PC Power & Cooling 1kw Turbo-Cool TC1KW PSU



On a power supply with 1kw of power, you'd expect it to have enough connectors to take advantage of it. I'm pleased to say that you won't be disappointed. The Turbo-Cool has enough connectors for almost any kind of setup, including a multiple drive RAID setup.

PCP&C Cables PCP&C Cables

I was slightly amused by the way that the cables were bundled together with an elastic band. A functional method i guess, and it kind of fits in with the simplistic theme of the rest of the packaging.

The cables are all sleved in black nylon mesh with the ends finished off with black heatshrink. The sleeving job is very professional, but yet again quite primitive with the heatshrink being held in place by clear cable ties. In my opinion PCP&C would have been better to place the heatshrink over the cable ties in a similar way seen on other power supplies. This is just a minor gripe and would only really benefit in makes things look tidier.


PCP&C Adapter PCP&C Adapter

Another minor cosmetic gripe is the use of White ATX/EPS12v connectors. In my opinion it would have looked much better if they had opted to use Black plastic on all of the connectors - including the molex's.

PCP&C have adopted the latest technology (24-Pin ATX and EPS12v) for their connectors, but have also provided backward compatability for older systems by means of plug-in adapter cables, which provide 20-Pin ATX and 4-Pin PC12v connectors for older motherboards.

Connectors Connectors Connectors

Connectors Connectors

With 8 Molex and 6 SATA connectors, the Turbo-Cool actually holds the records for the most connectors on any power supply we've tested here at OC3D so far.

The only thing that i found slightly strange was the fact that the Turbo-Cool only has one floppy disk power cable. Most power supplies provide two at least, which is often required when boards like the DFI NF4 make use of a floppy connector to power certain parts of the board.
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Most Recent Comments

22-05-2006, 10:56:55

Often regarded as the "Big Daddies" of the PSU market, do they deserve their reputation? OC3D find out...

Review HereQuote

22-05-2006, 11:01:42

I want one....now Quote

22-05-2006, 11:08:49

Was this frags?

And can i have the sitcker?Quote

22-05-2006, 11:10:10

No and No

This PSU was supplied directly from PCP&C Quote

22-05-2006, 11:14:45

As all of our review samples are - it comes straight from the manufacturerQuote

22-05-2006, 12:32:19

Yes we do indeed Quote

22-05-2006, 12:33:17

Yeppers Quote

22-05-2006, 13:01:33

I can say that I have never seen a PSU as stable as my pc p&c 1kw. It hardly varies at all. I have completely loaded the thing up before with 6 dvd burners, 10 hds, 2 7900gtxs, my venus, 8x120mm fans, 4x80mm fans, and all wc stuff without even the slightest hiccup. It is massive though and doesn't fit in some cases. ok most cases The fact that there is only one FDD power adapter is a down fall with DFI mobos and probably one of my only gripes against the psu. Overall I LOVE THIS PSU!Quote

22-05-2006, 14:08:19

The PSU rules, plain and simple, it powers through all competition!Quote

22-05-2006, 14:12:48

looks like a good psu but nothing i would buy.

waste of money on a midrange setup

would probably fit my case if i move my dvdburner to the bottom cage.Quote

22-05-2006, 14:50:57

Good to hear that owners of this PSU share my views on it overall Quote

22-05-2006, 19:47:39

Great review mate... It's the only PSU I'd put in a new build. Mine was so outrageously awesome that I'd never think twice about owning one or trying something different.

Yes, the price tag is definately up there for a power supply... But no other PSU can supply the power that this monster can. And it does it with ease.

PCP&C FTW! :bow:Quote

23-05-2006, 02:36:45

Excellent review JimQuote

23-05-2006, 03:51:40

Cheers lads Quote

23-05-2006, 05:13:42

WC Annihilus
Nice review man!

And Grr at you! Quote

31-05-2006, 04:25:03


31-05-2006, 06:13:26

WC Annihilus
OMG! I'd be happy just to be on their site but being the first listing? WOOT WOOT! Mad props to Jim and Kemp! Quote

31-05-2006, 12:27:09

Originally Posted by name='WC Annihilus'
but being the first listing?
the best should be at on top of all others Quote

31-05-2006, 12:32:55


31-05-2006, 15:52:01

wow on top of everyone, even magazines...very well done!Quote

31-05-2006, 16:04:54

Congratz mate!! That's awesome, and a HUGE step in the right direction for OC3D.

The only thing I might suggest, is that the logo u give out to people to use on their page such as the one PCP&C used, is to add the url to our site somewhere Quote

31-05-2006, 16:24:42

That was their decision not ours. I think they SHOULD link to our review but I dunno....Quote

31-05-2006, 16:49:45

Yeah it would have been nice to have a link to our site for the review - but if you look at the other reviews, they are all copied on to their site.

Not sure why, maybe so it doesn't get lost or changed... But hey its their perogativeQuote

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