1kW Shootout – Turbo-Cool 1kW vs. SilverStone Olympia 1kW

REVIEW INFORMATION
SUPPLIED BY: JonnyGURU.com
PRODUCT: 1kW Shootout
Turbo-Cool 1kW vs. SilverStone Olympia 1kW
PROD LINK: PC P&C’s current offerings.
PROD LINK: OP1000 Product Page
PRICE: $550.00 vs. $350.00
Price is at time of testing!

Now let’s take the cover off of the PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1kW and see what it looks like on the inside…

PC P&C Turbo-Cool 1kW

I love the layout of the Turbo-Cool 1kW. The power supply is actually comprised of three PCB’s, each with their own primary and secondary, perhaps three separate power supplies.

PC P&C Turbo-Cool 1kW

In the above overhead shot, you can see how the silver aluminum heatsinks run perpendicular to the three PCB’s.

PC P&C Turbo-Cool 1kW

From the side, you can see what one of the three PCB’s looks like. Yes, the components on any one particular PCB appears small, but one must realize that these are installed three times over.

PC P&C Turbo-Cool 1kW

A shot from the other side reveals the “back side” of one of the three PCB’s.

PC P&C Turbo-Cool 1kW

Here’s a close up shot of the input voltage.

PC P&C Turbo-Cool 1kW

As with other Turbo-Cool’s I’ve worked with, the 1kW is all Teapo on the secondary. A Hitachi primary capacitor is located on each of the vertical PCB’s.

PC P&C Turbo-Cool 1kW

By removing three screws per heatsinks, we have a look underneath the aluminum fins which reveals metal plates with not too much TIM.

Now let’s see what the SilverStone Olympia OP1000 looks like inside….

Silverstone Olympia OP1000 1kW

The layout of the OP1000 is a bit sideways from typical. The primary is up against the back of the PSU (by the 80MM fan) while the secondary is up at the front half.

Silverstone Olympia OP1000 1kW

I’m surprised the secondary of this PSU gets much cooling at all. The primary side is out in the open and has the fan located right behind it, while the secondary side is between two PCB’s and has it’s airflow blocked by several capacitors and DC output leads.

Silverstone Olympia OP1000 1kW

Silverstone Olympia OP1000 1kW

Unlike the PC Power & Cooling 1kW which uses a redundancy of smaller components, there’s nothing small about the components inside the SevenTeam built SilverStone Olympia OP1000. Just take a look at the side of this transformer!

Silverstone Olympia OP1000 1kW

Schottky rectifiers like these two are in several places inside this unit.

Silverstone Olympia OP1000 1kW

The Olympia OP1000 uses Rubycon caps on the primary side and CapXon caps on the secondary.

That’s about it. We’ve seen the inside, the outside, the cables, the results of the load tester and the screenshots from the O-scope. All that’s left is my two cents…..