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The new Elite V3 power supply is a dependable choice for the everyday PC user. The included 120mm quiet fan, PCI-E support, and global 3 year warranty delivers a PSU that provides function and resilience you can count on. It's the perfect option for users and applications that don't require 80 Plus efficiency to get the job done. This power supply has been engineered for reliability with a focus on reducing random shutdowns in brownout conditions when power sources are unstable. The Elite V3 is a complete solution delivering powerful stability in a small package for an affordable price.
The efficiency of your power supply unit is important because it directly affects you system's performance and your power bill. The efficiency rating does not reflect the quality or reliability of a PSU. It only reflects the unit's ability to move power from the wall to your components. The higher a PSU's efficiency is, the lower the total amount of power it needs to power your system. The new Elite V3 series has a guaranteed typical efficiency of 82%.
A power supply unit works by taking power directly from the wall or other fixed power source, converting it to the correct output required by the connected components, and then distributing that power to said components. If any part of this process is interrupted or executed poorly, the connected components and the PSU itself could be damaged. Active PFC uses a circuit to correct power factor leading to reduced total harmonics, corrected AC input voltage, and increased overall efficiency output.
The new Elite V3 has a maximum operating temperature of 40°C. That's at the level of many 80 Plus certified power supply units on the market today. This higher operating temperature allows you to power your system safely in warmer environments without having to worry about your system overheating or shutting off unexpectedly. The higher heat resistance also reduces temperature based wear, increasing the lifespan of the unit by a noticeable amount.
Brand - Cooler Master, Model - Cooler Master Elite 400W V3, Series - Elite Series, PSU Category - Non Modular, Type - ATX 12V V2.31, Maximum Power - 400 Watt, Input Voltage - 200 - 240Vac, Input Frequency Range - 47-63Hz, Input Current - 4A, Fan Size - 120mm, Fan Bearing - Sleeve Fan, Efficiency - 82% Typical Load, Protection - OVP, OPP, OTP, SCP, Over Voltage Protection (OVP) - Yes, Over Power Protection (OPP) - Yes, Over Temperature Protection (OTP) - Yes, Short Circuit Protection (SCP) - Yes, ATX Main Connectors - 1, EPS Connectors - 1, PCIe Connectors - 1, SATA Power Connectors - 3, 4-Pin Peripheral Connectors - 3, Floppy Connectors - 1, PFC (Power Factor Correction) - Active PFC (>0.9), Power Good Signal - 100-500ms, Hold Up Time - >10ms at 100% Load, Operating Temperature - 10 degree C - 40 degree C, MTBF - >100,000 Hours, Dimension (W/H/D) - 140 x 86 x 150mm, Regulatory / Safety Approval - TUV, cTUVus, CE, FCC, BSMI, Others - PFC: Active PFC (>0.9 typical), FAN BEARING: Sleeve Fan, POWER GOOD SIGNAL: 100 - 500 ms, HOLD UP TIME: >10ms at 100% Full Load, PROTECTIONS: OVP, OPP, OTP, SCP, Feature: DONT SETTLE FOR STANDARD, Active Power Factor Correction, Higher Temperature Resistance, Peak Power Tolerance, >80% Average Efficiency, Fits All Environments, 82% EFFICIENCY, Specialty - The new Elite V3 power supply is a dependable choice for the everyday PC user. The included 120mm quiet fan, PCI-E support, DO NOT SETTLE FOR STANDARD, Active Power Factor Correction, Higher Temperature Resistance, Peak Power Tolerance, >80% Average Efficiency, Fits All Environments, Part No - MPW-4001-ACABN1-CN, Warranty - 2 Year, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Power Supply Units [PSUs] are often overlooked during a PC build despite its crucial part in determining the reliability of the entire system. All your PC components depend on PSU for power. Even if you’re on a tight budget, you don’t want to make any compromises when it comes to the power supply. We’re here to discuss factors you need to consider before purchasing the PSU for your rig.
Factors need to be considered before purchasing a PSU -
There is no point in buying a PSU with way more potential power than you’ll ever use. A PSU calculator web page or software can be handy in finding a rough estimation about the wattage requirement of your build. However, it is not recommended purchasing a PSU just above your system's power needs. A PSU delivers maximum efficiency with 40 to 60 percent load. Besides, the performance of a PSU declines with time. So, you better opt for a PSU capable of taking you through your next few upgrades for multiple years.
You must buy a PSU that fits inside your PC case. Higher-wattage PSUs tend to be a bit longer [compared to typical 5.5 inch PSUs] to house the additional power components they need. This may create issues with cable routing or even with placing other internal components inside the case. So, it is a must to go for a PSU compatible with your PC case.
Different PSUs come with different types of power connectors, including 20/24-pin power, 4-pin ATX12V, 4-pin Molex, floppy, SATA, 6-pin PCI-Express graphics and 8-pin PCI-Express graphics. You must get a power supply with connectors your PC components required. If you don’t find required connectors in a PSU within your budget, check what cable adaptors the PSU includes to extenuate the problem.
If you have limited space in your case, it’s worth paying extra for a modular power supply. A modular PSU let you plug in the power cables you need and leave the extra ones. This facility will help reducing cable clutter that can hinder airflow and heat up the atmosphere inside the case.