PC Power&Cooling Silencer MK III 600W Power Supply
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Ever since i can remember myself i always liked using and testing the most powerful power supplies in the market since as most of you know i prefer to have plenty of power available and never need it than need it and not have it. Because of that all 4 of our test rigs get power supplies ranging from 1000W up to 1350W which of course we update every time something better comes through the door. Still most people out there never cross the 600W mark when they make their choice and so todays review is in a way dedicated to that segment of the market. Of course as the name of the review clearly states today we will be taking a look at the latest Silencer MKIII 600W power supply by PC Power & Cooling.
On April 19,1985, PC Power & Cooling began operations in a small warehouse just outside of San Diego, CA. Founded by Doug Dodson, a commodity trader and electronic hobbyist, the company's first products were custom fans to cool and quiet computers. In 1986, the company introduced its Silencer 150 and Turbo-Cool 200, the industry's first ultra-quiet and high-performance power supplies. Other high-end products followed, the reviews were great, and the company continued to grow. In 1991, the company moved to its current facility in San Diego, CA. Over the last 25 years, PC Power & Cooling has produced many innovative products including: the first CPU cooler, the first PC heat alarm, the first independently-regulated PC power supply, the first redundant power system, the first NVIDIA-certified SLI supply, the first One Kilowatt computer power supply, and the first power supply with its own certified test report (Turbo-Cool 1KW). PC Power & Cooling takes pride in its loyal and knowledgeable customer base, its ultra-reliable product line, its professional and friendly staff, and its financial strength.
Overall the Silencer MKIII 600W may not impress enthusiasts and hardcore overclockers (mainly because of its rated power) but since both OCZ and PC Power & Cooling have other lines aimed at Enthusiasts and Overclockers this was never their intension. On the other hand i was surprised in a very positive way with the performance of the Silencer MKIII 600W since as you will also see later on not only did it hold its ground even at a rather high overload (peak) but it also produced rock solid rail voltage numbers in the process. True its white paint may not be the most suitable addition for your black PC Case but in the end when it comes to such products performance is a lot more important than appearances.