PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer S75EPS PSU

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The first thing that strikes you about the Silencer 750w is its finish. Painted in metallic copper, the Silencer 750w sparkles like a bar of gold under direct light. Regardless of whether you love or hate the colour, it's clear to see that PCP&C have listened to computer enthusiasts who rant on how boring a matt black PSU is these days. For those of us who have a PC colour scheme not suited to this unit, PCP&C do still offer the Silencer 750w in a matt black finish on request.

Measuring in at 149x86x180mm (WxHxD) the Silencer 750w is roughly the same size as a standard ATX PSU, which is great news for those of us with small cases or limited space around the PSU area. The unit also felt very heavy in comparison with some of our previously tested power supplies, which is generally a sign of a good quality unit.

PCP&C 750w Silencer Back PCP&C 750w Silencer Top

The back of the unit contains an 80mm fan covered with a painted black mesh fan grill, which contrasts really well with the copper paintwork of the PSU. As with all other modern PSU's, the silencer is able to auto-detect the input voltage, and therefore has no switch to manually change the voltage between 110/230v.

A specifications sticker has been placed on top of the unit, which (in my opinion) is a much better place for the sticker, as it doesn't cover over the parts of the power supply you are likely to see with the unit installed inside your case.

PCP&C 750w Silencer Side PCP&C 750w Silencer Front

The sides and front of the unit contain several long, thin grills around the components that require air flow. Through the front of the unit it is possible to see the large aluminium heat sinks responsible for dissipating the heat from some of the hotter components.

The front of the unit also has a small lip with two wide screw holes. I can only assume that this can be used to bolt the end of the power supply to the top of a case, thus stopping the end of the power supply from 'sagging' downwards under the weight of its internal components.

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25-09-2006, 12:28:19

JN
"PC Power & Cooling are often regarded as the "Crème de la Crème" of the power supply world. Today I'll be putting their 750w Silencer through its paces to see if it lives up to their reputation."

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25-09-2006, 12:35:10

ai_01
was actually hoping you'd review this psu... gj as usual.. kinda sad how loud it is.. think it would of done better with a 120mm fan. btw the forum linky at the end is broken or no linkage.

25-09-2006, 12:38:39

JN
Yeah it is a tad on the loud side when under full load. However, after speaking with someone that uses one 24/7 - it remains really quiet for them in their Conroe rig. Its just when you push past 35a on the 12v rail that it starts to pipe up the noise a bit.

IMO they could have chosen a better fan (41dba @ 12v is a bit loud), but they did a good job of keeping it quiet in most situations.

25-09-2006, 15:02:13

FarFarAway
I luff PCP&C's....mmmmmm
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