- Max power: 700W
- Modular: No
- Rating: 80 Plus
- Dimensions: 150 x 140 x 86mm
- Not modular
Designed For Everyday PC
At COMPUTEX earlier this year, Cooler Master unveiled its corporate rebranding and unveiled a host of new components, accessories and devices to reflect the company’s new direction to ensure that both casual and hardcore enthusiasts alike are taken care of. The Cooler Master B700 ver.2 is one such product, a compact little power supply that is able to output a lot of power.
The Cooler Master B700 ver.2 power supply looks pretty standard as far as PSUs go, as it offers a black aluminium chassis but in a slightly more compact package that allows it to be fit into smaller PC cases such as mATX or miniITX ones.
Unfortunately, the B700 ver.2 is not a modular case, so some cable management will be required especially if you’re looking to build a small HTPC or gaming PC. As far as connectors go, the PSU is equipped with one 24-pin power cable, one 8-pin PC power cable, two 6+2 pin PCIe power cable, as well as two SATA cables with three connectors each and one peripherals cable with four connectors attached.
Cooler Master has been hard at work reconstructing their power supplies from the ground up, and the B700 ver.2 is no exception, as it now features a 12V DC Out single rail with maximum current of 54A. To prevent overvoltage, the B700 ver.2 is also protected with a built-in OverTemperature Protection (OTP) that prevents the rail from shorting out.
Not only that, the B700 ver.2 is also 80 Plus EU 230V certified, which means that the PSU is constantly above 80% efficiency regardless of the power draw from the PSU. It also meets the new carbon emission regulations and is ecoPSU certified, for assurance that it is an eco-friendly PSU.
One thing to note is that the B700 ver.2’s 120mm fan is dead silent, thanks to the Hydro Dynamic Bearing technology that is used to eliminate friction between the fan and the contact point, which also in turn makes the fan last longer.
Being a 700 Watt PSU, the B700 ver.2 is capable of powering up some of the more high-end components with relatively no issues, such as a NVIDIA GTX 980 or an AMD R9 390 graphics card. The fact that the B-series PSUs come in a variety of power output such as 500W and 600W also shows that Cooler Master has thought out that not everyone will need that much power to run their PCs.
CHIP CONCLUDE: The Cooler Master B700 ver.2 PSU is a good PSU for a variety of PC builds, be it a HTPC, a simple office PC or even a gaming PC.
(previously published in issue August 2015)