Author: Bob Buskirk
Installation & Testing
Installation of the Silent Pro M2 is just like any other power supply, although it is longer than many other power supplies, so make sure you have room for it. In our case we are installing in the Cooler Master Cosmos II so we did not have any issues installing the unit. The modular cables easily connect to the unit and route without any issues.
Now for testing, our test system is comprised of the following items:
Processor: Intel Core i7-3820
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Pro
Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
Memory: 16GB G.Skill RipjawsZ
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1500W
Storage: 750GB SATA II Drive
Cooling: Phanteks PH-TC14CS
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II with 6 fans
We will be running OCCT for 1 hour to stress test the power supply. Initial spot checks on the 3.3V, 5V and 12V rails are 3.34V, 5.12V and 12.29V respectively. Below you will find the results of our tests.
The 5V rail had the most ‘ripple’ as you can see from the graph above. All of the rails have a deviation 0.98%, which is great as we normally like to see 5% or below.