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Cooler Master Extreme 2 - 525W Power Supply

  • ATX 12V V2.3
  • 110 - 120 V / 220 - 240 V 50/60 Hz
  • +3.3V@22A, +5V@22A, +12V1@20A, +12V2@20A, -12V@0.3A, +5Vsb@2.5A
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Equipped with multiple technological improvements over its predecessor, Extreme II offers overlapping safety measures through multiple over power protections. It features two powerful +12V rails ensure clean and efficient delivery of power and high quality capacitors that are heat resistant to temperatures up to 105C. Extreme II offers you more power and value with higher wattage and amperage output.

  • newegg Safe Enjoy safe operation with multiple over power protections including OVP/UVP/OCP/OPP/OTP and SCP.
  • newegg Powerful The COOLER MASTER Extreme 2 RS-475-PCAR delivers 475 watts of reliable and continuous power, with dual +12V @18A output rails to ensure greater system stability.
  • newegg Durability The COOLER MASTER Extreme 2 power supply comes with high quality capacitor with heat resistant up to temperature 105 Celcius for unmatched performance and reliability.

Equipped with multiple technological improvements over its predecessor, Extreme II offers overlapping safety measures through multiple over power protections. It features two powerful +12V rails ensure clean and efficient delivery of power and high quality capacitors that are heat resistant to temperatures up to 105C. Extreme II offers you more power and value with higher wattage and amperage output.

  • newegg Safe Enjoy safe operation with multiple over power protections including OVP/UVP/OCP/OPP/OTP and SCP.
  • newegg Powerful The COOLER MASTER Extreme 2 RS-525-PCAR delivers 525 watts of reliable and continuous power, with dual +12V @20A output rails to ensure greater system stability.
  • newegg Durability The COOLER MASTER Extreme 2 power supply comes with high quality capacitor with heat resistant up to temperature 105 Celcius for unmatched performance and reliability.

The new release Extreme2 series packs a powerful punch by delivering stable streams of power through dual +12V outputs which will operate better and more efficient to your system. With the highly durable capacitor that can resist the heat up to 105 ? as well as the multiple protection designs and reliable 3 year warranty service, there's no doubt it's a great choice for home or office PC build or upgrade.


Learn more about the Cooler Master RS-525-PCAR

Model

Brand
COOLER MASTER
Model
RS-525-PCAR
Series
Extreme 2

Spec

Type
ATX 12V V2.3
Maximum Power
525W
Fans
1 x 120mm fan
PFC
No
Main Connector
20+4Pin
+12V Rails
2
PCI-Express Connector
1 x 6+2-Pin
SATA Power Connector
6
Haswell Support
Yes
Over Voltage Protection
Yes
Overload Protection
Yes
Input Voltage
110 - 120 V / 220 - 240 V
Input Frequency Range
50/60 Hz
Input Current
10A @ 115V, 5A @ 230V
Output
+3.3V@22A, +5V@22A, +12V1@20A, +12V2@20A, -12V@0.3A, +5Vsb@2.5A
MTBF
>100,000 Hours
Approvals
TUV / CE / UL / FCC / BSMI / GOST / C-tick / KC / CCC
Dimensions
5.9" x 5.5" x 3.4" (L x W x H)

Features

Connectors
M/B 20+4 Pin Connector x 1
CPU 4+4 Pin x 1
PCI-E 6+2 Pin x 1
SATA x 6
4 Pin Peripheral x 3
4 Pin Floppy x 1
Features
through Multiple Over Power Protections

Dual +12V outputs for higher power usage

High quality capacitor with heat resistant up to temperature 105 Degree C

Protection: OVP/UVP/OCP/OPP/OTP/SCP

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Ronald G.
  • 7/22/2014 11:14:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSteer Clear of "Cool Master"

This review is from: Cooler Master Extreme 2 - 525W Power Supply

Pros: 1 out of 2 PSU's worked.

