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COOLMAX CUQ-1200B 1200W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified / CrossFire Ready / 3 way 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC and Compatible with Core i3/i5/i7 Power Supply

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  • ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91
  • 100 - 240 V
  • 80 PLUS Certified

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Green power is within your reach with the CUQ-1200B from Coolmax. This 1200W PSU has an up to 87% power efficiency and is RoHS certified. So you can feel good while out slaughtering your enemies online. The dual fans, a 135mm on the bottom and an 80mm on the back, help keep the PSU cool to increase both efficiency and life expectancy.

The semi-modular cable design lets you use only the cables you need so you don't have extras taking up space and blocking airflow. All of the cables have nylon mesh sleeving, this make management easier and reduces wind resistance aiding airflow. The most commonly used cables are permanently attached.

The power is delivered through 4 +12V rails for a balanced output even under the heaviest loads. This allows it to power up to 9 SATA devices and today's high powered graphics cards with no problem. So, build the system of your dreams and power it with Coolmax!

  • newegg ATX12V and EPS12V Compatible Compatible with the ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V v2.91 standards, the CoolMax CUQ-1200B provides maximum power stability to drive the processors as well as other components for desktop and server computer systems.
  • newegg 1200W Continuous Power A continuous power of 1200W delivers safe, reliable output for even the most extreme computer systems. Four industry-leading independent +12v rails are provided for more stable and safer power output.
  • newegg 80 Plus Certified The 80 PLUS certified power supply provides high power efficiency of at least 80% at any load between 20% and 100%, saving your money on your electrical bill, reducing heat in your computer's system and prolonging its life.
  • newegg NVIDIA SLI Certified The CoolMax CUQ-1200B power supply has gone through a series of rigorous NVIDIA SLI certification tests for maximum system stability when building NVIDIA SLI PCs.
  • newegg Modular Cable Design The modular cable design allows use of only the cables you need resulting in improved internal airflow and reduced system clutter.
  • newegg Efficient Cooling The 135mm and 80mm silent fans increase overall airflow in the power supply enclosure and help remove heat from the chassis simultaneously.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • Matthew W.
  • 6/5/2013 5:30:39 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLasted 5 years.

Pros: Can power just about anything you need. I had this hooked up to two computers in 5 years. My newest build is was running this with dual AMD Opteron 12-core processors, 32GB RAM, single graphics card, and set up a dual redundant water pump to cool everything.

Cons: Bought this on 5/30/2008 and finally went bad on 6/4/2013. It had a 5 year warranty which conveniently just expired. CoolMax refuses to honor the warranty because it has expired by merely 4 days.

I wonder if this was designed for failure after warranty.

After dealing with this company, I will never purchase another item from them again.

At least Nvida replaced a bad motherboard after a few days past its warranty for me.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy CoolMax.

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2 out of 5 eggsDunzo

Pros: Worked great.. It was powering an Intel i2700k and the gtx 580 classified video card. 16 gb ram, 3 Hard drives and a few fans.

Cons: I shutdown, went to bed, woke up, hit power and my PC was completely dead in the morning. I was surfing the net and playing some Fallout 3 no more than 6 hours before, it was running beautiful.

Other Thoughts: I have Corsair 850w that I had in my HTPC. Swapped the PSU and my computer is running great again. The Coolmax did not last more than a year. 2 stars only because it ran great while it lasted. Hopefully the replacement will last longer.. Glad there is a 5 year warranty.

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  • RalphRomano
  • 6/30/2012 2:13:10 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThis unit works for 5-10k hours only.

Pros: Big powerful unit. Nice looking too. Frankly, I don't care about nice looking and would rather pay less money. I want a product that gives me a great bang for the buck.

Cons: I have owned 2 of these units. Each one broke around the 5-10k hour mark. Honestly, it feels like some part is designed to break. In both instances it failed suddenly. The unit turns off and that's it. It never turns on. The unit is in a great environment. The case has 5 fans over it's life time on the case. No other part breaks other than this power supply. I have a Q9450 intel chip and one 465 video card. Nothing extreme for this power supply.

Other Thoughts: Every single cool max product I have had has failed.

