PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750w CrossFire Edition ATX PSU

Packaging & Appearance

Packaging

PC Power & Cooling have never really gone for the fancy retail packaging idea, instead sticking to very sturdy oversized cardboard boxes. It's no surprise either, considering PCP&C originally designed many of their units for enterprise servers rather than enthusiast PC's.

PCP&C Silencer 750w Box PCP&C Silencer 750w Box

The Silencer 750w Quad arrived in a plain white, double-walled corrugated cardboard box that does a very good job of protecting the unit from knocks and bumps during shipping - even on it's long journey from Carlsbad, USA.

We can see from the front of the box that the 750w Silencer boasts a peak output of 825w, 83% efficiency, Quad PCI-E connectors and a 3yr warranty.

PCP&C Silencer 750w Quad Contents

The box is separated into 3 compartments for containing the power supply, cables and manual. It's good to see that PCP&C have situated the power supply in the middle of the box, further protecting the unit from any courier inflicted damage.

PCP&C Silencer 750w Quad Contents PCP&C Silencer 750w Quad Test Report

Removing the upper layer of cardboard reveals the S75CF in all its glory. We won't say much about its appearance just yet, but we can see that PCP&C have sealed it inside a clear plastic bag to prevent any minor scratching to the paintwork. Also included in the box are the following items:

• 1x PCP&C 750w Silencer unit.
• 1x Standard power cord.
• 4x ATX case screws.
• 1x Warranty leaflet.
• 1x Unit test report.

The included test report sheet contains all of results obtained from the testing of the power supply at the PCP&C factory. Just browsing over the page we can see some very impressive results from the rails under load and an efficiency rating of 84.56%.


Appearance

Known for their 'no nonsense' approach to manufacturing PSU's, PCP&C have very rarely ventured outside the safe confines of a plain black powder coated finish. However, on relasing the S75CF it's clear that they wanted to do something special for ATI fans. Finished in what PCP&C describe as a "Ferrari Red" powder coat finish, the S75CF looks simply gorgeous (but then I'm a big fan of Red) and the black fan grill and screws contrast extremely well. For those of us who have a PC colour scheme not suited to this unit, PCP&C do offer the Silencer 750w Quad in a matt black finish at a slightly cheaper price.

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

In keeping with all previous PCP&C units, the S75CF features a single 80mm fan at the back of the unit. PCP&C believe this design to be superior to the top-mounted 120mm fan design used by other manufacturers as it does not restrict the vertical space available to components such as heatsinks and capacitors.

As we can see from above, PCP&C have placed the specifications sticker at the top of the unit rather than at the side like most manufacturers. This has the advantage of not covering over the side of the power supply you are likely to see once it is installed in your case.

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

The front of the unit contains two rows of long thin grills that provide airflow to the components inside. Through these grills we can just about catch a glimpse of two large aluminium heatsinks and one of the transformers. A wire guard has also been used where the cables enter the unit, preventing the metal casing from cutting into the wires and avoiding chipping of the paintwork.
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Most Recent Comments

28-08-2007, 17:10:27

JN
"PC Power & Cooling are without doubt one of the most highly recommended PSU manufacturers by enthusiasts, and since their recent partnership with OCZ we've been waiting to see what comes out of their doors. It looks like the wait is over..."

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...105853781s.jpg

Read the review

28-08-2007, 17:14:15

FarFarAway
No, no...it's too soon...noooo must keep it in...

*splurge*

Too late

29-08-2007, 02:47:41

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'

*splurge*
Someone has an unhealthy liking for PCP&C

29-08-2007, 03:54:39

Mr. Smith
Thats my baby

Tell you what, it is the best psu I have ever owned. SO quiet (prob because even under full load my pc draws half the wattage this is capable of delivering).

Also glad it comes with 2 8pin pci-e for future cards.

09-09-2007, 00:34:26

tuco
I have heard a lot of good things about that PSU, I am thinking it would be a worthy replacement for my lesser unit. Not the CrossFire edition, though.

16-09-2007, 11:13:52

Barry
Well, I've just ordered one of these lovely units and it should be here inside a week..

If its as good as you lot say it is, It'll stay in my PC for a long time to come.
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