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Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W

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Posted October 4, 2011 by Jake in Cases & PSU

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It was only a few years ago when we would look at, say, a 750W power supply, and knew that it had more than enough juice to power some of the most demanding computer systems out there. Fast forward to present day and we look at what is available on the market, we see monstrous processors now the norm, and gaming rigs with multiple graphics cards. Throw in some aggressive overclocking and we’ve got a behemoth system that’ll drink power like it’s going out of style. And thus we have the rise of the Kilowatt power supply.

Even with companies touting the "green" banner around the field the trend for more power remains as strong as ever. This leaves the arduous task of making power supplies that are up to the task, of keeping our rigs running smooth and sufficiently powered, to companies like Cooler Master.

Cooler Master is launching a new power supply, the Silent Pro Hybrid. It’s a variation of their previous Silent Pro series lineup, continuing to features 80PLUS Gold efficiency, modular design, and a sleek aesthetic. But the Hybrid changes things, bringing an innovative new feature, as it runs in a fanless mode when under light loads. Operating silently until the need for more power and higher temperatures kick the fan into gear, there’s also a front panel fan controller included as well as part of the package, allowing users to control the unit’s fan directly, as well as a few case fans tossed in for good measure.

Good looks and nice features will only get you so far though, as performance is what matters in the end. Coming with a price tag of $249, the Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid looks to offer great performance for the price. Let’s find out if that is indeed the case or not.

Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry’s best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.  The cornerstones of Cooler Master’s philosophy are innovation, speed, and customer satisfaction, ensuring Cooler Master is the supplier that the companies rely on to deliver the best thermal solutions, creating a win-win situation both for Cooler Master its customers.

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