Sunday, January 8th 2017

Cooler Master Unveils the MasterWatt Maker MIJ 1200 W Power Supply

At CES 2017, Cooler Master unveiled a limited edition of their MasterWatt line of power supply units: the MasterWatt Author ME 1200 W. As the name implies, this is a 1200 W power supply, rated at 80 Plus Titanium efficiency levels (which means >94% energy efficiency), though Cooler Master claims this PSU is able to achieve >95% efficiency levels. Built exclusively with Murata components, Cooler Master are presenting this one as the best power supply they've ever made, and they're therefore pitting it as a special, limited edition PSU, of which only a few thousand samples will be produced and sold: at an over $1000 price-tag.
Alongside this special, limited edition PSU, Cooler Master have also announced the impending availability of their MasterWatt Maker 1500 W PSU, for those discernible users who requires something short of a nuclear power core to power their PC's, which packs a 7-year warranty, revised and streamlined 3D technology, and is powered by a high-end, ARM-based digital signal processor.
Like other products on Cooler Master's MasterWatt line of PSUs, both the Limited Edition MasterWatt Maker MIJ 1200 W and the newly announced MasterWatt Maker 1500 W will feature Bluetooth support, for connecting with your smartphone through a Cooler Master App which allows you some degree of control over the PSUs workings.

Source: Thanks @P4-630!
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22 Comments on Cooler Master Unveils the MasterWatt Maker MIJ 1200 W Power Supply

#1
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
My PSU has <95% effeciency as well. :p

Also, where does the Analog in the title come from?
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#2
Raevenlord
News Editor
Frick said:
My PSU has <95% effeciency as well. :p

Also, where does the Analog in the title come from?
Doesn't, Frick. Apparent cross of totally unrelated information. Will have to re-check though. Thanks for the heads-up.
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#3
Camm
I'm all about great efficient PSU's but over $1k, give me a break :\.
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#4
PowerPC
Only 7 years warranty while some already give 10 years on their top PSUs. What cheapskates.
Not even fanless.
Who is expected to pay $1000 for this???
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#5
TheTop4884
How long is this PSU?
It seems very long..
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#7
bogami
It would be good if they have invested in cables at least as much , they have invested in the power supply than made corrections in the output with capacitors which are positioned on the cables. PSU also extended by 5 cm and spoils the overall look . Could be sleeveng dun on cables . I hate mosfets in the form of a sticker, which is so happily used without cooling surfaces. and I would like to see the PSU with good old metal mosfet s .
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#8
Hood
Presumably the extra $700+ is for the Bluetooth support, so you can whip out your phone and impress your friends with your geek chops. How sad...you can also do this with a $30 Bluetooth speaker.
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#9
Hood
darkangel0504 said:
My V1000 is still good ?
I know mine is, since it's OEM is Seasonic (KM3 platform, gold rated but bordering on platinum), for $200. But $1000? - has PC building become the latest hobby for super-rich dilettantes with more money than brains? First it was the $900 Phanteks Enthoo Elite, now this diamond-plated turd...what's next, an $1100 mouse with actual platinum buttons?
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#11
DOM
Haha $1,000 for a psu wow should be $1,200 to match the watts lol
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#12
Vlada011
Very nice power supplies. I mean they will fit perfect in any PC.
PSU Case is great.
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#13
Arrakis+9
Your paying for the R&D on the pcb + the nearly full computer controlling the PSU on top of that the hand built precision of the unit it self. Seems like a fair deal for what seems like a limited run or low batch product. Curious to see what Johnny guru says about it and were it will lead for future Cooler Master PSU's

Will definitely be watching.
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#14
Vlada011
This control is for androids and I use only iPhone because of that I never look apps for Androids.
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#15
terroralpha
Hood said:
I know mine is, since it's OEM is Seasonic (KM3 platform, gold rated but bordering on platinum), for $200. But $1000? - has PC building become the latest hobby for super-rich dilettantes with more money than brains? First it was the $900 Phanteks Enthoo Elite, now this diamond-plated turd...what's next, an $1100 mouse with actual platinum buttons?
one thing i can promise you is that "super rich" people would not spend this much money on something this stupid. especially when there are better products available for less money. this is targeted at morons who shell out their entire income tax refunds and bi weekly paychecks on stupid sh*t.
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#16
Vlada011
It's nice to see how CM offer excellent package for so expensive PSU.
Such things mean a lot to me.
Only negative thing is fan and price, I would like more to see San Ace inside because probably is more durable and better quality than 10$ worth CM, fan.
They should install some 30-35$ worth San Ace.

