Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1250w Power Supply

Cooler Master serves us up 1250 watts of power today with a new computer power supply that is sporting six +12v rails and enough 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors to handle up to three video cards. All with a 5 year warranty.

Introduction

Todayآ’s review is our second look at a power supply from a company best known as a case manufacturer who has moved into the power supply branding business over the last couple of years; Cooler Master Co. LTD. Cooler Master is a company that is well known for producing enthusiast computer cases and has been in business for almost 25 years. In addition to cases Cooler Master has product lines for CPU and GPU heatsinks, case fans, various accessories, but what we are interested in today, power supplies. Cooler Masterآ’s entry into the power supply market has been rather mixed with some good products, and some that could use improvement, and today we are reviewing the top-of-the-line power supply in their current آ“Real Power Proآ” series. The Real Power Pro line products range in capacity from 550 watts to 1250 watts with todayآ’s focus being on the Real Power Pro 1250w (RS-C50-EMBA-D2) that Cooler Master markets in conjunction with Enhance.

Enhance Electronics Co. Ltd. was founded over 20 years ago in 1986. While a major power supply OEM Enhance is not nearly as well known to most users as some other OEM's as their core business focus has been outside of the desktop market in areas such as servers, embedded, and telecom markets. However, their products have started to surface in the US consumer realm in the last year or so under the likes of SilverStone, Silverpower, Antec, and now Cooler Master as well as the occasional Enhance branded model. So far the majority of Enhanceآ’s offerings in the US have been below the capacity of the Real Power Pro 1250w, as such this particular unit is of great interest to us today.

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Pro Power or Cool Reception?

Not too long ago fielding a power supply above the 1000w mark was unheard of, but now a number of manufacturers are marketing products in this class with Cooler Master now joining their ranks. Since raw power numbers are no longer good enough to make waves how does Cooler Master plan to separate themselves from the rest of the field? Do they have an ace up their sleeve that can trump the other challengers in this increasing crowded top tier?

For modern computing applications, users canآ’t afford to rely on a second-rate power supply. Thatآ’s why leading PC peripheral and accessory maker Cooler Master has developed the Real Power Pro 1250W Power Supply. Featuring quad GPU compatibility, an extra-long 5-year warranty, and an 87% efficiency rating, the Real Power Pro 1250W provides clean, efficient, and stable power for todayآ’s high-end systems.

The Real Power Pro 1250W comes with several features that bring it to the top echelon of power supplies. As the name implies, the Real Power Pro 1250W delivers 1250W of continuous power output, making it perfect for high-end computing rigs. Compatibility with NVIDIAآ® SLIآ™ configurations and two-way server systems is ensured with six +12V rails that ensure superior power distribution. Six 6-pin PCI-e power connectors offer great expandability, while three 8-pin PCI-e connectors means that the Real Power Pro 1250W is fully compatible with up to triple VGA cards!

From the sounds of it Cooler Master has really pulled out all the stops on this unit including supporting up to 3 graphics cards! By the numbers here Cooler Master has all the makings of a superior high end power supply that could easily power most high end of gaming rigs, or maybe two. So let's move on to see what we have to look forward to when we purchase the Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1250w power supply in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.