Author: Greg Baden
The Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid series of PSU’s is Cooler Masters first to have fully modular power supplies with integrated dual 7V fan ports. It is also one of the first to come equipped with a fan speed controller. The SPH are available in three wattages, 850W, 1050W (what we received) and 1300W. What’s also unique about these power supplies are that not only are they 80PLUS GOLD certified they also offer a 200W fanless mode, which only powers up the fan whenever the PSU uses more than 200W of power.
The Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W has a unique finish on it. It has a texture to it, but it’s also smooth at the same time. It doesn’t appear that it would leave fingerprints easy, so that’s a good sign.
On the top of the PSU you’ll find your standard PSU information, which includes your product information, power chart, and the 80PLUS GOLD sticker. On the side is the shortened name, SPH 1050W in a unique font, different from any Cooler Master product I’ve ever seen.
On the front of the power supply are all of your connections on this fully modular power supply. In the top left corner is a chart for the inputs, which going from right to left, starting from the top includes the cable which runs from the PSU to the fan controller, two fan ports, and two 8-pin CPU ports. The second row includes all of your SATA/Molex connectors, while the bottom row is composed of the four 6-pin PCI-e connections and the 24 pin motherboard connection. The back of the PSU is simple, a plain honeycomb vent fills up most of the back, with the Cooler Master logo, PSU slot and power switch on the left side.
The top of the PSU houses the 135mm honeycomb vent with aluminum frame finish.
The included fan controller is rather small, only about two inches deep. It’s a pretty basic fan controller with two knobs, one for controlling the PSU fan, the other for the system fans, and an auto/manual switch button in the middle.
The fan controller supports up to three system fans with 3-pin connections. The cables included with the power supply are flat, except for the 24-pin motherboard power cable and cable which connections the PSU to the fan controller. Some may find the flat cables to be annoying, but I find them nice since they’re much easier to flex for cable management.