Cons: Had to replace 2 PSU's. Opened both Cooler Master Extreme 2 525W units. First one worked fine, but the 2nd unit was DEAD, right out of the box. Returned for replacement, but was rejected because the box used to send it back was from the unit that worked. (Serial #'s didn't match and other box was already thrown out before learning of this little detail) Paid for the PSU and more for shipping to return the unit puts me out a lot of money for a broken PSU. Now I learn that they are shipping the defective unit back to me. I'll never buy another Cooler Master product. (For me or at my job, in which I buy all the tech supplies. I hope they enjoy my $$$. It's going to go toward another supplier from now on.) Keep in mind that both units were brand new. 50-50 odds when using this product.

Other Thoughts: After the inspections of the defective unit, they should have been able to tell that the unit was Brand New and not used.
Who would think that the wrong box from 2 identical products would get you rejected from getting a replacement.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Pats2002,

We sincerely apologize for the trouble you had with our power supplies. The power supplies in question come with a 2 year warranty. Please contact us so we can get those replaced or exchanged so we can rectify the situation.

Respectfully,


Marvin R.
CMUSA Support.

Live Chat:
http://us.coolermaster.com/livehelp/chat.php

Phone:
1-888-624-5099

Ticket:
http://support.coolermaster.com

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  • Emmanuelle L.
  • 7/21/2014 11:54:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY

This review is from: Cooler Master Extreme 2 - 525W Power Supply

Pros: Connector adapters

Cons: -PSU was DOA.
-Connectors are cheap

Other Thoughts: Friend bought this along with other hardware so I could build her new PC. The PSU was DOA. After seeing it and seeing the package, I was already scared, and having it DOA confirmed my thoughts. The whole build is cheap. Spend a bit more money and don't risk frying your pc with this piece of garbage... if it ever turns on! Don't even risk it, it's totally not worth it for this.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Hystabbia,

We sincerely apologize for the trouble you had with our power supplies. The power supplies in question come with a 2 year warranty. Please contact us so we can get those replaced or exchanged so we can rectify the situation.

Respectfully,


Marvin R.
CMUSA Support.

Live Chat:
http://us.coolermaster.com/livehelp/chat.php

Phone:
1-888-624-5099

Ticket:
http://support.coolermaster.com

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  • Danin L.
  • 1/21/2014 9:22:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsEvery Stress Test

This review is from: Cooler Master Extreme 2 - 525W Power Supply

Pros: Ran everything i needed it to run, perfectly and quietly. Massive overclock on my r9 270x (1300/1550) with i5 3570k both running furmark full load for hours.

Cons: Not Certified 80+

Other Thoughts: A lot of people giving this psu 1 star for DOA. But it's an excellent unit and is serving me very well.

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  • Sean M.
  • 11/24/2013 11:16:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood for what i'm using it for

This review is from: Cooler Master Extreme 2 - 525W Power Supply

Pros: This PSU is actually powering a 500w 2 channel 12v AMP for a car. I have it running two 8in Rockford sub woofers that i use for high bass notes in my surround sound. Now that being said its has worked great for me, before I cut it up I had it in a computer for about 3 weeks running 24/7 just to make sure it wasn't going to burn up on me right away.

Cons: For computer use: I would not buy this for a computer unless it was like internet computer or something and even then there is much better out there. The cables sleeving very cheap feeling and the cables are not very long. You can find much better PSU for about the same money.

Other Thoughts: If you can spend the extra money and buy something better. You get what you pay for.

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  • Eric R.
  • 11/20/2013 7:00:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

This review is from: Cooler Master Extreme 2 - 525W Power Supply

Pros: None, since it did not work.

Cons: Can DOA, first time with a Cooler Master. Newegg handled RMA fine but I lost $15+ on shipping it back.

