Cooler Master Stacker 830 SE & Real Power Pro 1000w

We have been fans of Stacker chassis for a while and now days Cooler Master is pairing this monster case with a beast of a power supply weighing in at 1000 watts. Are we finally seeing a chassis and PSU combination worth its salt?

Introduction

If there is one truism that applies to power supplies, it is that power supplies that come with cases usually suck. So when Cooler Master approached us with a case and power supply combo that featured a power supply from their Real Power Pro line, based on a similar design as its 1250w model that was so close to perfect, we jumped at the opportunity. So today we present our first case and power supply combo review (with heavy emphasis on the power supply part)! We hope that Cooler Master can turn the above truism on its ear.

Cooler Master Co. LTD. 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, andpower supplies. Cooler Masterآ’s entry into the power supply market has been rather mixed with some good products, and some that could use improvement. Today we are reviewing the top-of-the-line combo set branded the Stacker 830/Real Power Pro 1000w. 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 1000w (RS-C50-EMBA-D2) that Cooler Master sells that is built by PSU OEM 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 آ“Enhanceآ” branded model.

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Stacking the Deck?

As we already said the one truism that applies to power supplies the most is power supplies that come with cases suck, so how does Cooler Master take this particular truism on?

CM Stacker 830 has proven to be the leader among all chassis with its streamlined aluminum design, extremely power ful(sp) functionality, and brilliant modularized mechanism to support both ATX/BTX form factors. Now, CM Stacker 830 SE, the newer and improved Stacker series not only is equipped with all the highly praisedfeatures(sp) from its predecessor, but also incorporates the support for the new Raptor X technology. In addition, EPS powersupply(sp) make Stacker 830 Evolution a must have every PC Enthusiasts want to lay their hands on. This ground-breaking chassis is designed with valueadded(sp) functionality, unmatched upgradability, tool-freeuser(sp) friendliness, and the superior thermal management.

Well, apparently, Cooler Master plans to do so by taking a product from their incredibly popular Stacker line of cases and pairing it off with one of their highest end Real Power Pro power supply models. I have to admit, I like the way Cooler Master was thinking here as this has the potential to be a really good deal for users looking for a one stop setup on their next build. Now to just get someone that speaks English natively to check the spelling and grammar on its North American web pages.

Let's move on to see what we have to look forward to when we purchase the Cooler Master Stacker 830 SE combo in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.