3 new models coming up from....??!! Seasonic !!?? Yeah I almost fainted too. The new V series in 700, 850 and 1000 watts actually using Seasonic as an OEM. Amazing.
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  • Valentin_N
    I wonder what 80PLUS Certificate it would get. if it gets silver they would be very affordable PSU, especially the 500W.

    What is typical load by the way?
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  • ARICH5
    article said 85% so p;rolly bronze.
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  • Matsushima
    Bronze, if there is Active PFC.
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  • Thunderfox
    700 watts is entry level?
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    I'm sick of this "entry level" 500W units. No office PC consumes more than 300W. Part of my job is building quality office PCs for our clients (Intel Pentium Sandy Bridge CPUs, Corsair RAM, Corsair PSUs, Cooler Master cases, Asus or Intel motherboards) and the smallest I can find is Corsair CX430v2, which goes for $53 here. ONCE, I managed to find a 400W Seasonic. I don't understand why can't Corsair and others produce quality (Seasonic, or at least CWT as an OEM) units rated at 350W or so. An average prebuilt crappy office PC will have a 200 to 350W PSU that will break fast - but not because of not having enough wattage but because of bad components used. (It will often take out the other components with it.) By producing such small units, reputable brands could price them competitively and squish the no-names out of the prebuilt market AND have something for entry level PCs.
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  • janetonly42
    One thing I have learned over the years a good quality PS is critical to a stable rig. A bad/cheap power supply will cause all sorts of problems from random reboots to blue screens. Bad memory can cause random problems too, always test your memory when you receive it. Linux is good for that.
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  • InvalidError
    amk-aka-PhantomI'm sick of this "entry level" 500W units. No office PC consumes more than 300W.Even my gaming PC uses less than 150W (my UPS reports 186W load but that includes my modem, router, 24ports switch, USB hub and LCD) so I would be far more interested in high-quality (built to cleanly sustain 10-100% combined load), high-efficiency (gold/platinum) 200-250W PSU somewhere in the neighborhood of $55.

    Right now, I have a 650W Earthwatts simply because it was the only decent PSU my local PC store had in stock with long enough ATX/ATX12V cables to reach my motherboard's connectors.
    Funny that CM would announce a 'budget' lineup when their existing lower-end PSUs are already of questionable/passable quality.
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  • 4745454b
    Yeah, just what we need from CM, more "budget" PSUs.

    I'm a bit surprised by some of this. 85% efficiency doesn't say budget to me, nor does including a molex to floppy adapter. Almost seems that these are normal PSUs. I'm guessing they are cheap because they are using older group designs and probably are missing parts (MOV, filtering caps, etc) compared to more modern designs. BTW, I'd double check the amps on the 12V rail for the 8500. 34A would make much more sense instead of 24A. And would be more consistent with the other amps listed.

    I don't understand why can't Corsair and others produce quality (Seasonic, or at least CWT as an OEM) units rated at 350W or so.

    No money in it. People buy based on number of watts. Not enough people would buy a quality 300-350W PSU when they can get a 430-500W for the same price. The best lowend PSU you can probably find is one of those Bestec units. They aren't THAT bad. Or a fanless model as those are usually really good, but they will be pricey.

    Even my gaming PC uses less than 150W (my UPS reports 186W load...

    Then you need a new gaming PC:P My 7950 uses about what your whole system uses;)
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  • Onus
    Knowing what CM has released in the past, a rational individual must assume these are minimal-quality (almost junk) until they have received competent technical reviews.
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