Manufacturer Response:

Rico,
I'm sorry for the troubles with your Extreme 2 PSU. If you didn't already know, because we do see this come up in our support services, a power supply has to have a connection made in its 20+4pin motherboard cable in order for the PSU to turn on. We recommend testing the PSU hooked up to a system and turning on power through the motherboard to test whether or not it works, as just about any PSU will not turn on without a particular motherboard connection. I have also linked another quick testing method called the "Paper Clip Test" in the links below that can check to see if the PSU will at least turn on. Please do not uset his method to run the PSU for an extended period of time, only to see if it can power up.

If it is indeed DOA, though, I would either seek replacement through Newegg or you can request an eRMA with us at the link below.

If you have any other questions or need any more support, please contact us on Live Chat or submit a Ticket through the Contact Us link provided :)

Regards,
Kevin with Cooler Master

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  • Brent H.
  • 11/16/2013 4:59:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCoolerMaster Quality

This review is from: Cooler Master Extreme 2 - 525W Power Supply

Pros: High quality and good deal...just what you'd expect from coolermaster.

Cons: None...It wasn't free?

Other Thoughts: I combined this power supply with the N200 Coolermaster case...great combo. Definite recommend!

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/10/2013 12:10:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsthe new junk

This review is from: Cooler Master Extreme 2 - 525W Power Supply

Pros: none

Cons: - cheaply made
- not true to it's rating
- sparks and fire

Other Thoughts: a friend of mine bought this junk from another store. CM has been selling mountains of their junker series psus for years and this is no different. here's a tip, the only two psu series worth buying from CM are very new, the Vangaurd and VS series. avoid all others.

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  • Dmitriy K.
  • 10/22/2013 9:21:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBurned out in 6months

This review is from: Cooler Master Extreme 2 - 525W Power Supply

Pros: cheap, has alot of sata ports

Cons: burned after 6 months non stop usage.

Other Thoughts: had it installed in my lunux nas, was running non stop for 6 months, got home after work, house smells horribly. server is off. now have to wait for rma.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear valued customer,
I'm very sorry for the troubles. Please don't hesitate to contact us directly via Live Chat or tickets if you need any support with your products or replacement process.

Regards,
CMUSA Support

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  • Solange Y.
  • 10/7/2013 5:14:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGreat PSU, no noise !

This review is from: Cooler Master Extreme 2 - 525W Power Supply

Pros: This power supply is perfect but he need 1 more 6 pin connector for sli or crossfire because im using a molex with my 2 radeon hd 7850.

Cons: Shipping fast (take 2 buisness day to come)

Other Thoughts: didnt send rabate, 3 month is so long for reclaim 10$

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/29/2013 7:21:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIts a PSU

This review is from: Cooler Master Extreme 2 - 525W Power Supply

Pros: *Nice cooling fan
*525w
*Great amount of connectors

Cons: The biggest Con is not having a reason to put something here.

Other Thoughts: I would first like to address the bad eggs. As a hardware reviewer please understand the following.

Please dont dock eggs for not being modular. In a real review you would never do this. You are judging based on something it is not. A partially modular PSU you would dock points on if it was marketed as modular. You cannot dock points for not being modular when it was without a doubt NOT modular. "I gave this ferrari 3 out of 5 eggs because while its a great car its not a truck and I need to haul my mulch"

That said. This PSU is silent running. Fan has great CFM. powers a FX-6300 3 HDDs and a M5A78L-M LX plus mobo. I use it to run the above parts for a server. It has stayed on 24/7 it provides power it didnt catch on fire its a cooler master and it works.

The PSU doesnt get hot and includes more then enough connectors for your stuff. I wouldnt attempt to run this PSU on some quad SLI rig but you deserve whatever happens to you if you do. The PSU works great. One thing to note on the DOA reviews. When I received my PSU the power switch was in-between on and off. I check this anyway but incase you, yes the person reading this does not. That CAN cause some problems. Make sure you handle it right and dont try to start a car with it and this PSU will work, its cheap, It has decent wattage and its quiet.

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