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Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1250W Power Supply Review -

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Product: Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1250W Power Supply
Date: August 8, 2008
Author: Colin Dean
Edited By: Bob Buskirk
Provided By: Cooler Master
Pages: 1 2 3 4
Discussion: Discuss in Forums

Final Thoughts

Like the other models in the Real Power Pro series, the 1250W is a top-notch contender in the field.

At press time, the Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1250W power supply unit retails for approximately $280. The only people who are going to require 1250 W of power probably are going to have sufficiently deep pockets to afford it, because they've got enough dough to buy that quadrulple-video-card, quadruple-WD-Velociraptor-on-a-hardware-RAID6-card, double-quad-core-Intel-Extreme, and eight-optical-drives-just-so-no-SATA-ports-are-unused rig.

If you are one of these people, first, you should write an article about your behemoth so that we may read and awe. Second, you should consider the Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1250W, because there's not much else out there that is as stable, efficient, and guaranteed (5 years!).

I will, however, continue to lament the lack of a hardware power switch on any unit, including Cooler Master's RPP series. I don't understand the technical reason for the omission-it seems like a cost-cutting measure that is really not worth it. The only reason I could fathom is to improve efficiency, but I'd rather have a PSU with a hardware power switch and 79% efficiency than a PSU without a hardware power switch and 80% efficiency.

While I'd like to see this SKU have the NVIDIA ESA like its brother from another mother, I do recognize that ESA is very, very young and has yet to "take off" like some other movements have.

ThinkComputers gives the Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1250W power supply unit a 9 out of 10 score.


- 5 year warranty
- 80 PLUS certified
- Quiet
- Stable


- Limited market: few people need this much power, therefore
- Very expensive
- No hardware power switch

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