Cooler Master goes to Japan for a top-of-the-line PSU


— 4:58 PM on March 7, 2017

Phrases like "100% Japanese capacitors" are thrown around on all different kinds of computer and electronics items. Cooler Master went one step further and partnered with Japanese electronics house Murata to develop and build the informatively-named MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ power supply. The 1200 predictably stands for the 1200W output on offer, and MIJ is "Made in Japan." Cooler Master says the Maker 1200 MIJ is 94% efficient, which should be superior to even the coveted 80 Plus Titanium rating. 

A single 135-mm Cooler Master Silencio FP fan is responsible for cooling the 1200 MIJ. The manufacturer says the fans' "loop dynamic bearings" are self-lubricating and dust-proof for extended periods of operation. The MIJ runs in silent mode when system load is under 50%, which should quiet things down and extend the life of the fan even longer.

A total of 18 flat-ribbon, detachable cables are included with the fully-modular unit. All the wires are black, so those with chromophobia can breathe easily. Cooler Master says the cables have a unique connector design that's safe for 50% more power capacity than normal connectors. The company specifically notes that this connector type is not used on the ATX connector.

The promised quality of the MasterWatt Maker 1200 MIJ comes at a cost. The power supply carries a $1200 suggested retail price, enough to buy a grand total of 30 Corsair CX430 PSUs. Cooler Master backs the MIJ with a ten-year warranty.

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