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, 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

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