It wasn’t long 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. We’ve seen 80Plus Bronze certified units become the absolute minimum requirement for modern systems; in fact, they’re nothing to brag about. Silver and Gold rated units have become more popular and commendable, but of late we’ve started seeing a few more 80Plus Platinum certified power supplies, and today we’re looking at one from Cooler Master: the Silent Pro Platinum 1000W.
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 $250, the Cooler Master Silent Pro Platinum 1000W looks to offer great performance for the price. Let’s find out if that is indeed the case or not.