Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W
The Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W POWER SUPPLY is a very attractive power supply, aesthetically speaking, as it has a scratch and fingerprint-resistant coating in a sleek matte black finish. This gives a a simple and elegant style that will fit into just about any system build. However, as we know, looks are only a small part of the equation with power supplies, as features and performance are where things are decided.
In terms of features, the Silent Pro Hybrid is innovative with its inclusion of a fan controller. More precisely, it’s the ability of the unit to operate in a fanless mode with low loads and temperatures, that is truly unique. This certainly keeps noise levels to a minimum, as the fan is certainly audible when the loads ramp up anad the unit is pushed harder.
From a performance standpoint, the Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid has an 80+ Gold certification rating and performed extremely well in the voltage regulation tests, and the fan also helped keep the unit cool as the loads ramped up. However, the ripple results weren’t particularly impressive, but they were withing spec, though not by much.
Set to launch with a price tag of approximately $249 USD, this is reasonable for a unit in this power segment, especially considering the versatility of the fanless mode here and the "bonus" front panel controller.
The Pure Point: A sleek and versatile kilowatt power supply that’s loaded with features and well priced, the Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W is a great option.