FINAL WORDS AND CONCLUSION
There is not too much left to say about the OCZ x PC Power & Cooling 850W Silencer Mk III PSU, aside from Technology X wholeheartedly recommending it. The PSU is a new step for both companies into the modular design, and it is a big one indeed.
While remaining relatively free of negatives, there are a few deductions here and there. The PSU could be a tad too large for mini/midi cases that utilize smaller builds. The modular cables themselves, while innovative in type, do limit the consumer from having to buy those particular DIN screw-in replacements. Last but not least is the price, which is a tad stiff at the $150-$160 range.
The investment is well worth it however. You get an easy to install power-supply unit featuring both passive and active cooling, carrying-cases and a plethora of cables that fill all eight slots of the Silencer Mk III, smart cooling capabilities in ‘normal’ and ‘silent’ operating modes, and a solid seven-year warranty; not to mention all this in a rugged, stylish all-white colour scheme
This inventive and intricate unit does an exceptional job of melding a variety of technologies while presenting its own unique flavour and giving its own twist on traditional techniques. Hence, the OCZ X PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 850W PSU, as its efficiency rating, gets our well-deserved ‘Gold Seal’ award!