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post #1 of 27
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Just wondering what peoples opinions on PC Power and Cooling PSUs vs others, the reason I am asking is that I'm going to start getting ready for my next build based on Ivy bridge. I currently have the 1200W PC P&C Turbo Cool PSU, and I must say that I'm happy with it, but I've noticed you don't really see too much about them. I paid $500 for it, and I wouldn't mind getting another for my next build, but not if there is something better out there.

PSUs are one thing I don't really know too much about the technicalities of, so I'd appreciate any input, thanks. Going to order Mountain Mods case PSU, and monitors over the next couple months for this build.
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post #2 of 27
PC Power & Cooling is fairly good, they're just not very well-known since they're only known for their high-end PSUs. You're fine.
post #3 of 27
Corsair, PC Power Cooling, I think Antec and a couple others are all built off of Seasonic OEM's so they're all good.

Me personally? I use Corsair in computers I build for others since it's usually on a budget and they run great for the price. Me personally? I stick with PC Power & Cooling and Corsair. I use PCC in my own rigs cause they run great and quiet and they last forever. I've got one that was made back in like...04 or 03 and that thing is still running strong. I bought my 700 quad ATI edition used on here from Mr. Niceguy a couple years back and it's still powering my systems.

Pc Power & Cooling, Corsair, Seasonic, Antec are the 4 I would look at personally
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post #4 of 27
PC P&C also uses Sirtec (for Silencer Mk II series) since being bought by OCZ. The Turbo Cool were actually by another company, Win-Tact, though those were good too. Corsair has a lot of units by CWT (though they're not necessarily worse than the Seasonic ones) and Flextronics (just for the flagship AX1200). Antec also uses Delta (same) and FSP (only for some lowest-end Basiq series).

There are a lot of pretty good units these days. The only companies that use only Seasonic units are Seasonic and XFX, as far as I know. Regardless, many other companies can make and do make good PSUs too. Check the recommended list sticky for ideas.
post #5 of 27
Go for the Antec HCP 1200, its the best top notch psu out there, also its the king of power supply's. Don't go with Corsair AX 1200, few people realize this but Corsair only has 1 12v rail and its still priced at $279.99. Besides it also doesn't have all the protection options that the Antec HCP 1200 has. If I were asked to price the Corsair AX 1200 psu, I would price it at $219.99.

The Antec HCP 1200 has 8 12v rails, It has Over current protection (OCP), Over voltage protection (OVP), Short circuit protection (SCP), Over power protection (OPP),Over thermal protection (OTP). Here are all the features it has, http://store.antec.com/Product/HighCurrentPro/hcp-1200/0-761345-23920-2.aspx . Also the Antec HCP 1200 is shorter than than the corsair HX 1000watt psu.

Here's the Antec HCP 1200 at newegg for $299.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371043&Tpk=hcp%201200
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post #6 of 27
1200 watts :| wonder how many of those it would take to run a house lol

@captain *waves* sup neighbor tongue.gif
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post #7 of 27
PC Power & Cooling is behind the times in PSUs.

They still make 80mm rear exhaust PSU's and are not even up with modern designs. Unfortunately it's their creed which holds them back.

PC Power & Cooling was also purchased by OCZ in 2007, so they released some PSUs (Silencer MKII's) which were sub-par.

Siliencer 910 and 760w units are great units. Still very loud though.


There are often better units for the cost. If you were going for a 1200w unit, a Sparkle Gold Class 1250w, OCZ ZX 1250w, Corsair AX1200, Silverstone Strider Gold 1200w, & Antec High Current Pro 1200w are all better units.
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smile.gif Was wondering when you were going to post tator biggrin.gif

Is sparkle really a good company? I remember back when they started doing video cards but for some reason I just can't get over the name lmao
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post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by SpykeZ;13515200 
1200 watts :| wonder how many of those it would take to run a house lol

@captain *waves* sup neighbor tongue.gif

IDk, I do know last year I couldn't run my window AC and PC at the same time or I blew the fuse.
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post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by SpykeZ;13515263 
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Is sparkle really a good company? I remember back when they started doing video cards but for some reason I just can't get over the name lmao

Yeah, for some reason I don't see myself every buying a product from a company called 'Sparkle' Have thought this ever since I saw video cards from them.
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