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PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W

David Lin

Published on 17 August 2007
Written by David Lin
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Examination:

The unit came in the usual PC Power & Cooling styled box with the name and specs written on it. It is very plain compared to retail packaging offered by companies like Thermaltake, Cooler Master, OCZ, etc. However, people who are looking for a PC Power & Cooling are not going need to be attracted to it by shiny packaging on a store shelf. The name and quality will speak for itself. Inside the box, it's a different story. The packaging is very well thought out. The packaging suspends the power supply away from the walls of the box to prevent damage even from a punctured box. The red finish is very nice.

This power supply also claims to be very quiet. However, after taking a closer look at the specs, one thing came to mind. Where's the 120mm or larger fan? Almost all other units that tout silence as a feature have massive fans to keep the noise down. Instead PC Power & Cooling has apparently stuck to using a high quality fan (ADDA AD0812UB-A71GL) and good fan placement.

Hmmm, "CAUTION! HIGH VOLTAGE. Do not remove power supply cover..." Sounds like an invitation to crack this baby open =). Don't do it at home if you don't know what you are doing. I have accidentally touched a 200W the wrong way and that gave quite a zing. 750W might make your hair stand up like on TV. Inside it's surprising to see just one large capacitor. Everything is neatly laid out and the fan definitely has more clearance than many other PSU fans. PC Power & Cooling designs all of their units in house instead of buying OEMs like Topower. The word Silencer can be found etched onto the PCB.

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