Wednesday, May 5th 2010

OCZ Technology Announces PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II Series PSUs

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs), memory modules, and power supplies for computing devices and systems, has unveiled the Silencer Mk II Power Supply Unit (PSU), the latest PC Power & Cooling solution.

"I am thrilled see the new Silencer Mk II brought to market and provide the premier power management solution to power users of all kinds, from enthusiasts to industrial OEMs," commented Ryan Edwards, Director of Product Management at OCZ Technology. "The Mk II is a perfect blend of proven, long-term technology and the newest cutting-edge design. With 25 years of high-performance power supply experience, PC Power & Cooling has always been at the forefront of the computing industry, and the Silencer Mk II represents an exciting new chapter in a long history of providing uncompromising quality and lasting value to its customers."

The Silencer has been a trusted PSU series on the market for more than twenty years and is built for best-in-class stability and reliability. Redesigned to provide a smaller form factor, quieter fan, and higher 80-Plus certified efficiencies, the new Silencer Mk II Series offers a highly robust power supply to accompany a top-of-the-line professional, enthusiast, or gaming system.

The new Silencer Mk II strikes the right balance between standard, server-class topology and state-of-the-art PSU architecture. Designed with enthusiasts and power-users in mind, key features of the Mk II include a Single +12V Rail for maximum and efficient power distribution, a thermally controlled 135mm double-ball bearing fan for airflow at near-silent audible noise levels, extremely tight and well regulated electrical noise and ripple, and an ideal array of connector types for each wattage. Offering excellent energy and cost savings, the Mk II features ultra-high efficiency with 80+ Silver (650W, 750W, 950W) and 80+ Bronze (500W) certifications, converting up to a full 88% of AC to DC power at typical loads.

The PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II is the optimal power solution for multiple power-hungry drives and video cards, featuring a temperature rating of 50 degrees Celsius, twice that of the industry standard. The Silencer Mk II Series is fully compliant with the latest ATX12V and EPS12V specifications and will be available in 500W, 650W, 750W, and 950W configurations. As a future-proof investment for any high-end system, the Mk II is built to last and comes backed by a 7-Year Warranty.
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19 Comments on OCZ Technology Announces PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II Series PSUs

#3
Wile E
Power User
What I am worried about is, will OCZ water down the brand? Are they just gonna rely on the name? PCP&C never went for bottom mounted fans, why are they doing so now?

OCZ should stay out of the design aspect of the psus, and let the PCP&C team build it their way.
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#4
fochkoph
Good to see PCP&C is continuing to serve the masses.
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#5
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: Wile E
What I am worried about is, will OCZ water down the brand? Are they just gonna rely on the name? PCP&C never went for bottom mounted fans, why are they doing so now?

OCZ should stay out of the design aspect of the psus, and let the PCP&C team build it their way.
I thought the same damn thing man! It was not into pc power's philosophy to inefficently cool the back of the circuit board with large fans. rather, pc power psu's would always cool the components from the side with a 80mm fan. definently, pc power has inherited this trait from ocz, where basically all of their psu's use the largest possible fans.

However, it is still good to see that the psu's maintain pc power's single rail philosophy, non-modular traits, and pc power's 7 year warranty :D
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#6
RejZoR
Not having modularity is lame. Once you go modular, there is no way going back.
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#7
claylomax
by: panchoman
I thought the same damn thing man! It was not into pc power's philosophy to inefficently cool the back of the circuit board with large fans. rather, pc power psu's would always cool the components from the side with a 80mm fan. definently, pc power has inherited this trait from ocz, where basically all of their psu's use the largest possible fans.

However, it is still good to see that the psu's maintain pc power's single rail philosophy, non-modular traits, and pc power's 7 year warranty :D
Yeah, they should keep the 80mm side fan. :rockout:
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#8
lemode
by: RejZoR
Not having modularity is lame. Once you go modular, there is no way going back.
seriously.
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#9
claylomax
by: lemode
seriously.
Of course not . . . I guess.
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#10
Wile E
Power User
by: RejZoR
Not having modularity is lame. Once you go modular, there is no way going back.
by: lemode
seriously.
Actually, modular is almost a waste for many of us. I have so much crap in my rig that I have to use all the cables on most modular psus anyway. This Enermax of mine is one of only a few exceptions.
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#11
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
LOL, the silencer model was one of the best engineered PS ever made.. It seems silly to see that name slapped on an OCZ PS (especially after all the junk PSs OCZ has made)

