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PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 (750W)

The final product to be reviewed in this article is the 750W Silencer from the respectable PC Power & Cooling, which has been recently bought by the no less respectable OCZ.

You can’t pass by this power supply uninterested. It is painted a bright red color, which is most unusual for PC power supplies. Unfortunately, the quality of the paint isn’t high. It is scratchable and peels off in small pieces.

It is easy to identify the real maker of this PSU. It is Seasonic that should be familiar to our readers by the Seasonic S12 and Antec NeoHE models. By the way, the Silencer 750 is closer to the latter model in its design, being cooled with a single 80mm fan.

The circuit design is up to today’s requirements: ATX12V 2.0, active PFC, dedicated voltage regulation. The PSU is neatly assembled – I have no gripes about that.

The manufacturer doesn’t use the “virtual” splitting of the +12V rail into multiple output lines. The label declares all 60A (720W) this rail can yield. I want to remind you that the implementation of multiple output lines is only done to comply with a safety regulation and has no effect on the stability or other electrical characteristics of the PSU.

This PSU has the following cables and connectors:

  • Mainboard cable with a 24-pin connector (51cm)
  • CPU cable with an 8-pin connector (57cm)
  • CPU cable with a 4-pin connector (51cm)
  • Two graphics card cables with 6-pin connectors (56cm)
  • Two graphics card cables with 6+2 connectors (56cm)
  • One cable with two Molex connectors and one floppy drive plug (38+15+15cm)
  • One cable with three Molex connectors (50+16+16cm)
  • One cable with three Molex connectors (63+16+16cm)
  • One cable with three SATA power connectors (50+15+15cm)
  • One cable with three SATA power connectors (62+15+15cm)

At last there is a PSU with a reasonable amount of SATA plugs! Well, I would even remove one cable with Molex connectors altogether or replace it with SATA.

As is expected from a PSU certified for the use in a CrossFire system, this one has four graphics card connectors, two of which can be plugged into both 6-pin and 8-pin connectors on the graphics card.

 
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