Reviews - Coolermaster GX II 750W
Sample Provided by: Cooler Master (By OklahomaWolf on Tue, Sep-10-2013)

Page 1 - Marketing

Once again, we find ourselves looking at a power supply at this here power supply themed website.

Many a year has passed since we examined the original Coolermaster GX 750W unit. Back in 2010, when that unit was released, it was hoped that it would be a decent low dollar unit for those who couldn't afford the latest and greatest. Unfortunately, the performance of that unit was rather underwhelming to yours truly. Well, Coolermaster is back today with an updated version of that unit. We'll see if anything has changed for the better.

First, let's help ourselves to a heaping spoonful of box marketing. There isn't a lot of it, which I find refreshing. This non stop USB power blurb intrigues me - I wonder what they're referring to.

Aside from marketing, the box also gives us some specifications and connector counts.

As well as the usual Coolermaster "for more information, go here" type thing.

Nothing to do, really, but start unpacking.

Inside the box was a power supply, user guide, screws, and power cord.

Here's the user guide. It has all the basics in it, and really lacks for nothing important.

Ah, look... there's that USB charging cable the box hinted at. Looks like it's just a connector that plugs the unit's 5VSB rail into your motherboard's USB header of choice. I guess that could be a helpful feature, if your board doesn't provide the facility to keep the USB ports powered. All of mine do. Seriously, this is such a common motherboard feature around here that I don't know how useful a feature this really is. Even so, I could still see it being useful.

That said, if you do have a board that powers the USBs at all times, just use that feature. Don't bother with this thing. It's always better to let the board handle the USB power as long as it is able to do so.


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