Cooler Master, however, is keen to reinforce its position as a provider of high-quality power supplies that are designed and made in-house.
Take the Real Power Pro 1250W as an example. It packs in gargantuan power and, pleasingly, is rated to provide 1.25kW at 50C. It sports the usual gubbins that define a high-end PSU - it's big, has six 12V rails that pack 28A on each line and offers a plethora of connectors that includes three eight-pin (well, 6+2) connectors.
[advert]As if further evidence of its impressive capacity were needed, Cooler Master had it running two high-performance systems concurrently. The first featured an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 (quad-core) processor, 4GiB of high-speed DDR2, WD's impressive Raptor X and a couple of wattage-sucking GeForce 8800 GTX cards in SLI.
The second, while not quite as powerful, only differed by the use an equally watt-hungry Pentium Extreme Edition 955 processor.
The obvious question is just what sort of kit would it take to push the PSU to its limit? An insane watercooling/TEC combo, we suppose.
Price and availability come under that nastiest of acronyms - TBC.