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PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 850-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review - Cabling Arrangement and A Look Inside

PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 850-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review
PC Power & Cooling's Silencer MK III series has been missing something for power users. Find out how well the new 850W model fills the void.
| 80 PLUS Gold PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 6, 2013 9:46 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: PC Power & Cooling

Cabling Arrangement

 

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Very little has changed with the cable/connector availability compared the 1200W to the 850W. The only changes are the number of PCI-E connectors available as the cable list is the same. The Silencer Mk III 850W provides two ATX 4+4 cables and two PCI-E 6+2 cables natively wired to the power supply. Modular connections proved four more PCI-E 6+2 cables, three SATA cables, and a single Molex cable.

 

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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 850W 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 850W is provided by the Glob Fan RL4Z B1402512H 140mm fan.

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