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Cooler Master i700

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Posted August 19, 2013 by Jake in Cases & PSU

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Price at time of Review: $80 ($69 after rebate)
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Simple black styling; Very affordable; Good performance; 80PLUS Bronze
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Not modular; Noisy fan at load; Cable lengths sufficient only for mid-tower case
 
BOTTOM LINE:
A solid, affordable no-frills power supply for enthusiasts on a modest budget.
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Overview

Below are the features, from Cooler Master:

“Operating on a powerful single +12V rail system, i Series makes itself perfectly suited for powering graphics cards and other demanding system components. This is achieved through the inclusion of higher quality components and process improvements that allow for high efficiency of 85% or more that results in increasing each models overall value for users.”

  • Single +12V rail provides ample power and strong resistance to any overloading
  • Compliance with Intel ATX12V V2.3
  • Dual protection from electromagnetic interference
  • Intelligent Fan Speed Control
  • Multiple Protection Design (OVP/OCP/OPP /SCP)
  • More than 85% efficiency at typical load operation
  • High reliability (MTBF > 100,000 hrs)

The particular specifications are below:

  • Model: RS700-ACAAB1-US; RS-700-ACAA-B1
  • Type: lntel ATX 12V V2.3
  • PFC: Active PFC (>0.9 typical)
  • Dimension: 150 x 140 x 86mm / 5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inch
  • Input Voltage: 90-264Vac
  • Input Frequency Range: 50-60Hz
  • Fan: 120mm
  • Efficiency: >85%@ Typical Load
  • MTBF: >100,000 Hours
  • Protection: OVP / OCP / OPP / SCP
  • Operation Temperature: 0~40°C
  • Regulatory: CE, UL, FCC, CCC
  • Connectors:
    • MB 20+4 Pin x 1
    • CPU12V 4+4 Pin x 1
    • PCI-e 6+2 Pin x 4
    • SATA x 9
    • 4Pin Peripheral x 3
    • 4Pin Floppy x 1
  • Warranty: 5 years

The box for the i700 is very plain; it’s a simple cardboard box with black ink used. You can’t get much more basic than this, and considering it’s a budget power supply, it’s not surprising to see this. Besides, who actually sits and looks at the box after you remove the unit anyways (assuming you even keep the box)? Yes, we’d rather have those savings passed onto consumers than used towards a fancy box. We see the name of the unit, some basic information, and the fact that this power supply is 80PLUS Bronze certified, which is good to see for this price range and wattage.

The rear of the box contains a bit more detailed information about the features and specifications.

The accessories included are unsurprisingly extremely minimal: User’s Manual, mounting screws, and power cable. Barebones, but everything you need to get up and running.

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