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Cooler Master Demos V-Series 80+ Gold PSUs

Cooler Master's new V-Series range of power supplies are aimed at the enthusiast user and will be initially consist of three models, the V700, V850, and V1000 which provide 700 W, 850 W and 1000 W respectively. All variants are 80+ gold certified which means they they will deliver a 90 percent efficiency at a 50 percent load and approximately a 87 percent efficiency whilst idle.

The unit also features a respectable MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) of 100,000+ hours and has all the expected safety and quality certificates that we can expect from performance power supplies. Interestingly, the folks over at Guru3D have noted that under the hood the unit might actually just be a Seasonic unit, one of the industry's most renowned manufacturers.

The V-Series power supplies will also all be fully modular and allow users to even remove the 24-pin motherboard and 8-pin connector if they somehow find the need to do so.

Unfortunately there is no word on pricing, availability or a release timetable at this time.

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Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • echondo
    5 days late, interesting...
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  • wildkitten
    echondo5 days late, interesting...I love all these snarky comments from ignorant people such as yourself about how Tom's so late on news (yet you are obviously here reading it anyway though supposedly already knew it).

    Tom's is a site that doesn't report first hand on news themselves. They do testing and benchmarking on hardware and compile news articles from other sites and place the most pertinent and relevant for the type of site they are on their web site. So of course these news articles are going to be a few days older, but also odds are, most people won't have read all of the news stories on other sites as well, so it provides a very nice and needed function.
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  • unksol
    No matter how nice, and how impressive the specs, and no matter who actually made them, the fact is it's a PSU. That says cooler master on it.

    That's a stigma that just doesn't go away.

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  • Dupontrocks11
    unksolNo matter how nice, and how impressive the specs, and no matter who actually made them, the fact is it's a PSU. That says cooler master on it. That's a stigma that just doesn't go away.
    Everyone used to stay away from Rosewill PSUs, and recently they have become extremely popular. Why not give Cooler Master a second chance as well?
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  • djangoringo
    If it's from seasonic, then it will be a quality unit, though, the brand itfself is stained with the models like the extreme plus and gx, which are junk, and with fake wattage(extreme plus).
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  • djangoringo
    djangoringoIf it's from seasonic, then it will be a quality unit, though, the brand itfself is stained with the models like the extreme plus and gx, which are mostly junk, and with fake wattage(extreme plus), poor efficiency and high ripple and noise levels.
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  • blazorthon
    unksolNo matter how nice, and how impressive the specs, and no matter who actually made them, the fact is it's a PSU. That says cooler master on it. That's a stigma that just doesn't go away.
    People have said the same to me about Rosewill, yet some of their PSUs such as their newer Capstone and Tachyon PSUs have been quite excellent. I'd at least give Cooler Master a chance with some of their models if they're good enough and priced well enough.
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  • unksol
    blazorthonPeople have said the same to me about Rosewill, yet some of their PSUs such as their newer Capstone and Tachyon PSUs have been quite excellent. I'd at least give Cooler Master a chance with some of their models if they're good enough and priced well enough.
    Rosewill's were never AS bad. They just don't have the "horror" factor coolermaster manages to create And they are generally known for good prices/value.

    Coolermaster is known for junk but tries to act like a higher end brand and charges a high price for the "privilege" of owning it. It's a little different.

    I just don't see this coming in at a good price considering what they charge for PSUs that are basically garbage. And if they KEEP putting out things like the extreme power plus series... I'm adverse to recommending anything from a company who lies to people who don't know better... If they want to change across the board... Ok.

    I'm not saying I wouldn't ever get one. My current PSU is a 3 year old 1000W cooler master silent pro. For the price I got on sale, way it's built, and what I needed it was good. It would just have to be a hell of a deal and their reputation won't just go away because they wanted a gold series PSU and were FORCED to have good quality to get one.
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  • unksol
    blazorthonPeople have said the same to me about Rosewill, yet some of their PSUs such as their newer Capstone and Tachyon PSUs have been quite excellent. I'd at least give Cooler Master a chance with some of their models if they're good enough and priced well enough.
    Rosewill was never AS bad and are known for lower end/value and improving. They dont have the "horror" factor like cooler master Cooler master is known for trying to act high end but selling garbage PSUs at a high price. It's a little different.

    I have a 3 year old 1000W coolermaster silent pro. For the build quality, price on sale, and what I needed it was good. I'm not saying never. But recommending a brand that lies to trick people who don't know better is a stretch.

    They need to STOP selling trash and meet the wattage they say across the board. They can't just put out one series because they wanted a gold option. A gold PSU HAS to be high quality just to get to gold level....
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  • unksol
    Alright. It wouldnt show on the news page at all. I can't edit/delete the repost. 404 error. Sorry guys. This "improved" system is buggy as hell
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