Cooler Master V Series 1000 W Review 8

Cooler Master V Series 1000 W Review

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Cooler Master V1000 Features & Specs
Max. DC Output1000W
Efficiency80 PLUS Gold
Operating temperature0°C - 50°C
ProtectionsOver Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Cooling135 mm FDB Fan (MGA13512XF-025)
Dimensions150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 170 mm (D)
Weight1.9 kg
ComplianceATX12V v2.30, EPS 2.92
Warranty5 years
Price (MSRP) at time of review (exc. VAT)$269.99 (€160 in the EU)

The PSU is 80 Plus Gold certified and can deliver its full power continuously at even up to 50°C, as the ATX spec recommends. It is equipped with all protection features except for OCP (Over Current Protection), since OCP is redundant to a single rail 1kW unit.

The fan used is, according to CM, equipped with a Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB), and the information that its manufacturer, Protechnic, provides proves this to be true. It is a high quality fan worthy of a PSU belonging to the high-end category.

With a length of 17 cm, the unit is a tad longer than most modern ones, but definitely still small for its high capacity. Its weight is on the low side since its high efficiency allows for smaller internal heatsinks. Finally, the warranty is long enough at five years, although the direct competition offers seven, and the price looks good for what the unit promises.

Cooler Master V1000 Power Specs
Max. Power25A25A83A3A0.5A
Total Max. Power1000W

The single +12V rail is powerful and can deliver up to 83 A of current, so it will easily feed an ultra high-end system with multiple VGAs. The minor rails are sufficiently strong, but the 5VSB rail should, ideally, deliver at least one more ampere, although 3 A will cover almost every sort of need.

Cables & Connectors, Power Distribution

Modular Cables
ATX connector (610mm)20+4 pin
4+4 pin EPS12V (685mm)2
6+2 pin PCIe (600mm+105mm) 8
SATA (460mm+95mm+95mm)8
4 pin Molex (450mm+100mm)2
4 pin Molex (460mm+100mm) / FDD (+100mm)2 / 1

The V1000 has an adequate number of PCIe connectors to power up to four high-end VGAs. The number of SATA connectors, on the other hand, looks small for its category given that lower capacity units feature similar connectors in the two digits. We would also like to see at least two additional 4-pin Molex connectors. CM might have been generous with PCIe connectors, but they were rather conservative with the number of peripheral ones. Thankfully, the length of all cables will suffice in all cases, and you won't come across any compatibility issues, even in full tower enclosures. But there is a catch here: the distance amongst peripheral connectors is too small and should at least be 3-5 cm more. Finally, all connectors utilize the standard 18AWG gauges, which allow for good flexibility and relatively low voltage drops.

Since this PSU features a single +12V rail, we do not have anything to comment on about its power distribution.
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