Last month we looked at the Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W power supply and were very pleased by what it had to offer. In fact, we liked it so much that we wanted to see just what its little brother, a 1200 watt model had to offer.
Little is such a relative term here as the unit we're going to look at today is still capable of 1200W. Cooler Master set the bar really high with the Hybrid 1300W and this new 1200 watt model has a lot to live up to.
Today's review is of the Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W. It still boasts the same quad-GPU support, 80Plus Gold efficiency and more power for your PC than your nearest thee neighbors combined can use. It does drop a few of the features though. This model isn't fully modular, doesn't include the integrated fan controller and has a few less connectors available.
The lack of the above items make the unit feel like a little bit more of a "normal" power supply. At the same time though, by reducing the number of features Cooler Master was able to reduce the cost of ownership.