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Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500W

The Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500W has a maximum capacity of 500 Watts.

It has an 80 Plus rating of Standard, is built to be silent, and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 150cm x 140cm x 86cm.

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Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500W

help iconCapacity500Whelp icon+12V Count2
help iconForm FactorATX12Vhelp iconLength150cm
help icon80 Plus RatingStandardhelp iconWidth140cm
help iconEfficiency at 100%33.20%help iconHeight86cm
help iconEfficiency at 50%21.90%help iconFan Size120mm
help iconEfficiency at 20%19.90%help iconModularno
help iconLocalizationUnited Stateshelp iconSilentyes
help iconInput Voltage100V - 240Vhelp icon24 Pin Mobo Connectoryes
help iconInput Frequency Range50Hz - 60Hzhelp icon4+4 Pin CPU Connectoryes
help icon+3.3V Output20Ahelp icon8 Pin Connectors1
help icon+5V Output20Ahelp icon4 Pin Connectors1
help icon+12V Output38Ahelp iconSATA Connector6

Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500W compatibility review

The Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500W power supply has a maximum wattage output of 500W. This is a mid-range capacity, and should be fine as long as it is part of an equally mid-range system build. Always make sure that a purchased PSU is capable of powering your system. Remember that a higher PSU capacity does not necessarily equate to a higher wattage output and a more expensive electricity bill. In fact, you may find that a higher capacity PSU will function more efficiently than a lower capacity PSU because it is dealing with a lower percentage of its maximum load - that is, it is not being stressed to the same extent.

The Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500W has an 80 Plus rating of Standard. This means the PSU operates at average efficiency levels of at least 80% for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20%. Standard is the lowest 80 Plus certificate available, but with 80% load efficiency minimums, the Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500W is still reliably efficient and is by no means a bad PSU choice. The actual efficiencies for this PSU are 33.20%, 21.90%, and 19.90%, for loads of 100%, 50%, and 20%.

The dimensions of the Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500W (LxWxH) are 150cm x 140cm x 86cm. Make sure to compare these measurements against the case you desire if planning on using it in a build.

The Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500W is not modular, meaning that cables are built into the PSU itself and cannot be taken out and connected back in as necessary. This can result in difficult cable management and consequently a messy build and poor airflow.

The Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500W is designed for low volumes, meaning that its constant drone while your PC is on would be less noticeable - ideal for those that prefer silent environments.

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