Tuesday, October 4th 2011

Cooler Master Announces Silent Pro Hybrid Power Supply Series

Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, is proud to announce a world’s first in power supply technologies, the Silent Pro Hybrid Series. Equipped with fully modular cables, centralized control of power supply and system fans, a noise-free operation mode, and an included 5.25” drive bay fan controller module, the Silent Pro Hybrid Series becomes the industry benchmark to aspire to.

A New Revolution
Silent Pro Hybrid represents a paradigm shift in the way power supplies will be perceived within a system setup. It includes the features that many enthusiasts demand such as full control over cable management with fully modular cables, over 90% efficiency with 80Plus Gold Certification, noise-free operation, and other value-added features that ensure these users get the most out of their purchase.

Direct Fan Control
With a power supply integrated 7V fan power port and included 5.25” drive bay fan controller module, the Silent Pro Hybrid Series removes the middleman by taking an unnecessary load off of the motherboard. This direct connection between power supply and fan controller provides the user with immediate on-the-fly control over the 135mm Super Silent Hydraulic Bearings power supply fan and up to 3 other system fans. The power and system fan speeds are adjusted independently via two dials. Users may determine the level of control they would like to wield by switching between automatic and manual modes for the power supply fan.

Noise-free Operation
The first to offer a “fanless” mode, the Silent Pro Hybrid Series seeks to eliminate unneeded fan noise. The power supply fan can be completed turned off to essentially operate as if it were fanless. This mode persists until loads become greater than 200W. At this point, a safe mode will activate the fan and cool according to the level of the load.

Simple Setup and Maintenance
Needs differ between systems and a fully modular cable setup allows the user to determine what is critical to their setup. This individualized approach provides for easier management of cables that open the door for a professional cable routing look with less overall effort. Maintenance and upgrades on the main power supply unit become extremely efficient and effective. Upgrade from one wattage to another by simply detaching all cables from the power supply and replace it with another, more powerful, unit in the Silent Pro Hybrid Series. All of this is done without disconnecting cables from the system itself. A computer can now be back up and running to work or game in a matter of seconds.

Price and Availability
The Silent Pro Hybrid Series will come in 850W, 1050W, and 1300W models and will be available worldwide in October 4th, 2011 for $299.99 (1300W), $249.99 (1050W), and $199.99 (850W) at retail and online locations that carry your favorite Cooler Master, CM Storm, and Choiix products.

For more information, visit the product pages.
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18 Comments on Cooler Master Announces Silent Pro Hybrid Power Supply Series

#1
KieranD
Pretty pointless having the cpu and motherboard connectors modular as every computer will be using those.
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: KieranD
Pretty pointless having the cpu and motherboard connectors modular as every computer will be using those.
Agreed.









Any chance of a review of this product to see if it really is "silent" ?
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#3
dirtyferret
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Agreed.









Any chance of a review of this product to see if it really is "silent" ?
are you doubting the silence of the "135mm Super Silent Hydraulic Bearings power supply fan"? I could understand if it was a 135mm silent fan but this is a Super Silent fan.
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#4
popswala
My two cents, that fan is silent. Also having the whole thing modular is nice imo cause you don't have wires in your way when installing or moving the psu around. Its not that hard to just plug a cable in.
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#5
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
having a 'hybred' PSU is nothing new.

Zalman had their 'hybred' XT line of PSUs a few years back. good PSUs but rather expensive. I think theyve more or less been discontinued now as google turns up only a handful of retailers when. the wattage only went up to 770w and the currently priced at £132 for that particular model. my Corsair 1050w Pro was a tad more expensive. but i get 280w more for the price i pay
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#7
ensabrenoir
Way to go cm...your a motherboard and a cpu away from a whole c.m. system
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#8
KieranD
by: popswala
My two cents, that fan is silent. Also having the whole thing modular is nice imo cause you don't have wires in your way when installing or moving the psu around. Its not that hard to just plug a cable in.
Why would they need to make those modular though? Id rather have those hard wired.
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#9
theJesus
$200 seems a bit steep for 850w I think. Can we get a review here so I can see if the extra features justify the extra price? :D Pretty please?
by: KieranD
Pretty pointless having the cpu and motherboard connectors modular as every computer will be using those.
Makes it easier to install.
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#10
Chaitanya
Pretty pointless having the cpu and motherboard connectors modular as every computer will be using those.
Also fully modular supply means more chance of short circuit chances. I stay clear of most full modular supplies. :rockout:
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#11
theonedub
habe fidem
by: KieranD
Why would they need to make those modular though? Id rather have those hard wired.
If you ever have to RMA a fully modular PSU, all you do is pull the cords and send in the PSU itself- spares you from having to tear apart and redo your cable management (and if you are someone who likes to keep a clean setup, thats at least a few hours saved).

Granted, you would hope that a PSU is solid enough to where you never need to RMA, but even the best PSUs can fail.
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#13
BazookaJoe
by: KieranD
Pretty pointless having the cpu and motherboard connectors modular as every computer will be using those.
Have to agree with others - you couldn't be more wrong.

When working in a very "FULL "machine it can be a small miracle to be able to disconnect EVERYTHING when doing maintenance - I have a few Modular PSU with FIXED motherboard cables - and those are the thickest , heaviest and most difficult to work with of all - its a nightmare trying to get them in and out without stripping the PC all together.

I'd personally pay an extra 20$ JUST for the Motherboard link to also be removable.
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#14
fochkoph
Got to admit, I do like the exterior styling of Cooler Master PSUs. The Silent Pro Gold series look nice with their simple lettering as does this series.
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#15
mav2000
by: BazookaJoe
Have to agree with others - you couldn't be more wrong.

When working in a very "FULL "machine it can be a small miracle to be able to disconnect EVERYTHING when doing maintenance - I have a few Modular PSU with FIXED motherboard cables - and those are the thickest , heaviest and most difficult to work with of all - its a nightmare trying to get them in and out without stripping the PC all together.

I'd personally pay an extra 20$ JUST for the Motherboard link to also be removable.
Not to mention, ease of sleeving....:toast:

Seriously, fully modular PSU's make sleeving and remaking wires a whole bunch easier.
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#16
TC-man
by: KieranD
Pretty pointless having the cpu and motherboard connectors modular as every computer will be using those.
Well, you could replace them with a shorter or longer, depending on what size your PC case is? Extra long cable for a Big Tower case, for example, especially most modern PC case place the PSU on the bottom of the case. Nothing wrong with it, although most people probably won't need it.
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#17
chodaboy19
Seasonic power supplies are "hybrid" in that sense. Their fans stay off until a certain power/temperature limit is reached.
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#18
entropy13
The design around the fan makes it look like an Enermax (or an FSP Aurum) PSU.

Any info about the OEM though? Seasonic? Great Wall? Flextronics? CWT?
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