PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760W PSU - Closer Look, Features and Specs

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PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760W PSU
Closer Look, Features and Specs
Cables and Test Setup
Inside the Silencer 760W
Testing the 760W Silencer

 

Closer Look:

PC Power & Cooling makes very nice products and the overall finish on the Silencer 760W is very good.  The package is tidy and the PSU has a nice matte finish that prevents a bunch of fingerprints from marring the overall appearance of the unit.  The Silencer is pretty plain, but this works well for the PSU.  It is a bit odd looking at a PSU with a small fan at the rear where we are getting used to the large fans on the bottom.  Still, with a name like "Silencer" I hope it will be quiet.  The opposite side of the PSU contains slots that allow air to enter - flow across the heatsinks and then exit the back.  It's straightforward and should work - especially since the PSU is energy efficient.

PSU Cable Bundle
PSU Cable Bundle & Vents
PSU Fan - Rear
PSU Fan - Rear
Side Profile
Side Profile


Features:

The following list of features from PC Power & Cooling is pretty inclusive and they do a good job of keeping the consumer informed as to what they are buying when they purchase their products.  When you are spending $125+ for a 760W PSU, it's always nice to know what you are getting.  Please make sure to head on over and check the full and always-updated information at the PC Power & Cooling product page here.

Built with industrial and professional power users in mind, the Silencer 760W power supply includes a Single +12V Rail for maximum and efficient power distribution, a thermally controlled fan for maximum airflow at near-silent audible noise levels, extremely tight and well regulated electrical noise and ripple, an ideal array of connector types for each wattage, and ultra-high efficiency, converting up to a full 88% of AC to DC power at typical loads.

Our Silencer 760 power supply gives you legendary PC Power & Cooling performance and reliability along with a unique ultra-quiet cooling design, Quad PCI-Express connectors, classic black finish, and a price that seals the deal.

  • 760W Continuous @ 50C (836W Peak)
  • NVIDIA SLI Certified (Up To 2 x GTX470)
  • Up to 90% (10dB) Less Noise per Watt
  • 80mm Ultra-quiet fan
  • 80+ Silver at 88% Efficiency
  • +12VDC @74A (Powerful Single Rail)
  • Rock-Solid, Super-Clean DC Output
  • 4 x PCI-E and complete array of connectors
  • Automatic Fan Speed Control Circuit
  • 7-year warranty

 

Specifications:

There are times when the PSU itself differs from the specifications on the box and the website so we have posted both the specs from the website as well as the rail specs taken from the PSU itself.

AC Input
Operating Range: 90-264 VAC
Frequency: 47-63Hz
Current: 10A max. @ 100-240 Vrms
Efficiency: 88% Typical Load (80+ Silver)
DC Output
Output: +3.3V @ 24.0A
+5V @ 30.0A
+12V @ 62A
-12V @ 0.8A
+5VSB @ 3.0A
+3.3V & +5V Combined = 150W Max
Contiuous Power = 760W Max
Peak Power = 836W Max
Regulation: "2% (+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
Over Temperature Protection: 100 C
Agency Approval: UL, CUL, TUV, CB, RoHS
Environmental
Temperature: 0⁰-50⁰ C
Humidity: 20-80%
Fan Type: 80mm, ball bearing, thermally controlled
Noise: 23 - 36dB(A)
Miscellaneous
Compatibility: ATX12V & EPS12V
M/B Connectors: (20+4) pin, 8 pin, (4+4) pin
Video Connectors: 2 (6 pin), 2 (6+2 pin)
Drive Connectors: 8 x SATA, 7 x Peripheral, 1 x Mini
MTBF: 100,000 Hrs
Warranty: 7-years

  

You'll notice that the PSU Specifications and the PSU label differ from the main PSU Features and Information posted at the top of this page and the PC Power & Cooling website.  On the website, it says that the PSU has a 74A +12v rail - where all the other specifications show that it actually has a 62A +12v rail.  One thing I do love is the nice 7 year warranty.

 

PC Power & Cooling claims the PSU can handle a 760W "Continuous Load" with a maximum "Peak Capacity" of 836W.  If we do the math on this PSU we'll see that the 3.3v and 5v lines are rated a little conservative.  I added up a total output of 229.2W instead of the 150W rated output.  When we move up to the nice 62A +12v line, we find that it measures in at 774W.  The -12v line weighs in at 9.6W with the 5vsb line in at 15W.  In the end, they rate all the lines conservatively and don't include the -12v and 5Vsb into the overall output as do most companies.  That being said, the rails total 1027.8W - which well exceeds the "Peak Output" rating of this PSU.