PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKIII 1200W Review

 

PC Power and Cooling. A legendary name amongst enthusiasts a decade ago, as it was one of the very few companies which offered truly high end power supplies at the time. Although OCZ annexed PC Power and Cooling 5 years ago, they kept the company running even though OCZ also markets power supplies under their own brand name. Today we are having a look at one of the latest PC Power and Cooling power supplies, the Silencer MKIII 1200W unit.

PC Power and Cooling. A legendary name amongst enthusiasts a decade ago, as it was one of the very few companies which offered truly high end power supplies at the time. Although OCZ annexed PC Power and Cooling 5 years ago, they kept the company running even though OCZ also markets power supplies under their own brand name. Today we are having a look at one of the latest PC Power and Cooling power supplies, the Silencer MKIII 1200W unit.

When OCZ bought PC Power and Cooling, many of the company's original trends, such as the use of a single 80mm fan and the bashing of modular designs, have been erased. As a matter of fact, the third revision of the Silencer series which we are about to review today is both a modular design and is using a large 140mm fan. These are not the only notable points of this power supply which comes with numerous features and certifications, the details of which we will examine in this review.

Manufacturer’s features

  • 1200W Continuous @ 50C
  • SLI and CrossFire Ready
  • 80-Plus Platinum Certified (92% Efficiency); .98 Active PFC
  • 140mm double ball-bearing fan
  • Up to 90% (10dB) Less Noise per Watt
  • +12VDC @99.5A (Powerful Single Rail)
  • Premium Components with 100% Japanese 105°C Capacitors
  • Modular Cabling Design
  • Dual Thermal Control System: Normal and Silent Operation
  • 7-Year Warranty and Tech Support

Manufacturer’s specifications

AC Input

Operating Range:

115-240 VAC
0.98 power factor

Frequency:

50/60Hz

Current:

15A

Efficiency:

92% typical load (80+ Platinum)

EMI:

FCC Class-B, CE

DC Output

Output:

+3.3V@20A,+5V@20A,[email protected],
[email protected],[email protected]

Regulation:

3% (+3.3V, +5V, +12V)
5% (-12V, +5Vsb)

Ripple:

1% (p-p)

Hold Time:

40ms minimum

PG Delay:

100-500ms

Safety

Over Voltage Protection:

+3.3V, +5V, +12V

Over Current Protection:

135% OPP

Agency Approval:

cTÜVus, CB, TÜV, CCC, C-tick, GOST, BSMI, China RoHS, WEE, RoHS

Environmental

Temperature:

0-50°C

Humidity:

10-90%

Fan Type:

140mm, ball bearing, thermally controlled

Miscellaneous

Compatibility:

ATX12V & EPS12V

M/B Connectors:

1 x 20+4-pin ATX
2 x 4+4-pin CPU

Video Connectors:

6 x 6+2-Pin PCI-E

Drive Connectors:

4 x Peripheral
12 x 5-pin SATA
1 x FDD Adapter

MTBF:

100,000 Hours

Dimensions/Harness:

150mm (W) x 86mm (H) x 180mm (L)

Power Cord:

US, EU, UK, CN, AU, JP, KCC

Warranty:

7-Years