Abstract: COOLMAX is aiming at the trendy environmental aspect with its GREEN POWER line. The COOLMAX CUQ-1200B has official nVIDIA SLI/AMD CrossFire support, adheres to the 80% PLUS standard (boasting 87% efficiency!) has four 12V rails, quad SLI....|
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Appearence and Physical Specifications
At the bottom of the COOLMAX GREEN POWER is a
single 135mm diameter intake fan. There is a gold
plated wire grill in front, which does its job with a minimal amount of airflow restriction.
The power supply has a glossy brushed steel finish which is refreshingly resistant to fingerprints.
On one side we can clearly see the COOLMAX name and logo. There's
also a sticker indicating that the cooling fans will operate even if the system is turned
off to keep component temperatures below 50 degrees Celsius. Visually, the COOLMAX GREEN POWER
CUQ-1200B is a very smart looking power supply.
On the front of the GREEN POWER CUQ-1200B power supply we
don't see too much. There is the connector for the main power cable, a hard
power switch and the 80mm fan. There is no 115/230V switch because the COOLMAX
power supply supports Active PFC.
COOLMAX GREEN POWER CUQ-1200B is a modular power supply, but only as far as
the peripheral power connectors are concerned. The main 24 pin ATX power cable, two
six pin PCI Express power connector cables, an ESP12V cable, an eight pin ATX12V power
cable are hard wired.
The modular cables offer three molex plugs and three
Serial ATA power sockets.
There is one fan RPM monitor cable that is wired
into the 135mm fan. The COOLMAX GREEN POWER CUQ-1200B has four red connector ports; consisting
of two eight pin PCI Express x16 power connectors (PCI-E 2.0) and two six pin
PCI Express x16 power connectors. The four black ports are for the molex and
Serial ATA modular power connectors.
Power connectors consist of nine Serial ATA power connectors,
nine 4-pin molex power connectors, four 6-pin PCI Express videocard power connectors, two 8-pin PCI
Express videocard power connectors, an ESP12V power connector, an 8-pin ATX12V connector and two floppy drive
connectors. That's enough to connect whatever you want to the system and we're
particularly impressed by the two eight pin PCI Express 2.0 power connectors - that is still
pretty rare these days.
All the power supply cables with the COOLMAX GREEN POWER CUQ-1200B are
wrapped in nylon wire loom to the first connector and covered with heat shrink