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PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire Intel Haswell Ready Power Supply
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I have built a lot of systems and used a lot of PSU's over the course of the last 10-15 years. This is a brand I have always wanted to get but they usually have quite a high price premium to comparable other units. Unit is extremely quiet, feels solid and has plenty of connections. Lots of people on forums around the web say these PSUs are rated conservative and that this unit is actually closer to a Gold rated if not already so.

Cons: Non Modular but I did know this before buying. I have had modular for the last 3 or 4 build cycles and I assumed I could easily cope with the mass of cables. There is a lot of cables here... just be aware, I was able to hide most of what I didn't use behind my motherboard but if you don't have a good case that will let you do this they are going to have to go somewhere. Not worth taking away an egg.

Other Thoughts: This review is for an open box unit I was lucky enough to snag. 80+ Silver(or better), Single Rail, PC P&C, Potential better performance than rated. Unit will remain on for a moment after shutdown to cool. This baby is going with me to my next PC build, but for now it is calling home;

AMD FX 8150 4.6Ghz
20 GB RAM
ASUS ROG Crosshair V
Two Radeon 280x Crossfire
Three Seagate 750GB RAID 0
Seagate 4TB USB3.0
250GB Samsung EVO
Antec 1200 Case(numerous case fans with LEDs)
22"-29"-22" Eyefinity at 6400x1080

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PowerColor TurboDuo AXR9 280X 3GBD5-T2DHE/OC Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good quality. 2 fans to keep it quieter. solid metal backplate. Long crossfire cable included instead of short one.

Cons: accessories. Included items seem a little plain. A VGA - DVI adapter which I don't think anyone buying this card needs, a 6pin to 8pin adapter(again, if your buying this card you probably have a good PSU in the first place)

Other Thoughts: I always try to go with the Asus or Sapphire brands over the years and I have learned more time than not they are always the best quality and have the best overclocking ability. towards the bottom I have learned you have visiontek and XFX(as far as overclocking ability and cooling solution,from expereinces) I am surprised to find that everytime I end up getting a Powercolor GPU I am always pleasantly surprised and very happy owner. Overclocking ability is great on both cards I have. Thanks , will buy again!

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CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW)  High Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Simple to install, performance of unit, looks VERY nice in my Antec 1200 case.

Cons: that I didn't get an even better model. Im not going to say its loud, but the included fan is not as quiet as I thought it would be.

Other Thoughts: This is my first entry into any kind of water cooling, custom or closed loop. I held out for a long time because I actually liked the cool look of air cooling fans. my previous was the ZalmanCNPS9900MAX and I loved this fan. But as I get older I am starting to actually recognize the fact that I want quiet lol. Installion was a breeze. My Antec 1200 case is starting to age but im going to keep it for a bit longer, so Im glad I got this to fit. The back has two 120mm fans. I thought this would be a perfect fit but the radiator itself is a little larger than the 120mm fan so be aware(I made it fit though). Idle temps are equal to, or a degree or two higher than my Zalman, but under loud this unit really performs. I have an AMD 8150 at 4.4Ghz on an Asus Crosshair V Formula and with air I was getting 65 - 68C(or more) under load(Prime95). same settings with this liquid cooler I am at 50 - 55C(20 min.) depending on ambient temps. Very happy. Get one :)

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Display Name: Richie g.

Date Joined: 09/10/09

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  • First Review: 09/14/09
  • Last Review: 07/22/14
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