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OCZ Power Supply Roundup

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PC Power and Cooling have earned a very well respected reputation over the years for creating some of the best power supplies that money can buy. OCZ bought the company in May 2007 adding them into the fold and they have continued to release quality units since then.

The Silencer MKIII 1200 watt power supply is 80 Plus Platinum certified and is set to target the highest end audience today. The box artwork isn’t that inspiring – basically everything is faded out so it is barely visible. The seven year warranty is reassuring.

This power supply is designed for demanding, overclocked systems, running two or more high end video cards.
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The supply contains a user manual, mounting screws and regional specific power cable. The unit measures 150 mm x 86 mm x 180 mm (WxHxD). It weighs a whopping 2.7kg.
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All of the cables are supplied in a black felt bag. The cables in the image above right are hardwired into the unit.

Cable (modular) Connectors
MB 20+4 pin x1 (625mm)
6+2 pin PCIe x6 (580mm – two hardwired and four modular)
4+4 pin EPS12V/ATX12V x2 (640mm – one modular and one native)
SATA x12 (400mm + 150mm)
MOLEX x4 (400mm + 150mm)
FDD x1 (+150mm)

The motherboard ATX cable, 2 PCIe cables and two 4+4 pin EPS12V/ATX12V cables are all hardwired. The rest of the cables are modular. I am surprised they hardwired both of the EPS cables into the unit as not many motherboards require more than one.

I was disappointed to see only six PCIe cables with a 1200W power supply. Recent designs have incorporated 8 PCIe cables which makes sense for Quad Crossfire or SLI systems. The Fatal1ty 1000W power supply reviewed earlier has the same number of PCI E connectors, but is rated 200W lower.

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