PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition Power Supply

The “Silencer” series of power supplies from PC Power & Cooling is a less expensive, quieter alternative to PC Power & Cooling’s flagship “Turbo Cool” product line.

Today, I will be having a look at the Silencer 750W. Most specifically, the red “Crossfire Edition” Silencer 750W.

REVIEW INFORMATION
SUPPLIED BY: PC Power & Cooling
PRODUCT: PC Power & Cooling Silencer
750W Crossfire Edition
PROD LINK: PC P&C’s current offerings.
PRICE: $199.99
Price is at time of testing!

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

My Silencer came in a large PC Power & Cooling branded box.

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

A 2Pak sighting!

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

Unlike the Turbo-Cool 1000W power supply, The Silencer is in a box inside a box. The Turbo-Cool 1000W actually shipped in its box.

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

A sticker on the side of the box tells us which specific Silencer we’ve received.

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

Other Silencer units would say “750 Quad/Black” or “750 Quad/Copper.”

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

The print on the sides of the box makes mention of SLI Certification, but the unit’s Crossfire certification is only made mention by a small sticker on one side.

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

Normally, an Nvidia SLI logo sticker resides to the right of the bullet points.

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

Inside, we find everything packed very well and practically impervious to damage.

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

The first thing we see in the box is our manual. The manual has instructions for removal of the old power supply….

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

…and installation of the new one. The manual also shows us what voltages goes to what wires.

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

On the back of the manual is the PC Power & Cooling 5 year warranty.

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

As with the Turbo-Cool power supplies, the Silencer can come with a print out from the Chroma test equipment used to test the power supply at the facility prior to shipping. The big difference here with the Silencer is that you have to pay an additional $20 for a test report for a Silencer. My opinion? Don’t bother. If it extended the warranty from 3 to 5 years in addition (You hearing me PC Power?) that would be one thing. But once the power supply is in production, you’re going to find it’s either going to work or not (every unit has a certain percentage of failures.) The test report is just a snap shot of what the power supply is capable of doing and the unit already has to pass a 6-point performance test prior to shipping, so the report really offers nothing more than… well… I haven’t figured that out yet.

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

Under all of the documentation is our power cord and a bag of mounting screws.

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

Finally, we uncover our Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition power supply. The unit is wrapped in a plastic bag and the cables are all kept neat with a natural colored rubber band (also known as a “gumband” in Pittsburgh and some parts of Australia.)

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

The back side of the Silencer 750W has an 80MM exhaust fan, our AC input socket and an on/off switch.

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition

The flash makes the unit look a little orange, but the power supply is actually quite red. If you’ve ever seen the painted red parts of a 2900TX card, trust me it’s a match.

PC P&C Silencer 750W Crossfire Edition