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Leo gets his grubby mitts on the £900 CM ‘Made In Japan’ PSU

A few weeks ago my colleague Allan reviewed the new Cooler Master Masterwatt Maker 1200W ‘Made In Japan’ power supply (HERE). This hand made, limited edition PSU was clearly created as a halo product with a ‘no expense’ spared design ethos. I asked Allan if he would send it over to me after this review and he duly obliged. It isn’t often KitGuru hands out 9.5 out of 10 scores so I wanted to see what the fuss was all about.

Watch the video via our VIMEO Channel (Below) or over on YouTube at 2160p60 HERE

There is no doubt that this HALO power supply is a work of art. From the massive, beautifully designed box to the individual cable pouches which resemble cases for headphone storage, initial impressions are certainly positive – the unboxing experience sets the tone for an upcoming system build.

It is inside the power supply that we can see just how much work has went into the design – ironically, most people who will buy this power supply will never open it. Technically the unit is close to faultless – we documented 96.5% efficiency and ripple suppression is at the highest levels we have recorded in the last 5 years.

Murata are the Cooler Master OEM partner responsible for the design, and when parts weren’t at a high enough standard they created them from scratch – just for this power supply. Most of us will never be able to justify spending close to £900 on a power supply, but we can certainly appreciate the engineering prowess that has went into the creation.

Murata have even discussed the fact that they invented a new type of power transformer just for the MasterWatt Maker 1200W MIJ. This won’t be used in any other power supply.

Original images (below) taken from the Cooler Master Masterwatt Maker 1200W MIJ PSU Review which KitGuru published 4 weeks ago. You can read the original analysis over HERE.

Review photography handled in house at KitGuru with a Leica S series medium format camera and S series prime lens. Please do not use any of the images within this review without express permission.

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