I am severely handicap, and find it with great difficulty to return this and be without my computer. In these times, these issues should no longer exist. You can tell this problem plagues them, and I dislike the fact that they replace the unit with a different look and model number and all of these negative reviews disappear.

I have been with newegg since the beginning. I love newegg, they have always tried to have a reputable company and stand behind their customers. Thank you for your support newegg.

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  • Argyrios A.
  • 4/20/2012 7:28:09 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorse Power Supply and Company Yet

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: I owned a previous model of this. That power supply failed and after contacting Coolmax, they sent me this power supply for a replacement. Well, I used it for 3 months and it failed. So I would say Coolmax stuff fails.

Other Thoughts: Pretty upset since when a power supply dies, you wonder if it hurt anything else.

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  • David C.
  • 4/19/2012 5:42:42 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEstablished 2008!!

Pros: HUGE CHUCK of power!! Modular cables, 4 rails, 2 fans & just works! Been running this bad boy since 2008. Also is 80 Plus certified for energy efficiency

Cons: did not prevent the release of the "friday" song!!

Other Thoughts: I feel so bad for those that have had negative experiences with this bad boy.

Originally purchased to power my ATI HD 3870x2 & AMD dual Core 3.2Ghz rig in 2008.

I quickly realized how lame that setup was and in 2009 i rebuilt the system to be a Core i7-920, dual GTX 285's, threw in a couple 10k drives and dual BluRay Burners.

From day 1 I had overclocked that i7 to 4.2ghz per core (with HT) and its been cooled by a Domino AiO cpu cooler.

Since 2012, i have upgraded to Ram from 6gb @ DDr3 1600 to 12gb @ DDr3 2000, and i have thrown in a handful of SSD's. Also i have overclocked now the GPU's (C-725,M-2645,S-1584)

I have to admit, 1200 watts is a "bit" much, and i wish it was lil lower as i will be rebuilding the rig again to only have 1 GPU (gtx 680), but still its been running "perfect" for me for over 4 years!

as always, feel free to gmail my nickname with questions or comments

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  • Bart S.
  • 2/5/2012 6:42:18 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: Would be great product if I was an old man that used my computer once every few months. I bought this item as a replacement for a Tagan PSU. The Coolmax PSU ran solid for months. Then... Cons.

Cons: After a few months this product dead. Now if I let it sit for months it powers on and works great, but if I power my PC off it will not come back on for months, when it decides it wants to work. I think this product is complete garbage, and I will never buy anything label "Coolmax" again.

Other Thoughts: At least my Tagan PSU ran the course of it's recommended lifetime then dead. I have been working professionally in the Information Technology Industry for 9+ years, trust me when I say it's garbage and you should stay away from Coolmax.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/3/2011 12:14:50 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible Power Supply

Pros: None

Cons: I have had 2 of these, and both have died. They did give me a replacement unit, but it took about 6 weeks to arrive, and it died, just the the original.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this power supply.

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  • Brady W.
  • 8/2/2011 8:27:41 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAlmost as good as cow dung

Pros: worked out of box

Cons: 1. died about 12 months into the show cool max will not contact me back Ive sent emails.

2. cool max only has email to contact them.

3. its now going on 3 years I dont think they want customers.

Other Thoughts: I replaced this PSU with an 850W and it works better than it did on the 1200w lol. Cool Max is Junk. I almost for got about this thing started cleaning my garage and there it was i thought i would try again and send a review. ill change my review if they replace it.

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  • David B.
  • 7/6/2011 7:34:50 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIn for the long haul

Pros: -1200 watts will cover all the power you'll ever need.
-This has been in use for at least 10 hours a week for the past three years, and I have never had a problem with it.
-Comes with lots of extra cords, just in case.

Cons: Well...there was one time when my PC would not start, and I thought this had died; it was in fact the motherboard. So, none!

Other Thoughts: It does have many connectors coming out of it to begin with, so depending on how many components you have, it may be wise to buy cord in order to keep the case tidy.

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  • stephen t.
  • 1/19/2011 6:50:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed in less then 4 months

Pros: none

Cons: Failed in less then 4 months. Customer service with the company is only through email which is becoming a long and annoying process.

Other Thoughts: I wonder how much of my CTD I have been getting in the last couple of weeks has been due to power supply. I had been unable to figure out reason for them.

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