The Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W is a fantastic power supply which clears 80 Plus Gold certification. While it isn’t quite as efficient as the groundbreaking Corsair AX1200 it is still an extremely capable product.
In regards to ripple, it is certainly higher than the Corsair AX1200 by a significant margin, but it falls well within tolerance guidelines and will pose no issues for an end user.
Aesthetics are very much a personal choice, but we would imagine no one would find this design offensive or ugly. The subdued colour scheme and attractive paint process heightens the appearance of a quality product.
The Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200w however earns massive brownie points for the extremely competitive pricing in the UK. Many stores are selling it for £190 inc vat, which is £40-£80 less than other 1200W+ units currently on the market. Sure, the ripple results aren’t up there with the best of the them, but in reality this makes very little difference to the end user.
Noise levels are great, with the unit only becoming audible at the higher end of the power scale, unrealistic conditions for most people long term. Even those handful of enthusiast users requiring more than 900W will be likely gaming at the time, so it would go unnoticed.
Kitguru says: At this price point it is a product that should be at the top of your high performance shortlist.