PC Power & Cooling Silencer 500W
Author: Rutledge Feman
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 06-22-2008
Provided by: PC Power & Cooling
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Introduction

Very often, I see people going out and buying 800W, 900W, even 1.2KW power supplies for their beefy new rigs. Some people think that they really need this much power, and some people realize that even the highest end overclocked beast theoretically draws less than 600W (and usually less than 500W). The problem is that most higher capacity power supplies (and even a lot of lower capacity ones too) run on two, four, six, or more 12V rails, each sitting around 18-20A, which makes it easier to overload any single one.

Today we have the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 500W PSU in for review. PC Power & Cooling uses a single 12V rail design in their power supplies, and loads up a hefty amount of amperage on their 3.3V and 5V lines, which ensures that you don't have to buy extra wattage to ensure system stability. Full specifications and a power chart from the PCPC website are:


PC Power & Cooling is known for the quality of their power supplies, and this Silencer 500W is set up to be just as impressive as their previous work. But can this silent power supply stand up to one of today's high end gaming rigs? Continue on as we find out.


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