This iGreen power supply from Cooler Master has nothing to do with low-end (“generic”) power supplies you may find on the market, as it uses high-end components and several features not found on cheaper units, like active PFC, fan speed control, an 120 mm silent fan, etc.
We were very impressed by the power rectifiers used. They are not only good quality components but also can theoretically deliver more power than the labeled power rating of this power supply. Of course other components limit the capability of this product to deliver more than what it is labeled – like the coils and transformer used.
As we mentioned, there are two main unforgivable flaws on this particular model: first, it doesn’t come with a second PCI Express auxiliary connector. Second, it doesn’t come with an EPS12V connector. If you need these two features, you will need to buy an iGreen 500 W or 600 W power supply. So the 430 W model is different from the other models included in the iGreen series. In our opinion, a manufacturer should keep all the same features for all models within a given power supply series.
The majority of competing 430 W power supplies also don’t carry these two features, however they are cheaper – and that’s the major drawback of this power supply. You can easily find competing products from Antec, Thermaltake and Enermax – just to name a few competitors – costing less, what would you make you to think twice before going for this Cooler Master model. Availability is also an issue, as we couldn’t find this product being sold in the US.