PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W PSU
|PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W PSU|
|Closer Look, Features and Specs|
|Cables and Test Setup|
|Inside the Mk III 750W|
|Testing the 750W Mk III|
After more than two years, we are back with another PC Power & Cooling PSU. The last unit we looked at was way back in March of 2011 and we looked at the Silencer 760W unit. Today, we are a generation later and 10W lighter with the Silencer Mk III 750W unit. This power supply offers a lot in the way of features; including a great adjustable cooling system, nifty modular cables and more. The 750W unit we have on the bench today fits right in the of the Silencer Mk III units as they range from 400W 80PLUS Bronze entry-level to the 1200W Platinum premium PSU. The 750W version we have on the bench today is 80PLUS Gold certified meaning that at worst case it should be 87% efficient and at 50% load it should be 90% efficient. This has come a long way and helps prevent excess heat, noise and should last longer.
The Silencer Mk III 750W comes boxed up nicely and the box comes with a lot of information on it so the consumer shopping at a retail store can get enough information to make an educated decision on which PSU they should buy. As I mentioned previously, the PSU is 80PLUS Gold and this is becoming more popular and makes for better PSUs that save money and burn off less heat waste. As a mainstream unit, this sits in PC Power & Cooling's lineup pretty well.
The PC Power & Cooling Silencer PSU looks pretty slick. I'm a fan of the nifty modular cable design, and while it really is just an aesthetic touch to make it a bit different, I do like it. I like the overall look and feel of the unit and it comes with enough stuff to get you started - as well a few zip ties for non-reusable cable management. Included in the bundle are the non-modular cables for main 24-pin and 8-pin motherboard connections as well as a power cord, guide, cable ties, screws and the main power cable. This should get you rolling pretty easily.
The Silencer Mk III 750W comes with some cables attached, plus a bag of modular cables. It comes with the standard 24-pin motherboard connector as well as two 4+4 pin connector for motherboard power. There are four PCIe connectors - all are the 6+2 pin style. There are a bunch of drive connectors in this bundle - a total of 12 SATA connectors as well as four Molex connectors and one connector for a "Floppy" drive. This should be enough connectors for most people - even those building a pretty nice SLI system with a lot of drives, fans and lighting.
On the next page we'll take a closer look at the Silencer Mk III 750W from PC Power & Cooling and dive right into features and specifications.