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PC Power & Cooling power supplies are renowned for their quality, and our tests suggest that reputation is still well-deserved even after OCZ's purchase of the PSU maker a little less than a year ago. However, PC Power & Cooling's offerings typically aren't cheap, and the company doesn't make much of an effort to reach out to folks with shallower pockets (unless you count the firm's Dell upgrade PSUs).

Today, PC Power & Cooling is changing direction somewhat with the introduction of three new Silencer-series power supplies that have power ratings of only 370W, 420W, and 500W. All three units have 80 Plus certification, and they're rated for power efficiency of 82% with 0.99 power factor correction. The 370W and 420W models have 10 drive connectors, and the 500W part is outfitted with 13 connectors, including six for Serial ATA drives. Like their pricier cousins (and unlike most units out today) the three new PSUs also have single 12V rails.

PC Power & Cooling already has product pages on its online store for the new 370W, 420W, and 500W Silencer models, but the units are out of stock and no prices are displayed. According to those pages, the units are all covered with five-year warranties. That's not quite as impressive as the seven-year warranties PC Power & Cooling offers on some of its high-end models, but it's still at least a couple of years longer than what's provided by most mainstream PSU makers.


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good find
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post #3 of 26
Good move by them.
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post #4 of 26
Very nice to see high quality supplies in the lower-priced category.
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So what really happened was OCZ took some of there low end stuff and put another name o it lol. You know what I mean though, it sounds like something that a PC company would do right? Ever sense the buy up of PC P&C by OCZ I worried that the quality would deminsh ever so slightly. I'm not saying that OCZ is bad... I have one and I love it, even after almost two years it still hold strong, and I have NEVER EVER had any issues. I am saying however that it not the Silencer 610 you know.
I do have to admit it will help sales though, reaching out into the mid-market ad creating a bit more competition around the PSU area.
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Originally Posted by Villainstone View Post
So what really happened was OCZ took some of there low end stuff and put another name o it lol. You know what I mean though, it sounds like something that a PC company would do right? Ever sense the buy up of PC P&C by OCZ I worried that the quality would deminsh ever so slightly. I'm not saying that OCZ is bad... I have one and I love it, even after almost two years it still hold strong, and I have NEVER EVER had any issues. I am saying however that it not the Silencer 610 you know.
I do have to admit it will help sales though, reaching out into the mid-market ad creating a bit more competition around the PSU area.
OCZ has not done such! OCZ and PC P&C both said that OCZ power supplies and PC P&C power supplies would remain the same quality, even being made my the normal makers (FSP for OCZ, Seasonic for PC P&C)
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post #7 of 26
they make great PSUs. had mine for over a year and its running strong
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post #8 of 26
The corsair 450w model is excellent as well. I've personally used a half dozen in builds. Excellent quality and decent pricing (about $70).
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post #9 of 26
The PCP&C power supplies that are not part of the Turbo-Cool line are nothing special. They are good, don't get me wrong, but they're no better than corsair or seasonic PSUs for example, as seasonic is the OEM for all of them.

PCP&C's flagship Turbo-Cool line is made by Win-Tact and they are the super high quality ones.
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post #10 of 26
interesting, 5 years of warranty is definitely very nice. 7 years is one of the best limited I've heard of. Nothing comes close with Ultra's lifetime though
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