Cooler Master V1000 PLATINUM Power Supply Review
Cooler Master is one of the top brands when it comes to PC power supplies. And today we are reviewing a Cooler Master PSU from one of their newest V Platinum series product, the Cooler Master V1000 PLATINUM Power Supply.
The V Platinum series promises high-end performance for every type of PC user. Cooler Master have brought together innovation, experimentation, and user feedback to develop their latest high wattage, platinum efficiency power solution. V1000 PLATINUM power supply units offer an 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency certification, full-modular cabling, 100% Japanese capacitors, an operating temperature of 50Â°C, and a single/multi rail switch.
Now let's see what this new Cooler Master V1000 PLATINUM PSU has for us.
80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified : The efficiency of your power supply unit is important because it directly affects your system's performance and your power bill. The efficiency rating does not reflect the quality or reliability of a PSU. It only reflects the unit's ability to move power from the wall to your components. The higher a PSU's efficiency is, the lower the total amount of power it needs to power your system. The V Platinum has an 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency rating, meaning it has a guaranteed typical efficiency of 92%.
PERFORMANCE DRIVEN TOPOLOGY: The V Platinum is a professional grade PSU made for the everyday user. It's more than just the 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency rating. It's the performance, stability, reliability, lifespan, and so much more. That quality starts with the technology used on the inside. The full-bridge LLC resonant converter and DC-DC technology, made with 100% Japanese capacitors, work together to create a PSU that offers stable voltage outputs for safer, more reliableperformance and higher efficiency. Tailor the unit's performance to your needs with a hardware based single/multi-rail switch.
THERMAL REGULATION MODE: Thermal Regulation Mode keeps the V Platinum quiet and stable by maintaining a constant fan speed up to 60% of the maximum load. Once this threshold is breached, the system will increase the fan's rotation accordingly based on the thermal requirements of the current load. This system increases the lifespan of the power supply unit by keeping the fan under minimal stress without risking the safety or performance of the PSU or the system as a whole.
SINGLE/MULTI-RAIL SWITCH: The built in rail switch allows you to alter the PSU from single to multiple rails in order to tailor the unit's performance to your needs. Use multi-rail mode for normal use and single rail mode for specialized needs such as overclocking. Change modes with the flick of a switch .
IMPROVED PCI-E CABLE CONDUCTIVITY: The V Platinum series comes with 16AWG PCI-e cables. These are thicker than current industry standard 18AWG cables, meaning less heat resistance during use. The reduction in heat resistance improves efficiency and stability so your components can get the most out of that 80 PLUS Platinum rating. As an added bonus, the lower resistance means less ambient heat in your case being expelled from your cables, making your entire system safer and cooler than the same setup with standard issue cables.
DOUBLE BALL FAN BEARING: In order to meet the highest performance demands, the V Platinum's 135mm fan uses a double ball bearing. Though rarely used in power supply units, this special fan bearing can operate safely and reliably in temperatures up to 70Â°C. This considerably high safe maximum temperature allows users to safely conduct stressful operations such as mining and overclocking without having to worry about their PSU fan failing.
Cooler Master V1000 PLATINUM comes in a securely packaged box with PSU graphics, Model name and features highlights on front and the back of the box.
Inside the box
Box includes Cooler Master V1000 PLATINUM with cables, Power cable, PSU mounting screws and User manual
Cooler Master has done a great effort on aesthetics of the PSU. With a matte black paint and slight touch of White along with full black flat cables, gives the PSU a premium feel.
Cooler Master V1000 PLATINUM uses a 135mm double ball bearing Delta Fan (AFB1312M) rated at DC12v 0.38A, for all the PSU cooling needs.
The build quality of Cooler Master V1000 PLATINUM power supply board is excellent. Cooler Master is using top of the line components and 100% Japanese capacitors
Test system configuration -
Custom made DC Active dummy load PSU tester.
To test the PSU on my Active load test, I have manually increased the load in Amps on 12v first rail, 12v second rail, 5v and 3.3v rail to simulate 100%, 80% 50% and 20% load. Since this PSU is having only single 12v rail, so divided the load in half on both 12v loads on my tester.
5V stand-by and -12V supply was left at a constant 0.5amp load throughout the test run.
Maximum theoretical load handling capacity of my tester is somewhat around 1500W, but due to MOSFETs safe operating area (SOA) characteristics and thermal load handling capacity of the heatsinks, this tester can handle Max 1300W. For safety reasons I have also installed a thermal controller which turn OFF the attached PSU if temperature exceeds SOA specifications.
During test the PSU ran smoothly up to 1150W of load, when tried to pull more the PSU turned itself OFF showing the proper working of Overload protection .
- Excellent build quality
- Very quiet operation
- Fully Modular
- Single/Multi rail switch
- 10 years warranty
- Full Black Cables
- 80 Plus Platinum
Cooler Master V1000 PLATINUM is an excellent designed power supply from inside to outside with good voltage stability and 80 PLUS PLATINUM efficiency. With our Active Load testing, this PSU performed well, and PSU fan was little noticeable under full load too but was very quiet during rest of all test runs. PSU turned itself off with OCP when tried to pull over 1150 watts showing PSU is having all the protections active and working great.
Finally with Full modular design, 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency certification, Single/Multi rail switch and backed by a 10 year warranty makes Cooler Master V1000 PLATINUM the best option for high end gamer pc builder and specialized needs of overclockers; worthy of our PC TeK Reviews EXCELLENCE Award.