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Years ago, PCP&C were commonly recognized as *the* power supply to get for OC and best for protecting high-performance components. I wasn't sure what to think when they were bought by OCZ. I've owned OCZ memory a couple of times, and I can't say they ever impressed me.

Have there been any quality issues since they've been under new management?
 

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Years ago, PCP&C were commonly recognized as *the* power supply to get for OC and best for protecting high-performance components. I wasn't sure what to think when they were bought by OCZ. I've owned OCZ memory a couple of times, and I can't say they ever impressed me.

Have there been any quality issues since they've been under new management?
Well, if OCZ now own them, it will be better seen as SeaSonic make all OCZ units and SeaSonic are the best.
 

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I used to own a PCP&C 1kwSR, it was an awesome supply. After that died, I switched over to other makers ... Seasonic, Enermax, Corsair. I have a 750w PCP&C that I bought about 4 months ago, so far, it's been holding up nicely.
 

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There's a rumor in town that OCZ is preparing to sell PCP&C, and I wouldn't be surprised if it happens, given the financial conundrum they got themselves into. However PCP&C is making money for them, so I wouldn't be surprised if they hold on to it either.

PCP's current lineup spans from decent (Silencer MKII) to excellent (high(er) output Silencer MKIII units).
 

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I was just wondering about that! I own a silencer MKII 750 Watt in my family member's computer and was thinking how it compares to more modern GPUs. In fact was even going to look for comments from Original Sin or Phaedrus!!
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(Also, that power supply is anything but silent. Easily the loudest component in Rig. no. 2 at idle. And I went through 3 of them--all the same). Albeit, I always strive for silent builds, so I'm highly biased!
 

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Well, if OCZ now own them, it will be better seen as SeaSonic make all OCZ units and SeaSonic are the best.
No OCZ units are made by Seasonic nor have they ever been. Currently they use Sirtec and Great Wall. PC Power & Cooling has used Seasonic in the past and do so again alongside SuperFlower with the MkIII series.

PC Power & Cooling units are still good units though.
 

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Well, if OCZ now own them, it will be better seen as SeaSonic make all OCZ units and SeaSonic are the best.
SeaSonic does not make all of OCZ's power supplies.
 

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MKIII--the most recent PC P&C power supplies--are made by Seasonic and Superflower. MKII are not (by Highpower, I believe). My MKII PSU still got very good reviews and came with a 7 year warranty!
 

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I'm trying to RMA my Silencer MKii 750w since it has a bad PCI-E power connector but I can't seem to find a serial number anywhere on it. Much appreciated any help someone can give me. Thanks.
I found an image of it on Hardware Secrets' review, the serial should be on the broadside with the spec label...
 

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I found an image of it on Hardware Secrets' review, the serial should be on the broadside with the spec label...
Thanks for the quick response. The only number I can find there looks like a UPC number. I guess I'll have to call the company to find out if that's the serial number or not.
 

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That's your serial number. The UPC code/number is on the retail box.
 
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PC Power & Cooling MKIII is rather good & it's modular, according to reviews. It's also decently cheap usually.

400-600w = Seasonic , others = Superflower. They don't use San Ace fans or ADDA fans though.

The MKII is iffy (made by Highpower/Sirtec).
 

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Thanks TwoCables. Sorry for the noob question.
hehe you cheeky noob. :)

I mean, it's all good. Every question is a good question to me when it's an honest or real one.
 

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PC Power & Cooling MKIII is rather good & it's modular, according to reviews. It's also decently cheap usually.

400-600w = Seasonic , others = Superflower. They don't use San Ace fans or ADDA fans though.

The MKII is iffy (made by Highpower/Sirtec).
Yeah, if I remember correctly, the 400-600W MKIIIs are SeaSonic S12II or M12IIs, and the other ones ("the bigger ones") are Super Flower Golden Greens.
 
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