Unboxing video of the Modular Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000 Watt PSU. This series of Power Supply Unit is capable of exceeding 90% power efficiency under load. The Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF) is in excess of 100,000 hours. The PSU itself is 150 X 180 X 86 mm & features a 135mm ultra silent fan. If required its maximum capacity for output is 1200 watts. According to Amazon the boxed product weight is 3.7 kilos.
The following photographs provide a component overview of a recent PC build that coincides with the recent set of unboxing videos. You will see from the photographs below that the PC case in Cooler Master Cosmos 2 Ultra Tower. It provides support for up to four-way SLI, features 13 x 3.5″ hard disk bays, 3 x 5.25″ drive bays & has a number of fans including 1 x 200mm, 1 x 140mm and 3 x 120mm. The power supply unit is also from Cooler Master, a 1000 watt 80 plus modular system. The X79 Sabertooth motherboard by ASUS has support for up to 64GB of DDR 3 RAM. CPU cooling is provided in the form of the Corsair H100 fully self-contained water cooling system. The CPU is an Intel Core i7 3930K hexa-core system, capable of concurrently running 12 threads, featuring 12MB of cache & operates at 130 watts. The graphics card in an NVidia GTX 570 with 2560MB or RAM & 480 cores. The boot drive makes use of a 240GB Corsair SSD with a 2TB HD for file storage. The systems volatile memory has 32GB of Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600Mhz RAM. Finally external media access is provided in the form of a Pioneer Blu-ray writer, capable of up to 12x write speeds.
Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case Unboxing. If you are building an extreme gaming case then this is certainly one to consider, providing you with 13 HD bays, support for more or less every type of motherboard, graphics cards up to 15.5 inches in length. It also allows for the installation of a 360mm rad on top and a 240mm rad at the bottom (with the removal of 6 hard disk bays) to create a nice watercooling loop to cater for all your CPU & GPU needs.
The big question is what components would you put into a case like this, in particular what type of system would you install for cooling – would you go Air or Water? If you go for water cooling would you go for an integrated system like the Corsair H100 or go with a set of rads something like those from hwlabs (you would of course need to take care to ensure you have sufficient clearance if you were install a 360mm rad in the roof – so perhaps a stealth rad would be called for). Would you be looking towards Hexacore CPU’s – or is there some motherboards out their that would support two CPU’s capable of fitting in this case? What type of Graphic’s card would you go with, and what is the optimal amount of RAM given that we are now well into 2012? I would imagine that everybody would say that you should go with an SSD for your OS and Applications (maybe something like a Corsair GT 240GB). Perhaps an additional small SSD 20Gigs or so to act as a cache for your HDD. Any thoughts on the SSD vs HDD configuration? What is the performance gain of dual SLI vs Quad SLI? How much power should you supply – a Hexacore system with NVidia GTX 560 Ti could perhaps run quite happly with a Corsair AX850W PSU.