Final Thoughts and Conclusions
It’s been a long time in the waiting for the new PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W power supply.  The unit demonstrated very good efficiency, excellent voltage regulation, and reliable cooling but really disappointed us with mediocre AC ripple suppression – not what we would consider “extremely tight and well regulated electrical noise and ripple”.  The Silencer Mk II 950 can deliver up to 83.4A (1,000W) of +12V continuous power and can support up to three, high-end video cards with six PCI-E connectors.  The build quality of the Mk II 950 power supply is good and backed by PC Power & Cooling’s 7-year warranty. 

The new Silencer Mk II 950W power supply is currently available with a list price of $250 USD. 

At the end of the day we are left feeling somewhat disappointed.  The Silencer Mk II 950W PSU is certainly a good power supply but doesn’t live up to the high standards that PC Power & Cooling has established for themselves over the years.  The two main weaknesses in our opinion are mediocre AC ripple and noise suppression and a high selling price.  There are several other PSUs currently on the market in this power range that offer similar or better performance at a lower price.  I’m left feeling like I just reviewed an OCZ power supply labeled with the PC Power & Cooling name and price sticker – not quite what I was expecting or hoping for.

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Strengths:
•    1,000 watts continuous DC output
•    Excellent voltage regulation
•    Very good efficiency (80 Plus Silver)
•    Single +12V output capable of up to 83.4A (1,000W)
•    Quiet 135mm fan provides very good cooling
•    Active PFC and Universal AC input
•    Six PCI-E connectors (three 6-pin and three 6/2-pin)
•    Lots of connectors and black mesh sleeved cables
•    Backed by a 7-year warranty

Weaknesses:
•    Less than stellar AC ripple and noise suppression
•    High price

I would like to thank our friends at PC Power & Cooling for sending us the Silencer Mk II 950W PSU to review.  Be sure to use our price checking engine to find the best price on any of OCZ’s and PC Power & Cooling’s products or anything else you may want to buy! 

And if you have any questions or comments about the article, or would like to see what others have to say about the Silencer Mk II 950 PSU, just click into our Case, Cooling and Power Supply forum to join in the discussion!


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