Cooler Master V Series V1000 1000W Power Supply Overview

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Posted by on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 5:28am

Some are fortunate enough to be able to afford the latest and greatest when it comes to building a gaming rig. I venture to several forums over the day and find many posts of users building these awesome machines with dual cards like the NVidia Titan, GTX 690 and Radeon 7970 offering. All these cards are beast and require the appropriate power supply. Now, there are plenty of power units for such a rig. You can spend week researching them, but Cooler Master has sent over their new V1000 that looks to be able to part the role of power supply.

Cooler Master V Series V1000 1000W Power Supply Overview
 

Introduction

Some are fortunate enough to be able to afford the latest and greatest when it comes to building a gaming rig. I venture to several forums over the day and find many posts of users building these awesome machines with dual cards like the NVidia Titan, GTX 690 and Radeon 7970 offering. All these cards are beast and require the appropriate power supply. Now, there are plenty of power units for such a rig. You can spend week researching them, but Cooler Master has sent over their new V1000 that looks to be able to part the role of power supply.

Cooler Master‘s take on V1000

Cooler Master developed the V-series to re-ascertain its position as the world’s top power supply brand.

Based on a brand new platform, it features outstanding efficiency, especially at typical low idle loads, excellent hold up times, voltage stability and ripple suppression. It only uses highest grade Japanese capacitors, most of them solid capacitors, as well as a massive high quality 42mm transformer. And thanks to high quality FDB fans V-series PSUs are extremely cool and quiet. The V-series uses a fully modular cable system with beautiful all black, extra slim flat-ribbon cables.  This makes cable management a breeze and results in nice looking clean builds with the best possible airflow.


Specifications

Model

RS-A00-AFBA-G1

Type

Intel Form Factor ATX 12V V2.31

Dimension (W x H x D)

150 x 170 x 86mm / 5.9 x 6.7 x 3.4 inch

Input Voltage

90-264Vac (Auto Range)

Input Current

12 - 6A

Input Frequency Range

60 - 50Hz

PFC

Active PFC (>0.9)

Power Good Signal

100-500ms

Hold Up Time

>17ms

Efficiency

90% Typically

MTBF

>100,000 Hours

Protection

OVP/UVP/OPP/OTP/SCP

Output Capacity

1000W

Operation Temperature

0~40°C

Regulatory

CE/TUV/TUV-SUDNRTL/FCC/GOST/CCC/BSMI/C-tick/KCC

Fan

Silent FDB 135mm

Certifications

80 Plus Gold

Connector

M/B 20+4 Pin Connector x 1
CPU 4+4 Pin x 2
PCI-e 6+2 Pin x 8
SATA x 9
4 Pin Peripheral x 4
4 Pin Floppy x 1

Features

  • Fully modular cable design incorporates a single 1000W +12V output that delivers up to 83A.
  • 80 PLUS Gold certified: up to 93% efficiency @ 50% load
  • Silent 135 mm FDB fan for lower noise and longer lifespan
  • Eight PCI-E 6+2 pin connectors to support high-end GPUs
  • 100% high quality Japanese capacitor ensures performance and reliability.
  • Reliable 5 year warranty

Closer look

To begin with the V series from Cooler Master currently consist of three higher wattage units which would include a 700W, 850W and a 1000W model. All three own a 80PLUS Gold rating. Meaning they each had to maintain an 87% efficiency level while operating with a 100% load. According to CM’s website these models where able to maintain a higher efficiency of 90%.

Cooler Master did a great job of building a good looking power supply without having to get crazy with the color scheme or having to integrate a ridiculous sticker design. The unit is all black with a hint of silver and gold. Even the branding is on a modest level.

The entire rear of the V1000 except for where the power switch and CM logo are located has standard honeycomb venting to allow warm air to exhaust out the rear of the casing.

The fan used in the V1000 measures 135mm and is a fluid dynamic bearing unit. This is an early indication that the fan should be silent while in operation since there is no shaft to metal surface contact.

The entire unit is modular down to the main 24-pin connection. There is a small label in the lower left to let you know where each extension needs to be plugged but it also quite obvious as each connection is unique to the next.

CM did something a little different from their previous models. Looking at the main 24-pin cable you can see all the individual wires underneath the black sleeving are also black. All the other cables get the black plastic individual wire sleeving.

 

Cable Connections

20/4 Pin ATX

4+4 (8) Pin EPS

4 Pin Molex

SATA

6 Pin PCIe

6+2 Pin PCIe

Floppy

 

Cooler Master V1000

1

2

4

9

0

8

1

 


Testing Begins

Test Hardware:
1. ASUS X79 Deluxe Motherboard
2. Intel Core i7 3930K Processor
3. Kingston HyperX 1866 DDR3 16GB (Thanks to Kingston for donating to our test bench)
4. Kingston V+ 200 120GB Solid State Drive (Thanks to Kingston for donating to our test bench)
5. ASUS BC12B1LT BD-Rom Drive
6. Thermaltake Frio Extreme CPU Cooler
7. Microcool Banchetto 101 Open Air Test Bench
8. Cooler Master V1000
9. ASUS Nvidia GTX 560Ti 448 Graphic Card

Results

We know that testing a power supply on a loaded system is not the very best way to do so, but you cannot overlook real world testing. Other sites have methods that use thousands of dollars in equipment to provide them greater detail. We have a trusty digital multimeter. Those sites and the methods they use should be the true means of determining how good a power supply really is; however, we feel that showing you how it performs under real world conditions is also a valid measure of its performance.


Conclusion

Today, we have taken another look at a high powered PSU in the form of the Cooler Master V Series 1000W. The unit continues the great strides that Cooler Master is making in the power supply category. The V series, especially the 1000 watter we looked at is quite capable of pushing today’s biggest and fastest rigs. With a single 12v rail producing over 900W and 83 amps along, you can easy see why this is the direction many will turn when looking to purchase their next PSU. And something else you cannot take away for the V1000 is the often looked for 80PLUS Gold rating.

We all know the power and performance is there but you can’t take away from the visual aspect of the unit. The visually is appealing and doesn’t draw much attention. The branding is there and is clearly visible but no way over the top. It’s done in such a way that would the V1000 stamped on the sides is classy. The modular cables are brand so way with the rest of the system. All wiring and cables are black. In all other power supplies you can see the different color wirings at the end mainly the 24-pin cable, not the case with the V1000. All those little wires are black.

Currently, Newegg has the best price going on the V1000 which would be $269.99 with a special promo code.

 

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