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OCZ X PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 850W PSU Review – A Bold Stride Into The Modular Era

The power supply market has always been fiercely competitive, with PC Power & Cooling always remaining a solid staple for nearly two decades. If you have built any systems in that wide range chances are good you have heard of PC P&C, who partner with OCZ Technology to bring their PSUs to light.

OCZ pc power & cooling silencer mk iii 3 PSU power supply 850w watts

The prime example is the Silencer series, which has and continues to be a huge hit for the two companies. After a lengthy hiatus, the Silencer family gets a new addition in the Silencer Mk III, which aside from other innovations, brings the series to the modular era.

OCZ pc power & cooling silencer mk iii 3 PSU power supply 850w watts

Compared to previous Silencer lines, the Mk III division is also going one step ahead by offering a broader array of wattages and efficiency ratings. Ranging from 400W to 1200W, the lower-end models from 400W to 600W are 80 PLUS Bronze certified; the high-end 750W and 850W flavours are 80 PLUS Gold certified, and the extreme 1200W model sports the 80 PLUS Platinum rating.

OCZ pc power & cooling silencer mk iii 3 PSU power supply 850w watts

Technology X will be reviewing the OCZ x PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 850W PSU, which at $150 provides a solid seven-year warranty and more than adequate power output. While not completely passive, the fan-equipped MK III tries to live up to its name and provide noiseless top-notch performance while remaining proficient in the process.

SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES

OCZ pc power & cooling silencer mk iii 3 PSU power supply 850w watts specs

As we can see these are some pretty solid specs. Key facts to note include the exceptional seven-year warranty (matching Corsair), the 80 PLUS Gold certified rating guaranteeing up to 90% efficiency, and the dimensions that may be too large for some mini/midi chassis, but will be compatible for standard ATX and XL-ATX cases. Of course we also have the 140 mm double ball-bearing cooling fan ideal for longevity and a perfect choice for a non-passive PSU with such a lengthy warranty perioid.

OCZ pc power & cooling silencer mk iii 3 PSU power supply 850w watts power specs

A 70A single +12V rail is more than enough for most rigs and has enough juice to power a plethora of devices, such as two or more GPUs. Keeping that in mind, the Silencer Mk III 850W comes SLI/CrossFire ready for both nVIDIA and AMD graphics cards.

OCZ pc power & cooling silencer mk iii 3 PSU power supply 850w watts

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