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    For many years, PC Power & Cooling was perhaps the top name among consumers who wanted a power supply that was better than the run of the mill units available from most other companies. Offering industrial grade units to the consumer market, PC P&C quickly became known for uncompromising quality and performance. Relatively recently, the competition has gotten a lot tougher for PC P&C. No longer the only option when it comes to server grade units, they're facing pretty stiff opposition these days in the likes of Corsair, Silverstone, and Antec to name a few.

    PC P&C's latest salvo in the war for your dollars is the Silencer 910W unit. Packing nearly a thousand watts into a silent package with an 80mm fan is a hard thing to do. Let's find out if they were successful.
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    Is there anyone else using the M12D platform besides PCP&C or Seasonic or Corsair?

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    Well that mystery is solved...it is the M12D.

    Provantage has if for $165 as opposed to the M12D for $240 and the HX850 for $189.

    PC P&C has three hopes for beating the competition

    1) Relent with the 80mm fan and non-modular FUD
    2) Undercut them by a ton
    3) Rely on the hordes of fanboys who swoon at the mention of their name.

    P.S. I thought PC P&C had expanded their warranty to 7 years...or is that only for Turbo-Cools?
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    Ooh, I've been waiting for this one for a while .

    Heh, looks like PCP&C's marketing department needs to refresh their math skills a little: "Up to 90% (10dB) Less Noise per Watt"
    Going down 10dB means you lose half your apparent noise level, which is a reduction of 50%, not 90%. Going down 90% would leave you with 10% of the original sound level which would be more like a 35dB difference.

    Performance is very impressive. It's a shame about that little noisy problem though. It's about time they lose the 80mm fans already (and that air gap BS which is absolute nonsense).
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    PCPower is proud of their noisy 80mm fan.
    It's been a hard day's night and I've been working like a dog.

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    I guess it is based on the M12D, but it's actually a non-M-12D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero82z View Post
    Heh, looks like PCP&C's marketing department needs to refresh their math skills a little: "Up to 90% (10dB) Less Noise per Watt"
    Going down 10dB means you lose half your apparent noise level, which is a reduction of 50%, not 90%. Going down 90% would leave you with 10% of the original sound level which would be more like a 35dB difference.
    That statement is so ambiguous to start with that the math isn't the only problem there

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    Nice review yet again, well done wolf..

    looks like an all around solid powersupply in terms of what it's supposed to do, shame it's so loud and not modular tho huh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf View Post
    That statement is so ambiguous to start with that the math isn't the only problem there
    Well, you addressed the ambiguity already, so I figured I would just mention the fact that it's completely wrong anyway .

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    I have to wonder though, now with the Silencer 910, what point would there be in buying the Turbo-Cool 860?

    The Silencer 910 is Cheaper
    The Silencer 910 is more efficient
    The Silencer 910 has tighter voltage regulation
    The Silencer 910 even has better ripple suppression

    Also despite the fact that Wolf found it to be so noisy, I bet the Silencer 910 is quieter than the Turbo-Cool. PC P&C has effectively made the Turbo-Cool 860 obsolete
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