PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760W Power Supply
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 02-02-2011
Provided by: PC Power & Cooling

The PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760 comes with everything you see here, a power cord, mounting screws, user guide and case badge. As the name suggests, it is rated for a continuous 760W @ 50C and up to 836W peak. Many power supply manufacturers rate their units at 40C and some as low as 23C, and since efficiency goes down as temperature rises, a 760W @ 50C rating may be closer to the equivalent of an 800W in some other brands. Individual rails are specified at 24A +3.3V, 30A +5V and a single 62A +12V.

The all-hardwired cables come in three different lengths, with the bulk of them averaging around 23" with the accessory cables being longer.

The main ATX cable appears to have the standard 20+4pin connector, however I was unable to get the two pieces separated. Not that I'm complaining, it's been many years since I last used a 20pin motherboard, however it did not seem to want to slide, snap or otherwise come apart. To be honest I don't care for most of the divided connectors and would prefer to see more manufacturers eliminate them. The two auxiliary +12V CPU/EPS cables feature different connectors, one with a standard 4+4pin CPU/EPS split and one full 8pin EPS. Both cables are the same length.

There are four PCI-E cables, again all around 23" in length, two with 6pin connectors and two with 6+2pin connectors. The +2pin connectors simply piggyback off of the 6pin connector, rather than have dedicated wiring run all the way back to the housing. I thought this to be somewhat of a cheap shortcut for PCP&C given their reputation, since many other brands I have reviewed actually do use eight wires. As these are only grounds however I suppose it does not make much difference as long as the connection is good. There are two each of the SATA and MOLEX cables, and they come in two different lengths with a total of eight SATA, seven MOLEX and one Floppy connector.

Next let's have a closer look at the Silencer 760.

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