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PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 600W Power Supply Review (Page 1)

PC Power & Cooling revamps the Silencer series yet again with the Mk III 600W.
By: Chris Ramseyer from Dec 12, 2011 @ 23:52 CST
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: PC Power & Cooling



Most of our readers are very familiar with PC Power & Cooling, so we will skip right to the chase with their latest product. PC Power & Cooling has yet again revamped the Silencer series of power supplies that has become almost infamous for their performance, reliability and low cost.

This time around we have the Silencer Mk III series that comes in 400W, 500W and 600W varieties. Today we are going to be taking a look at the 600W model to see just what it has to offer.

Specifications, Availability and Pricing


One of the first things that you will notice is that this unit only has a single 46A 12V rail. It is becoming rare to find a power supply that isn't capable for outputting 99% or more of its power on the 12V rail, but here we have one. What it lacks in 12V output, it makes up for on the minor rails. Both the 3.3V and 12V rails are capable of 24A each with a combined maximum output of 130W. This is more juice on the minor rails than even the recently reviewed XFX ProSeries 1000W PSU. Total combined continuous output is 600W.


One of the many reasons that enthusiasts swear by PC Power & Cooling units is that they are always feature rich; even the lower end models. The same holds true for the Silencer Mk III series as you can see above. The unit has nearly a full suite of protections with the exception of Over Temperature Protection. The unit is fully sleeved with both native and modular cables. PC Power & Cooling rates the unit for 100% continuous output at 50C and it sports an 80Plus Bronze efficiency rating.

The PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 600W has an MSRP of $89.99 and is readily available for purchasing. That is already a sweet price for the unit, but Newegg makes it even better because at the time of writing this article, you could pick up the unit for 69.99 after mail-in rebate and $5.99 shipping for a grand total of $75.98. PC Power & Cooling backs the Silencer Mk III 600W power supply with a five year warranty.

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