This is the DIY PC builder dream. A fan-less power supply.
The Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid series are fully fanless upto 200W, after which the fans kick in to prevent the PSU committing suicide. This fully modular series comes bundled with a fan controller, where you can happily play with the PSU and upto three system fans. The slick looking controller you see in the picture sports a pair of dials, one for the PSU’s fan and the other for your three system fans.
The series is available in three models the 850W ($200), 1050W ($250), and 1300W ($300) models, each 80 Plus Gold Certified. Definitely not the cheapest on the block then, but again new technology does come at a premium. Remember the SSDs?
The cable connectors on this series
- Motherboard 24-pin: x1
- CPU 4+4 pin: x2
- SATA: x12
- Molex 4-pin: x5
- Fan Cable 3-pin: x3
- PCI Express 6+2: x8 (1300W); x6 (1050W, 850W)
Cooler Master designed the new PSUs with a single +12V rail with 105A on the 1300W, 82A on the 1050W, and 70A on the 850W.
All three models are available for retail now.