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PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 1200-Watt 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review - Cabling Arrangement and A Look Inside


By: | 80 PLUS Platinum PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 12, 2012 7:09 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: PC Power & Cooling

Cabling Arrangement

 

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The Silencer Mk III does a very good job of providing plenty of cables and connectors to choose from. Native cables include that of the 20+4 pin Main, two ATX 4+4, and two PCI-E 6+2 pin cables. Modular cables are provided in the form of four more PCI-E 6+2 cables, three SATA cables with four connections each, and one Molex cable with four connectors. To ensure that legacy equipment can be used, there is also a Molex to FDD adapter included.

 

It would be nice to see some varying lengths in the cables as well. As we all know, you can't have three video cards exactly 23 inches from the power supply and trying to tuck some of that excess cable can be a pain. The same holds true for the peripheral cables as well and there are often times that just a pair of SATA connectors are needed and of much shorter length than offered.

 

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Rail distribution is as simple as it gets with a single 12V rail. There is no need to worry about load balancing here.

 

 

A Look Inside

 

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Opening the power supply, we find a pair of heatsinks that run the length of the unit. These provide the passive cooling for the unit while still allowing fresh air to permeate through to most of the components on the PCB.

 

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A pair of Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors reside on the primary side of the Silencer Mk III 1200W power supply.

 

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More Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors are soldered in on the secondary side as well.

 

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Active cooling for the Silencer Mk III 1200W is provided by the Ong Hua HA1425M12B-Z 140mm fan.

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