PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W
PC Power & Cooling takes quiet operation seriously, or at least one would assume so based on the name "Silencer" given to its 610 watt power supply. As soon as it is switched on, though, we had to take issue a bit with that word. Although the fan doesn’t turn all that quickly, it hums rather disturbingly. On the plus side, at higher loads, the noise from the power supply does not increase very much.
This power supply is one of the few units to employ a classical construction with a 80 mm fan and airflow from front to back through the housing. This means it can be used in server housings and small home theater PCs.
Other details also remind us of a server power supply. The black and relatively heavy power supply has no frills and the connection cables are not modular. We know from experience that the folks at PC Power and Cooling consider modularity a liability, since each connected cable is just another possible failure point as the supply ages.
A supplied test protocol from the Taiwanese company "Fast Auto Electronic" informs the purchaser of the tests carried out, including a test with maximum load on the individual voltage rails. The FA-4200ATE test device was used for the tests.
PC Power & Cooling is one of the few manufacturers to use a single rail voltage supply on the 12 volt rail, which can be loaded with 49 Amperes.