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CoolerMaster Real Power M700


by Grace - 20th May 2008
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Introduction


Cooler Master are a company that is very well known for cooling solutions however in the last couple of years they have developed a very competitive line of PSU products. The Real Power M700 is perhaps the most important unit in Cooler Master’s current range as it is aimed at enthusiasts and overclockers who usually require a unit within the 600-800W output range. The word of mouth that these consumer groups create can very quickly turn into sales throughout a product group and so getting things right is a priority for any manufacturer releasing this type of product. Additionally this is a very crowded marketplace and almost every PSU manufacturer has released new products in that power category during the past few months, so the Real Power M700 Modular has got some very hard competition to face. Let’s take a look at it in detail.

Manufacturer Features and Specifications

Model RS-700-ASAA-A1
Type ATX Form Factor 12V V2.3 / SSI standard EPS 12V V2.91
Dimension (W / H / D) 150(W) x 86(H) x 150(L) (mm)
Input Voltage 90 ~ 264V (Auto Range)
Input Current 12A @ 115Vac / 6.3A @ 230Vac
Input Frequency Range 47 ~ 63Hz
PFC Active PFC (0.99)
Power Good Signal 100 ~ 500 ms
Hold Up Time > 17 ms
Efficiency 86%(140W) / 86%(350W) / 81%(700W)
MTBF >100,000 hrs
Protection OVP / OCP / OTP / OLP / Short / Full Protection
Output Capacity 700 Watts Continuous
Max. Output Capacity 840 Watts
Operation Temperature 0~40℃(Nominal Input Voltage)
Safety CE / cUL / TUV / NEMKO / BSMI / FCC / CCC / C-tick / GOST
Fan 120 mm fan with intelligent speed controller
Certification nVIDIA SLI
Connector M/B 24 Pin x 1
CPU 4 Pin x 1
CPU 8 Pin x 1
PCI-E 8 Pin x2
PCI-E 6 Pin x 2
4 Pin Peripheral x 10
SATA x 6
4 Pin Floppy x 2

Packaging and Bundle

 
The Real Power M700 unit arrives in a secure and well designed box. Although the artwork at the front is minimalistic, the sides and the rear are littered with the specifications and features of the unit. Inside the box the PSU and its accessories are all packed together tightly and are protected by Styrofoam pieces at all of the sides of the box.



Unlike the more powerful and expensive units in the series the M700 comes with only the absolutely crucial items bundled with it. Inside the box you will find the AC Power cable, mounting screws, a warranty card and a well written manual. As the unit is modular and so there are also ten detachable cables, four cables for PCIe VGA cards (two of which are 6-pin and two are 8-pin), two cables for SATA devices with four connectors on each cable, two cables with three Molex connectors on each and two cables with two Molex connectors and a floppy connector on each.
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