It seems like someone putting a Ferrarri logo on a Yugo...
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#12
aj28
by: Wile E
What I am worried about is, will OCZ water down the brand? Are they just gonna rely on the name? PCP&C never went for bottom mounted fans, why are they doing so now?
While top-mounted fans do not cool the rear of the PCB, I would also point out that side-mounted fans (particularly those in PCP&C models) aren't exactly quiet. I would be interested to see (through a thermal camera) whether or not fan orientation really does much for the temperature of critical components.

by: RejZoR
Not having modularity is lame. Once you go modular, there is no way going back.
QFT, however modular modules (for lack of a better term) reduce efficiency and add additional points of failure, which isn't part of PCP&C's philosophy.
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#13
Wile E
Power User
by: aj28
While top-mounted fans do not cool the rear of the PCB, I would also point out that side-mounted fans (particularly those in PCP&C models) aren't exactly quiet. I would be interested to see (through a thermal camera) whether or not fan orientation really does much for the temperature of critical components.
It's actually not the performance factor I'm worried about, I prefer a bottom mount. It's the implication that OCZ may have forced them to do this, thereby effecting the design process of the PCP&C team. PCP&C previously stated that they preferred the cooling performance of the side mounted fans, over the silence of bottom mounts.

If OCZ forced this design change on them, where does it stop? Use cheaper caps? Make the regulator circuits cheaper to manufacture?
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#14
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
by: aj28
While top-mounted fans do not cool the rear of the PCB, I would also point out that side-mounted fans (particularly those in PCP&C models) aren't exactly quiet. I would be interested to see (through a thermal camera) whether or not fan orientation really does much for the temperature of critical components.
The main prob using the bottom mounted fan makes the insides about an inch shorter.
(with a side mounted 80mm fan there is much more room for beefier heatsinks/caps.)

a 7year warranty is very good however I will be more impressed if OCZ used any of the excellent guts from the P&C Silencer series of PSs.
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#15
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Wile E
What I am worried about is, will OCZ water down the brand? Are they just gonna rely on the name? PCP&C never went for bottom mounted fans, why are they doing so now?

OCZ should stay out of the design aspect of the psus, and let the PCP&C team build it their way.
Maybe because more and more cases are designed for it now. Mines ( MK1 ) been great to say the least.

In fact i wish mine was this way as i been thinking that with some modification to a case you could add a fan to the side top of the case to bring in more air.

Although neither are possible with my case although been thinking of making a tunnel which would do some thing like it.

Mine gets hot for sure 40-50c even more so in summer time but never gave any issue's.
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#16
RejZoR
by: aj28
While top-mounted fans do not cool the rear of the PCB, I would also point out that side-mounted fans (particularly those in PCP&C models) aren't exactly quiet. I would be interested to see (through a thermal camera) whether or not fan orientation really does much for the temperature of critical components.



QFT, however modular modules (for lack of a better term) reduce efficiency and add additional points of failure, which isn't part of PCP&C's philosophy.
That's because PC&C was feeding all of you with this nonsense. The so called "losses" can hardly be measured if not even non existent. If the losses were that big, we would be buying graphic cards and motherboards soldered onto PSU units...
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#17
GenTarkin
So these "new and improved PCP&C PSU's" arent the good MK1 ones we are used too. The old MK1 original PCP&C were oem'd by Seasonic, which is the BEST,handsdown, PSU manufacturer today.
These new OCZ / PCP&C MKII units are oem'd by the crappy oem's OCZ has been using for their OCZ (not including Z series, Z series was oem'd by seasonic too) psus for quite some time. They inherit all the flaws of sirfa and other oems OCZ uses, which is why they are crap PSU's nowadays.

So, these new units are far more inferior to the original PCP&C ones.

Pretty much anything oem'd(and including seasonics actual PSU's) by seasonic is the best quality you can buy today.
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#18
HeroPrinny
by: GenTarkin
So these "new and improved PCP&C PSU's" arent the good MK1 ones we are used too. The old MK1 original PCP&C were oem'd by Seasonic, which is the BEST,handsdown, PSU manufacturer today.
These new OCZ / PCP&C MKII units are oem'd by the crappy oem's OCZ has been using for their OCZ (not including Z series, Z series was oem'd by seasonic too) psus for quite some time. They inherit all the flaws of sirfa and other oems OCZ uses, which is why they are crap PSU's nowadays.

So, these new units are far more inferior to the original PCP&C ones.

Pretty much anything oem'd(and including seasonics actual PSU's) by seasonic is the best quality you can buy today.
the Z series was Sirfa.
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#19
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
When I saw the moniker, I was thinking of Seasonic..
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