PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 600W PSU Review

 

PC Power & Cooling is a company both well known and favored among enthusiasts for their high performance power supplies. Although the company had been acquired by OCZ several years ago, PC Power & Cooling maintained their (at least partial) autonomy and continues their operation to this date, offering a long list of power-related products. Today we are going to examine the latest addition to the company’s products lineup, the Silencer Mk III 600W power supply. Is the latest Mk III version a worthy continuer of the legendary Silencer series? We will find out in this review. 

PC Power & Cooling is a company both well known and favored among enthusiasts for their high performance power supplies. Although the company had been acquired by OCZ several years ago, PC Power & Cooling maintained their (at least partial) autonomy and continues their operation to this date, offering a long list of power-related products. Today we are going to examine the latest addition to the company’s products lineup, the Silencer Mk III 600W power supply. Is the latest Mk III version a worthy continuer of the legendary Silencer series? We will find out in this review.

 

Manufacturer’s features and specifications

  • 600W Continuous @ 50C
  • Dual-GPU Ready
  • 80-Plus Bronze Certified (85% Efficiency); .98 Active PFC
  • 120mm double ball-bearing fan
  • Up to 90% (10dB) Less Noise per Watt
  • +12VDC @46A (Powerful Single Rail)
  • Premium Components with 100% Japanese 105°C Capacitors
  • Modular Cabling Design
  • Automatic Fan Speed Control Circuit
  • 5-Year Warranty and Tech Support

AC Input

Operating Range:

90-264 VAC
0.98 power factor

Frequency:

50/60Hz

Current:

100-240Vrms, 9-4.5A

Efficiency:

85% typical load (80+ Bronze)

EMI:

FCC Class-B, CE

DC Output

Output:

+3.3V@24A,+5V@24A,+12V@46A,
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Regulation:

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

Ripple:

1% (p-p)

Hold Time:

20ms 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:

20-80%

Fan Type:

120mm, ball bearing, thermally controlled

Noise:

20 – 37dB(A)

Miscellaneous

Compatibility:

ATX12V & EPS12V

M/B Connectors:

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

Video Connectors:

2 x 6+2-Pin PCI-E

Drive Connectors:

3 x Peripheral
6 x 5-pin SATA
1 x FDD

MTBF:

100,000 Hours

Dimensions/Harness:

150mm (W) x 86mm (H) x 160mm (L)

Power Cord:

US, EU, UK, CN, AU, JP/BZ

Warranty:

5-Years