PC Power & Cooling 1kw Turbo-Cool TC1KW PSU

Looking Inside

Looking Inside

Quite often the quality of a power supply can be determined by its weight. Heavy power supplies are generally of better build quality and on the whole perform better.

In addition to the weight, another way to determine the quality of a power supply is to take a look at its internal components. Generally power supplies with large capacitors and heatsinks are likely to perform better than units on the opposite end of the scale.

PCP&C Inside PCP&C Inside

PCP&C Heatsinks PCP&C Heatsinks

The insides of the Turbo-Cool 1kw are well arranged and very tidy, which will clearly aid in keeping good airflow through the unit.

I was most impressed with the number of heatsinks cooling things down, and also that PCP&C had gone to the effort of using thermal interface compound on the heatsinks to enable maximum heat transfer.

PCP&C Adjustable Pots

If you've read any of my previous power supply reviews, you will know that I am constantly disappointed by power supplies that do not have adjustable potentiometers (pots). These pots allow you to fine tune the voltages output on each rail of a power supply, which can be handy if one of the rails falls below ATX specification.

I am pleased to say that the Turbo-Cool 1kw DOES indeed have adjustable pots for controlling the voltages on all of the rails.
If you look at the circuit board just behind the pots (I was unable to get a picture) and you will see that PCP&C have printed what each pot is responsible for adjusting which takes the guess work out of changing your rail voltages.

PCP&C Delta Fan PCP&C Delta Fan

No expense has been spared when selecting a fan to cool the unit. Above you can see the installed 80mm fan manufactured by Delta, which are renowned for their high performance. At 12v this fan pushes an impressive 52cfm at a rather noisy 42.5dBA. However, the Turbo-Cool 1kw does employ a fan speed controller to keep the fan running at lowest possible noise levels when the power supply is not running hot.
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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 Here

22-05-2006, 11:01:42

I want one....now

22-05-2006, 11:08:49

Was this frags?

And can i have the sitcker?

22-05-2006, 11:10:10

No and No

This PSU was supplied directly from PCP&C

22-05-2006, 11:14:45

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

22-05-2006, 12:32:19

Yes we do indeed

22-05-2006, 12:33:17


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!

22-05-2006, 14:08:19

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

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.

22-05-2006, 14:50:57

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

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:

23-05-2006, 02:36:45

Excellent review Jim

23-05-2006, 03:51:40

Cheers lads

23-05-2006, 05:13:42

WC Annihilus
Nice review man!

And Grr at you!

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!

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

31-05-2006, 12:32:55


31-05-2006, 15:52:01

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

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

31-05-2006, 16:24:42

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

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 perogative

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