PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760W PSU - Cables and Test Setup

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

 

Cables:

The PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760W PSU is not a modular unit and all of the cables (other than AC Power) are permanently connected.  As previously mentioned, it comes with 24-pin, one 4/8-pin, one 8-pin cable and a total of four PCIe connectors; in addition to the large number of peripheral and SATA cables.  Most systems will use most of these cables although I haven't seen many motherboards that required two 8-pin cables.  The PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760W unit comes with more than enough for most systems and we were able to keep most of these cables wrapped up for a neater overall system appearance - as well as better airflow.


Motherboard Cables
Motherboard Cables
PCIe Cables
PCIe Cables
   
SATA Cables
SATA Cables
Molex Cables
Molex Cables

 

 

Test Setup & Info:

In the past, we've prided ourselves on real-world testing.  For graphics cards, CPUs and memory, what matters is what takes place in real applications and games.  We also held that philosophy for PSU testing, but after a while, we realized that there is more to a PSU that being able to run a machine stable over a few weeks or months.  In reality, if there is a lot of ripple, this can damage sensitive traces on your $700 graphics card or $1300 CPU.  A multi-meter alone is not good enough to check PSU voltage stability.  It's for this reason that we've updated our PSU testbed, and will continue to improve the detail and quality of our PSU reviews.  That being said, we will still be testing the PSU in a system and will be including stress tests from real components in the real world.

We have purchased a Tektronics TDS2002 60MHz Dual Channel scope and it has already become invaluable around the shop here at BCCHardware headquarters.  I've used it to troubleshoot everything from PSU's to Radars, and we are using it today to check the stability of the PC Power & Cooling 760W Silencer PSU right after we pull it apart and take a look inside.