Wednesday January 11, 2017

That CoolerMaster PSU is How Much?

You guys might know that we are pretty damn fond of our enthusiast level computer power supplies around here. But when I first read this, I was sure that I was getting it wrong, mainly because it was not in English...and I only read English. Well that and a good bit of Spanish being from Texas. Looking around I did find a news item over at TechPowerUp that was in English that coveres the new CoolerMaster MasterWatt Maker 1200.

At CES 2017, Cooler Master unveiled a limited edition of their MasterWatt line of power supply units: the MasterWatt Author ME 1200 W. As the name implies, this is a 1200 W power supply, rated at 80 Plus Titanium efficiency levels (which means >94% energy efficiency), though Cooler Master claims this PSU is able to achieve >95% efficiency levels. Built exclusively with Murata components, Cooler Master are presenting this one as the best power supply they've ever made, and they're therefore pitting it as a special, limited edition PSU, of which only a few thousand samples will be produced and sold: at an over $1000 price-tag.

WOW! 1000 US Dollars! A little bit more Googling turned up a video.

So given that this week, we turned up a SilverStone Strider 1000W PSU that showed to be an excellent value at less than $173 after $15MIR and Prime Shipping, we really, really, really, want to review the CoolerMaster MasterWatt Maker 1200. What you say CoolerMaster? You got the conjones to send us one? (Told you I knew some Spanish.)