The Cooler Master V1200 Platinum is an extremely impressive flagship power supply that ticks all the right boxes. Cooler Master have partnered up with Seasonic to use one of their latest high end XP3 designs.
First impressions are positive. The power supply is shipped in a large box with a wealth of cables and a hybrid fan controller which can be installed to be readily accessible from one of the expansion slots on a case. Paint work on the chassis is deep and it passed our scratch test without an issue.
As we would expect from a Seasonic design, all the components inside are of the highest standard which helps ensure the unit performs well in all the key areas. Load regulation is rock solid, and the V1200 also coped well with the cross loading test.
Seasonic often over specify their power supply designs, and the V1200 is no exception – it delivered around 1,300 watts before shutting down safely. The only area the V1200 disappointed a little was in the ripple suppression test. The results are well within the industry rated specifications, but we have seen better results from other designs in recent months.
Noise levels of the power supply are low, even under heavy load. Part of this is due to the inclusion of the excellent, high grade Protechnic fluid dynamic bearing fan, which should last a very long time indeed.
Cooler Master have told us that the V1200 will be available in the United Kingdom from mid/late May onwards for £219.95 inc vat. This pricing is actually very competitive considering the power output, pure modular design, 80 Plus Platinum rating and overall build quality.
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- built to the highest standards, both inside and out.
- 80 Plus Platinum.
- fully modular.
- low noise levels.
- high grade fan.
- 12 SATA connectors.
- voltage regulation.
- 7 year warranty.
- Ripple suppression could be better.