We would like to thank Cooler Master for supplying the review sample.
Cooler Master has had a significant presence in the PSU market by mostly focusing on the mainstream- and medium categories, since their high-end models weren't all that competitive, facing off against opponents with far more current designs and better overall performance. CM’s favorite OEM, Enhance, although a good one, is apparently more familiar with budget-orientated units instead of cutting-edge designs that offer the highest possible performance, and CM has, as such, chosen to work with Seasonic, the OEM that has for many years now helped highly successful companies dominate the enthusiast market, on their new V Series. This collaboration will surely cause significant upsets to the PSU market, leading, in the end, to better products at lower prices through the competition it will generate, which will highly benefit the consumer. With only one company on top, things get out of control easily, but new strategies need to be devised to create competitive products with a better price/performance ratio if another large company claims a significant piece of the market pie.
The fresh V series consists of three models with 700 W, 850 W, and 1000 W capacity. Each features Gold efficiency, a fully modular cabling system, very high build quality, an FDB fan, and, finally, a warranty of five years. Today’s review sample is the strongest member of the series, and its model number is V1000. Like the other V units, this one is also based on Seasonic’s fresh KM3 platform Corsair's AX760 and AX 860 PSUs utilize, so we expect it to be a really strong performer.