Cooler Master V650 SFX Gold 650W Power Supply Review

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The V650 SFX GOLD packaging is about what we would expect to see given that this is an SFX-sized product. Thus, the packaging overall is on the small side. The front of the package is bare of information save for the advertising about the 10-year warranty, and the 80 Plus Gold seal. When we check the 80 Plus website we find that this unit is listed and, as such, we will see how it does in this regard later.

The rear of the packaging has a lot more in the way of advertising as we find advertisements for the unit size, FDB fan, fan controller, voltage regulation, Japanese capacitors, gold plated connectors, etc. This is in addition to the efficiency graph found here as well. The side of the package has the power label (reproduced below) and the connector count (reproduced below).

Cooler Master V650 SFX GOLD connectors
Cooler Master V650 SFX GOLD power label

The V650 SFX GOLD is advertised as being a single 12v rail power supply with a capacity up to 54.1A (or ~100% of the unit’s capacity) if necessary. The minor rails (5v and 3.3v) have a capacity of 20A each and the combined capacity of those two rails is 120W. Combined with these outputs, we find that this unit has 4 PCIe connectors, 8 SATA connectors, and 4 Molex connectors.

Once we open the V650 SFX GOLD packaging we find the power supply, mounting screws, modular cables, the power cord, Velcro straps, zip ties, ATX adapter plate, and the user manual. The user manual comes in two parts and covers some basic installation, warranty, and troubleshooting items. Let’s move on to the unit itself now.

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Paul Johnson
Paul is a long time PC hobbyist and tech enthusiast having gotten his start when he broke his first C64 quickly followed by breaking his first IBM XT. Most notably however, for 12 years, he served as the Power Supply Editor for one of the truly early, groundbreaking, and INDPENDENT PC enthusiast sites ([H]ardOCP) until its mothballing in April of 2019. Paul now brings the same flair and style of his power supply reviews to The FPS Review.

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