PC Power & Cooling Silencer 910W ATX PSU
If there was a PSU Hall of Fame,
one company that would have more units inside there than anyone else would undoubtedly be PC Power & Cooling. Over the years they have produced some of the best power supplies that money can buy, with models such as the Turbo-Cool
racking up awards worldwide. It's no wonder then that enthusiasts who demand the best will often accept nothing less that PCP&C.
In May 2008 as many of us will remember, PCP&C was taken under the wing of OCZ Technology in an effort to increase availability and share knowledge. This was certainly a success as PCP&C products can now be purchased in just about every large online retailer in the UK, removing the need to place your purchase state-side and wait for customs to sting you with a nice import tax bill. Some may argue that by bringing PCP&C into the 'mainstream' they lost their "supermodel" status, with even average Joe being able to get his grubby mits on one. But as we've seen many times in the past, competition drives progression, and today we're going to be taking a look at one of PCP&C's latest models, the Silencer 910
, to find out just how being in the mainstream for the past year has shaped their products.
Legendary Silencer performance now in an incredible 910W of continuous clean and stable power. Our Silencer 910 power supply gives you unparalleled PC Power & Cooling performance and reliability along with a unique ultra-quiet cooling design, Quad PCI-Express connectors, classic black finish, and a price that seals the deal.
• 910W Continuous @ 50C (1000W Peak)
• NVIDIA SLI Certified (Up To 2 x GTX295)
• 80+ Silver Certified (88% Efficiency); .99 Active PFC
• Up to 90% (10dB) Less Noise per Watt
• +12VDC @ 74A (Powerful Single Rail)
• Rock-Solid, Super-Clean DC Output
• Quad PCI-E and complete array of connectors
• Automatic Fan Speed Control Circuit
• 5-Year Warranty and Tech Support
Probably one of the most noticeable improvements in the specifications of the Silencer 910 from its predecessors is its improved efficiency levels. Previous models from the Silencer range such as the 750 Quad
were certainly no slouches with 83%+ being effortlessly achieved. But as we can see from the specs above PCP&C have managed to push this up to 88% on the Silencer 910 with an 80 Plus Silver certificate to prove it.
Other noteworthy features include the 5-Year Warranty, NVIDIA Certification for up to two GTX295's and 1000w peak power delivery - even at 50ºC, which is something I'll certainly be testing in the OC3D hot-box later on in the review.
|PCP&C Silencer 910 Rail Layout |
|DC Output ||+3.3V ||+5V ||+12V1 ||+12V2 ||+12V3 ||+12V4 ||+12V5 ||+12V6 ||-12V ||+5VSB |
|24A ||30A ||74A ||- ||- ||- ||- ||- ||0.8A ||3A |
|Max Power ||150W ||888W ||9.6W ||15W |
|910W (1000W Peak) |
Staying true to their roots PCP&C have configured the Silencer 910 with a single +12v rail rated at a tasty 74A. This type of configuration has always been the enthusiasts favourite as it ensures all power can be delivered to components without the worry of balancing loads across multiple rails. Both the +3.3v and +5v rails also carry quite good specs at 24A and 30A respectively with a combined maximum output of 150W.
Now to take a look at the packaging and it's contents over on the next page...
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