PC Power & Cooling PSU's - Are they good? 7 replies

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Oblivious

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#1 12 years ago

I've been reading up on this company (PC Power & Cooling), and it seems that they make rock solid power supplies. That craftsmanship comes at a price though, ($220 for the 510w psu I'm considering) but it looks like a quality product from top to bottom. For instance, the +12v output is 34 amps, which is incredible. Here's an interesting comparison pdf file.

Does anyone else know much about this company and it's track record? I've honestly never heard of them before. They are supposed to be the cat's meow of power supplies. I think I will likely get this, but I'd be interested in any reason not to.

If for some reason I don't get this one, I'll likely just buy an Antec or an OCZ psu. Is there any other company out there when it comes to really high quality psu's?

The psu I'm considering: PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool 510 attachment.php?attachmentid=47051&stc=1&d=1141401463




C38368

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#2 12 years ago

They're beyond good. They're the best.

Just a little loud in standard form.




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#3 12 years ago

lets just put it this way, if you think its inferrior you must have either, no brain or a mental retardation disease




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#4 12 years ago

It is considered the best? And I can live with a little noise. I think I'll pull the trigger on getting it then. :)

I'm planning a high end build, so I'd hate to go cheap on any of the components I'm buying. The psu is an extremely important part of a system, yet I think it is too often under appreciated and purchased as an afterthought.

Thanks for the input.




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#5 12 years ago

When I say "little" what I really mean is that I believe they have two 80mm Deltas in them, standard. That's hugely loud.

Truth be told, an OCZ or Seasonic will do you just as well, and cost a pretty penny less.




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#6 12 years ago

Never heard of them, but I don't really know anything about PSU's, other than to get the 24-pin connector if you need it (which almost every mobo does nowadays) and to get something around 500-550 volts. But from that PDF, they look damn good.




Oblivious

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#7 12 years ago

C38368When I say "little" what I really mean is that I believe they have two 80mm Deltas in them, standard. That's hugely loud.

Truth be told, an OCZ or Seasonic will do you just as well, and cost a pretty penny less.

From all the reviews I've read, the noise factor seems to be the only issue with them. Since reading your post, I've read up a bit on a 600w Seasonic, and it also seems to be a very highly rated and regarded unit and nearly silent, according to the reviewers. I'll have to continue researching them and see.

Thanks again for the help. I'm getting very close to actually purchasing everything, so I'm sure I'll bother y'all a bit more soon.... :D




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#8 12 years ago

Hi Mate, it depends whether you want to buy locally or not, but this is the one I got recently and it is brill. This is a god suplier in the UK. http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/product.php?productid=18716

It uses seperate cables to everything. They screw on at the PSU. It has blue lighting effect. and I shall not need to upgrade my PSU for a few Years I think. All the best anyway.