Value and Conclusion
|9.2||It's high time to wrap up all the data I gathered throughout this review and give it to you in a small paragraph with my thoughts on this product. Not as easy as it sounds, so I better get started. The new top of the line Silencer is a real power house that can deliver huge amounts of power efficiently and, at the same time, silently thanks to its quiet cooling fan and its optional fan-less operation mode at lower loads. On top of that, all rails of this unit deliver very clean power with minimal ripple. You have a high performance PSU that will ensure your peace of mind for a long time with its high-quality components and a seven year long warranty. I really liked this unit's high quality modular flat cables that connect to the modular PCB through heavy duty connectors, ensuring minimal resistance and decreased voltage drops on them. I would, nevertheless, prefer the modular PCB to house female connectors and not male ones because they can easily be the cause of a short if you leave any of them unused, or unprotected. Other downsides I spotted were the lack of ample PCIe connectors for this unit's capacity and its weak 5VSB rail. A PSU with 1.2 kW capacity should have at least 8 PCIe connectors and should also be able to deliver at least 4A at 5VSB, not only 2.5A. This won't be a problem for most systems, but at such a price-point, a PSU must be near to perfection.|
To sum up, the PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 1200 W is a high-performance PSU that can easily keep up with the competition, performance wise; especially now that its price dropped to $299.99 (from $349.99), I think that it can easily claim a significant market share in its category and give a hard time to the competition.