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PC Power and Cooling PPCT1200ESA 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI CrossFire Active PFC Power Supply

  • ATX12V / EPS12V
  • 100 - 240 V 50/60 Hz
  • +3.3V@24A,+5V@30A,+12V@90A, -12V@0.8A,+5VSB@4.0A
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PC Power and Cooling


Maximum Power
Main Connector
+12V Rails
PCI-Express Connector
3 x 6-Pin, 3 x 6+2-Pin
SATA Power Connector
SLI Ready
CrossFire Ready
Power Good Signal
Hold-up Time
Over Voltage Protection
Input Voltage
100 - 240 V
Input Frequency Range
50/60 Hz
Input Current
120,000 Hours


1 x Main connector (24Pin)
1 x 12V(P4)
2 x 12V(8Pin)
8 x peripheral
8 x SATA
1 x Floppy
6 x PCI-E
1.2KW Continuous (1.3KW peak) @ 50°C
Fits Std. ATX Cases (20" min. depth)
+12VDC @ 90A (100A pk) (Massive Single Rail)
High Efficiency (83%); .98 Active PFC
Rock-Solid, Super-Clean DC Output
24Pin, Dual 8Pin, 4Pin M/B Connectors
Six PCI-E and 15 Drive Connectors
NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 Ultra)
Individual 14-point Certified Test Report
ESA Connector (USB 2.0 Cable)

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  • Jennifer I.
  • 4/18/2010 11:45:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsPC Power&Cooling The Best.

Pros: I don't own this one but I do own the older 1kw monstrosity and I just found out that OCZ took over. ?? ?? Everything good must end, WHY? Although OCZ is my number one choice for ram due to how well they took care of me a few years ago. Like a dog, I'm loyal to great service and great products.

I've owned PC P&C psus for years now, built 2 systems for friends with them and have been using them since the old days when 350wts was concidered a monster. It's the ONLY psu I'd ever use PERIOD and if they're not the same co. now I'd be VERY sad and disappointed. I still have the 1kw after 4 yrs going strong as a bull and just built an i7 system with it. My gf's pc has a 750w one also 3-4 yrs strong, no issues. You want to overclock with rock solid results..get a PC P&C. PSUs are still the most important thing in a pc build.

Cons: UPS delivered it!

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/2/2009 4:38:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat a life savor

Pros: Powered up my GTX 295s Quad SLI. Very low noise which is good. You can use it for 3 way SLI, it has connectors for 3 video cards (285s) but not for 4. If you want to use it for 4 you would have to use moduler plugs. For the SATA hard drives it has two cable wires. One long and one short. Each can connect 4 SATA hard drives. That's 8 in total. If you need more, again, you would have to use moduler plugs. It also has 1 cable a 24 pin connector for the motherboard, 2 cables each having a 12 volt 8 pin connector, 1 cable with 3 4 pins for the CD ROMs, 1 cable with 2 4 pins and 1 small 4 pin for the floppy, and last it has 1 small cable with a small 4 pin connector labled CABLE-ESA. That's if your motherboard has this feature.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: None

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  • David L.
  • 5/26/2009 11:46:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery Sturdy, but loud

Pros: Very sturdy. Easily handles high loads without the squealing coils of many PSUs.

Cons: 1) Loud. The fan is variable speed based on temperature, however the minimum speed is capped at a very high RPM. So even if the PSU is cold and/or running at medium to low loads, it still puts out about 40db - enough to hear it on the other side of the house. The noise being generated is from the shear amount of air being pumped through the PSU. The fan itself is sturdily mounted and does not rattle.

2) Since being acquired by the OCZ group, the support isn't quite as good as it used to be. They no longer do cross-shipping/advanced RMAs and require the customer to pay shipping. OCZ appears to do most of the support, and their knowledge of PC Power & Cooling PSUs is limited.

Other Thoughts: The ESA connection is only useful if you are using a fairly recent nVidia chipset-based motherboard AND using nVidia's problematic system tools software.

I wish I had a chance to field-test this unit before purchasing/understood that the fans minimum speed would be so loud. I'm contemplating modding the unit for quieter operation/calling to see if I can exchange it for the new Silencer 910, even though I'd be losing out.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi, we are sorry that this unit is too noisy for your application. Given the size of this PSU, keeping it cool requires a good amount of air to be moved. Smaller power supplies can get away with less air movement. At PC Power we have always balanced cool operation (to maintain specs) and noise. PC Power does not use any outside support staff. All calls and email are handled internally at our Carlsbad, CA facility. When you contact us again, please mention that the PC Power support rep at Newegg sent you, and that they should speak to Bob Roark if there is any confusion. We will be sure that you are well taken care of.
Thank you

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  • Anthony G.
  • 4/28/2009 8:36:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhen only the best will do!