But this PSU case is best on market, fan could be replaced probably if someone like San Ace but than no more warranty.
They should install Sanyo Denki for 999$.




It would be nice to have such great PSU.
App for iPhone will not be available probably.
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#17
EarthDog
Lol, good stuff. What a ripoff.

Considering, if it was possible, one can run four 1080s and an intel cpu while overclocked on 1KW psu, I wonder why units like these and 1.5KW are still coming out!.
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#18
Vlada011
1200 and 1500W models are necessary.
No matter what people think. But any full tower case with watercooling and Intel 6-8-10 cores and 2 or more GPU should have at least 1200W PSU. Or if owner install 1500W it's not overkill. He only don;t like to come close to limitation. Want to feel free to install anything what physically could be installed on motherboard + fans + fan and pump controllers, etc.
It's bad to install in Obsidian 900D or Caselabs Magnum or Phanteks Etno Pro, Cosmos or some Big Lian-Li only 850W. Off course people will go at least on 1000 and in most case 1200-1500W.
Imagine 850W in Caselabs STH10... It's funny no matter what you have.
2 x 1000 or 1500W off course.
I have 1200W PSU in normal RIG where 750-800W is enough.
But I have 1200W and my fan is always disabled, i feel like I have fanless PSU.
Better than 750W and fan to spin on 1500RPM or to be hot.
Even 1200W is warm without fan.
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#19
EarthDog
In some cases...

Let's look at the latest generation however...

How about a 6950x, two 1080Ti's, a pump, 7 fans, 2 HDD, 1 pcie ssd, 1 2.5" ssd, 4x8gb ram. I'd run that overclocked to the max without worrying on a quality 900W PSU. Remember, Pascal only scales (out of the box) to two cards. Nkw if you went back a gen and went 3 980 tis.. you can have a point for over 1KW. :)
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#20
terroralpha
EarthDog said:
In some cases...

Let's look at the latest generation however...

How about a 6950x, two 1080Ti's, a pump, 7 fans, 2 HDD, 1 pcie ssd, 1 2.5" ssd, 4x8gb ram. I'd run that overclocked to the max without worrying on a quality 900W PSU. Remember, Pascal only scales (out of the box) to two cards. Nkw if you went back a gen and went 3 980 tis.. you can have a point for over 1KW. :)
a system like that could potentially draw around 800W. a 6950x will pull around 225W at 4.3GHz when doing CPU intensive junk. a single 1080 Ti when OCed can potentially draw around 250W, assuming you get one that OCs to over 2000MHz and doesn't throttle due to heat. the rest of the components are insignificant.

while you can run a system like this on a good 900W PSU wihtout worrying, your PSU's efficiency drops a noticeable amount at that load. and you're likely reducing the life of the PSU. for a system like that I'd probably go with a 1200W PSU. but definitely not this 1200W PSU.
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#21
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
EarthDog said:
Lol, good stuff. What a ripoff.
I thought that too until I read this review. I mean look at it.

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#22
EarthDog
I don't see LN2...

Ripoff.. :p

terroralpha said:
a system like that could potentially draw around 800W. a 6950x will pull around 225W at 4.3GHz when doing CPU intensive junk. a single 1080 Ti when OCed can potentially draw around 250W, assuming you get one that OCs to over 2000MHz and doesn't throttle due to heat. the rest of the components are insignificant.

while you can run a system like this on a good 900W PSU wihtout worrying, your PSU's efficiency drops a noticeable amount at that load. and you're likely reducing the life of the PSU. for a system like that I'd probably go with a 1200W PSU. but definitely not this 1200W PSU.
you can probably reach 800W+ stress testing.. not in gaming though..

Also, though it's technically true it's not in an efficiency sweet spot, the difference is typically 1%... hardly what I would call a noticeable amount however.

A quality psu should be able to run its labeled wattage for the life of its warranty. I'd happily run a quality 900w psu for what I listed without fear.
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