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post #21 of 107
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Updated.

Also, reading through this thread again, I TOTALLY called it man.
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I would never say "Don't buy Silencer MKII's" as they are not bad units.

But like the AX Series from Corsair (though to a larger extent) fail to impress based on what was previously offered.

As I've already witnessed a few instances (non-US buyers mind you) that could get a PCP&C Silencer MKII 750w cheaper from Ebay than they could get a decent 750w PSU in their country.
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post #23 of 107
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I would never say "Don't buy Silencer MKII's" as they are not bad units.

But like the AX Series from Corsair (though to a larger extent) fail to impress based on what was previously offered.

As I've already witnessed a few instances (non-US buyers mind you) that could get a PCP&C Silencer MKII 750w cheaper from Ebay than they could get a decent 750w PSU in their country.
Maybe in some circumstances, but what I'm trying to drive home is that PC Power & Cooling is no longer a premier name. They're just not worth buying anymore.
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Maybe in some circumstances, but what I'm trying to drive home is that PC Power & Cooling is no longer a premier name. They're just not worth buying anymore.
I got my original Silencer 750 in the early 2008 (arund march 2008) was that early enough to avoid the OCZ contamination? aka should i sell my current unit and get better one? I've had no issues so far and this PSU has been through a couple of system-wide upgrades and currently is powering a OCed i7 930 and OCed 5850 CrossFire without any issues.
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post #25 of 107
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Nah, it's a SeaSonic S12 unit, very solid.
post #26 of 107
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Nah, it's a SeaSonic S12 unit, very solid.
Awesome, good to know. But ya I remember when I was researching PSUs PCP&C was considered the very best, now a days not so much.

Looks like I'll keep my original Silencer 750 as a backup if I do need to upgrade to a 1000w in 2-3 years.
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But like the AX Series from Corsair (though to a larger extent) fail to impress based on what was previously offered.
I'm no electrical guru but I suggest you look at the HX and the AX series from consumer standpoint. The AX series just looks so much more classy than the HX series. If you're getting an 800D and spending heaps on a Classified motherboard, why not spend the extra $20 and get an amazingly sleeved PSU? For me, the difference was definitely worth it and there are efficiency gains to be had as well. Besides, the AX series hold their resale value much better than the HX series.

TL;DR - the AX series impressed me enough over the HX series to buy it.
post #28 of 107
Now I have a PCP&C 1Kw PS that keeps chugging along, but I'm waiting for that ANTEC HCP-1200 to be in stock...
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post #29 of 107
deafmetal, I think your PC doesn't really need all that much of a power supply. Neither does mine, but I've downgraded over time. Are you going for quad 4870s or something of the sort?
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I'm no electrical guru but I suggest you look at the HX and the AX series from consumer standpoint. The AX series just looks so much more classy than the HX series. If you're getting an 800D and spending heaps on a Classified motherboard, why not spend the extra $20 and get an amazingly sleeved PSU? For me, the difference was definitely worth it and there are efficiency gains to be had as well. Besides, the AX series hold their resale value much better than the HX series.

TL;DR - the AX series impressed me enough over the HX series to buy it.
Because you're a blind consumer buying on looks.

I'm no electrical guru either, but I can read the numbers and figure out which is better.
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