Pros: Super steady single 100 Amp Rail, no fluctuation in power delivery, even under triple SLI load with Quad Core CPU and 4 GB of 2000 mhz Patriot memory. Unfortunately, I cannot get rid of Direct X error and display driver stopped working error, during 3 way SLI gaming, I have no trouble in single 8800GTX or SLI, until I goto TRI-SLI. I tried updating bios, windows Vista, Nvidia and Direct X drivers all with no solution, put it back down to 2 XFX 8800 GTX's superclocked at 630/1000 and can game all day no errors, anybody have a solution? Eventually I will forget TRI SLI, as I don't think I can ever be stable, might try wiping drive and doing a clean re-install of OS--this will be last resort before going to 295GTX SLI

Cons: Unit is BIG,Heavy, MANY,MANY CABLES, Unit is very pricey, but I also own 2 750 quad silencers and a 500 Watt unit all PC Power & Cooling, all perform impeccably well, so if you really need this type of POWER, buy with confidence.

Other Thoughts: Antec 1200 case
EVGA 790i Digital
4 GB Patriot Memory @ 2000Mhz 9-9-9-24
Intel Yorkfield 9550 Quad Core w Eo stepping
Coolit systems Freezezone Elite and Dual Gpu cooler, MTEC control module
1 TB Barracuda SATA Drive, Sony DVD/RW optical Drive
PC Pwr Cooling ESA 1200 Watt PSU

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  • Rosemary M.
  • 4/17/2009 6:30:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggspci

Pros: powerful

Cons: price

Other Thoughts: how can you power 3 gtx 280's or 285's with only 3 6pin pci power cables? can you use 6+2pin for 6 pin?

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  • Matthew C.
  • 3/25/2009 11:52:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRevised Review

Pros: It offers plenty of power to enthusiasts. I must compliment the ESA integration. It lets you monitor all your temps and voltages live... can't express enough how valuable this feature is.

Cons: Loud... But, if you need power like this, your PC isn't quiet anyway (Unless you watercool.) 3-4GPUS and an OC CPU require a lot of, usually loud, cooling.

Other Thoughts: I posted a one egg review almost a year ago. The power supply was nice and quiet... too quiet. The cooling fan was a failure, But the PSU actually lasted about 6 hours without cooling fan!!! My replacement has been running great ever since. (Q9659 OC 4.05Ghz/ 3xGTX285 Patriot Ram 1800mhz/ 2x 300GB Raptors Raid0, Ect)

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  • Michael W.
  • 3/25/2009 8:19:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat PSU

Pros: I was looking for something that would be able to handle tri sli. I also have like 4 hard drives, and 3 dvd players. Took on all of these plus the 12 fans my case has with no problem. I kept comparing all the posible PSU options and this one always made the list. I went ahead and pull the trigger and bought it. Glad I did I have a peice of mind knowing it will habdke anything else I throw into the case.

Cons: For the price you would think they would make all the models ESA compliant. I didn't see that model and now I wish I had that model.

Other Thoughts: Antec 1200
Intel Q9550
EVGA 790i digital
WD VelociRaptor 320
3x GTX280 GPU's
x3 DVD blueray player/ burner combo type drives
PC Power and cooling 1200W

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/17/2009 5:51:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: All of the connections that I need for the system i built. It has a lot more for the things that I plan to put in.

Cons: Expensive, but well worth the price

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  • Joshua H.
  • 2/10/2009 9:10:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExtremely Good PSU

Pros: Large single 12v rail
7 year warranty
Plenty of Juice for any feasible combination on the market today

Cons: Tad bit loud under load, but to be expected

Other Thoughts: Asus p6t Deluxe
Intel Core I7 920 @ 4.0ghz
2 x 4870x2 in Crossfire
6GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600

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  • Kenneth H.
  • 1/3/2009 3:40:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSuperb PSU

Pros: Tons of Juice for anything you can throw at it. All the connections you'll ever likely need. Single 12V Rail means you don't have to worry about overloading it, like what happens when you get a multi-rail PSU. It's also great having the peace of mind that I'll likely never have to buy another PSU. 7 year warranty is great.

Cons: Trying to manage cables was a pain, though unless you buy modular PSUs, which have their own disadvantages, you won't find better elsewhere. It's very loud (kinda like a microwave oven). My system was almost whisper quiet before I added this. It's also pricey, though I did pick mine up while on sale for ~450.

Other Thoughts: It costs a lot, yes, but had I bought this to begin with I would've saved ~275 bucks. (my system outgrew a 550W PSU, then an 800, so I decided overkill was the best way to go.)

Runs all the following:
C2D E8400 @ 4.0ghz
2 Radeon 4870s in Crossfire
4GB Mushkin DDR2
Dual 150 GB Velociraptors in Raid 0
Triple 500 GB WD HDDs in Raid 0
CD/DVD Drive
Pump for my LCS
5 Case fans

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