Cooler Master’s been doing pretty well for themselves lately. They took their power supplies to the next level with the help of the V series units, and are continuing their quest for world domination here today with the VSM 750 watt unit. This is an 80 Plus Gold semi-modular unit that promises some big things from a small package.
SUPPLIED BY: Cooler Master
MANUFACTURER: Cooler Master
PRODUCT: VSM 750W
PROD LINK: VSM 750W Product Page
PRICE: $104.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at the time of testing!
Welcome to yet another episode of madness and mayhem from the power supply funny farm. Today marks a momentous occasion at this here site, for I am apparently reviewing my first 3D power supply. That’s right, people, no more flat and bland 2D units for this guy. The box pictured above promises an 80 Plus Gold power supply with a 3D circuit design, so that’s what I’m expecting to get.
Like other boxes, this one has things printed on the back like an assertion that this unit uses an exclusive design and features a number of protection features. There are also a couple of graphs showing us a fan curve and efficiency curve.
At Cooler Master, we could give you more information on the box, but we’d rather fill up space by telling you no less than twenty-one times in different languages to go to the website instead.
There are some specifications on the box, however. Helpful ones you can use to make an informed purchasing decision. There is no maximum operating temp for full power given, so I looked it up for you: it’s forty degrees.
And really, forty is enough for most people’s rigs. Unless you live in the hottest of climates or have no other cooling in your case at all, it’s not worth worrying about. And even in those circumstances, you’d have to load this thing all the way to the max to see an issue, at which point you should just see the unit shut down when the box claimed overtemp protection kicks in.
Right now, though, I want to get things started so I’ll unpack the box.
Within the box, I found some modular cables, a power supply, a user guide, a power cord, and some screws. A few zip ties would have been welcome, what with them being dirt cheap and all. What are they, these days? A half-cent for a billion?
This is the user guide, simply a large folded sheet of paper on which things are printed. It’s nothing special, but it does the job.