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Originally Posted by 003 View Post
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 #12 of 26
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I really don't care if you don't believe me, but if you need to have proof, look up the UL number on the non turbo-cool PSUs, you will see the oem is in fact seasonic.
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Amps! I need amps batman!
    
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post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
they make great PSUs. had mine for over a year and its running strong
Same here. My first PSU was an Ultra X-Connect II. I used it for a while then all of a sudden it started making an odd ticking noise under load (ask DesertRat about it Dont worry, I told him all about it before I gave it to him. I'm not a jerk. ) so I decided to upgrade to my current PCP&C unit and its been great.
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post #15 of 26
Hmm they say mainstream, but their current non-seasonic 470W model with 74% efficiency is $75 on the egg, so expect the 500W model to be ~$100. IMO thats not mainstream, its an epic fail compared to the 550W Corsair or the 600W OCZ of equal quality.
    
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post #16 of 26
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Hmm they say mainstream, but their current non-seasonic 470W model with 74% efficiency is $75 on the egg, so expect the 500W model to be ~$100. IMO thats not mainstream, its an epic fail compared to the 550W Corsair or the 600W OCZ of equal quality.
I wouldn't call it an epic fail, depending on the price.
I have the Silencer 470 which has 26amps on the 12v rail.
The 500w has 35amps on the 12v rail. 82% efficiency

Never had an issue with the 470w running:
4 sticks of DDR2 ram
HD
2 optical drives
sound card
overclocked 8800GT
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
I wouldn't call it an epic fail, depending on the price.
I have the Silencer 470 which has 26amps on the 12v rail.
The 500w has 35amps on the 12v rail. 82% efficiency

Never had an isuues with the 470w running:
4 sticks of DDR2 ram
HD
2 optical drives
sound card
overclocked 8800GT
That was exactly my point though, the 470W costs $75, so the far superior 500W one is going to be much more expensive. 500W is kind of the inbetween zone, its enough for most single cards, but not enough for dual cards. That means the most you would ever want to pay for a 500W PSU is around $75, since any more than that and you could get a 600W SLI/CF ready psu.


And this whole PSU thing is totally overblown anyway. My 500W Coolermaster, which is borderline crap is enough to run my OC'd CPU and GPU, 3 sticks of OC'd DDR2, 2 dvd drives, 2 HDDs, and 5 LED fans without breaking a sweat... The only realy difference between mine and this one is that mine is kinda loud, but less dBs isn't worth a 100% price markup to me.
    
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post #18 of 26
Agreed
It does have a 8pin pcie connector in addition to a 6pin though.
That seems to be a must have in the near future.
post #19 of 26
good Read, I like my PCP&C (in Sig) has two 8pin pci cords and two 6pin with plenty of power and it is sturdy and just wow..
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