HEC Group Silent 385 PSU Review 1

HEC Group Silent 385 PSU Review

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HEC Silent 385W
AC Input180V-264V 8A, 50-60 Hz
DC Voltage+3.3V+5V+12V-12V-5V+5VSB
Max. Output35A36A18A1A1A2A
195 W216 W12 W5 W10 W

Tested on: P4 2.4C @ 3,5 Ghz, 1.7V. ABIT IC7, Radeon X800 Pro, WD Raptor, WD 1600PB, SCSI CD-ROM, SCSI Burner.

The 5V and 3.3V lines are exceptionally stable. The 12V line tends to fluctuate a bit, but stayed above 12V at all times. All lines are well within the limits set by the ATX Specification.

Value and Conclusion

  • The HEC Silent 385 is selling for about $45 which is a fair price for this PSU.
  • Very quiet (temperature-controlled 20-30 dbA)
  • Stable voltages
  • Pretty black paint
  • SATA Connector
  • Screw package included
  • Unsleeved cabling
  • Cables could be longer
  • Paint job takes fingerprints very easy
  • Only 220V AC supported, no mains power cable included
The Silent385 is a good allround PSU for the normal user and seasoned overclocker. Hardcore people probably want to choose a PSU with a >400W rating.
The tested 220V version is only available for the european market. A 110V version with the same specs is available for the U.S. market.
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