Cooler Master V750 Gold Power Supply Review

The Cooler Master V750 Gold achieves a satisfactory overall performance, but it is expensive and quite noisy, once stressed.

Cooler Master V750
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Because of tariffs, the price of the V750 Gold is sky-high at $140, and to make matters worse, it has limited availability in the US market. You will only find it in CM's official store. The overall performance is satisfactory, yet not high enough to threaten the popular choices in this category, namely the Seasonic Focus Plus Gold with similar capacity, and the Corsair RM750x and RM750 models. Nonetheless, the V750 has good build quality, it uses a fluid dynamic bearing fan and all of its capacitors, both electrolytic and polymer ones, are of high quality.

The ripple suppression is good, despite the lack of in-cable caps which can be annoying during the cable routing and management processes. Yet, those caps can also help in transient response, which is of tremendous importance for every power supply since there are no static loads in real-life conditions. Unfortunately, the V750 Gold only has mediocre performance with transient loads, and since it doesn't have an NTC thermistor, the inrush current readings with 115V input are high. Strangely enough, this is not the case with 230V. Another complaint is the lack of an MOV in the transient filter. This can create considerable problems in the case of voltage spikes and surges, originating from the mains network.

With the price tag set at such a high level, I don't see a reason for users not preferring to get something else. Both Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750W (opens in new tab) and the Corsair RM750x (opens in new tab) are notably more affordable and widely available through big online stores (Amazon, Newegg, and others). Cooler Master should either cut the price of the V750 by at least $30 or upgrade the platform, including the necessary protection features that are currently missing (Surge & Inrush).

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Disclaimer: Aris Mpitziopoulos is Tom's Hardware's PSU reviewer. He is also the Chief Testing Engineer of Cybenetics and developed the Cybenetics certification methodologies apart from his role on Tom's Hardware. Neither Tom's Hardware nor its parent company, Future PLC, are financially involved with Cybenetics. Aris does not perform the actual certifications for Cybenetics.

Aris Mpitziopoulos
Contributing Editor

Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.

  • Dark Lord of Tech
    Another V series 750w from Cooler Master :unsure: Chicony , not a good choice.

    Thanks Aris , great review.
    Reply