“In this review, we’ll be taking a look at the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W PSU. It’s aimed at mainstream users who’s after performance and silence … hence the name “Silencer” 610W. The PSU is encased in a black chassis, and uses only one 80mm exhaust fan for quiteness. It’s certified 80Plus for power efficiency and it’s also Nvidia SLI-ready, supporting dual Geforce graphic cards. Other features include the EPS12V standard (8-pin for CPU Power) and a powerful single +12V rail @ 49A. This should be more than enough to power even the most demanding of components.
So what can we expect from the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W PSU? Well, as the name suggests … it should be pretty silent, but is 610 Watts going to be enough to cater for the needs of the mainstream user? It should be more than enough for the average gamer … however, you might want to look elsewhere if you’re a more extreme enthusiast user, who actively overclocks and use watercooling, along with running higher-end SLI/Crossfire setups.”
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- Sapphire FirePSU 625W Review @ Driverheaven
- Antec Signature 650W Power Supply Review @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk
- NOX Apex 700W Modular Power Supply Review @ Verdis Reviews
- Chieftec Power Supply Units Roundup @ X-bit Labs
- NZXT Performance Power (PP800) 800 Watt Power Supply @ Futurelooks
- Coolmax CU-700B PSU Review @ Rbmods
The old gold standard
Before every company under the sun started producing high quality PSUs, there were only a few companies in the market and the king was PC Power & Cooling. Now the market has opened up a bit, but PCP&C has retained their high quality standards even after their purchase by OCZ. The 610W Silencer PSU will run you about $100, and provide you with solid power and very little noise. 610W will handle most rigs, only multiple high end graphics cards will push you to the point where you need more power, even if 1kW PSUs are becoming commonplace. Drop in on CPU3D for all the details.