External Impressions and Cables

In contrast to all the other power supplies from PC Power & Cooling the Silencer Mk III comes in a white matte coating. The fan and the fan grille are black as always, although there's a small change this time: the grille has a small Silencer logo in the middle. Like many others, PC Power & Cooling uses hexagonal shaped holes for ventilation, which are supposed to create the least are resistance and produce less noise. Other than the fan intake, there are no other openings on the power supply, so the airflow only has one path to travel.

Cables and Connectors

Connector type (length)

Main 1x 24-pin (55cm) fixed
ATX12V/EPS12V 1x 4+4-pin (55cm) fixed
PCIe 1x 6/8-pin (55cm) modular
Peripheral 2x SATA (ca. 55, 70cm) modular
2x SATA (ca. 55, 70cm) modular
2x SATA (ca. 55, 70cm) modular
3x Molex, 1x FDD (ca. 55, 70, 85, 95cm) modular

There are three Molex and six SATA connectors attached. Moreover there is a 4/8-pin connector for the motherboard and one more plug for a graphics card. You won't be able to run an SLI or CrossFire setups, but one connector is exactly as much as we would expect from a 400W power supply. In addition all cables are quite long which is nice when using a large PC case. All modular cables got a black cable sleeving, just like the fixed ones.

Delivery Contents, Power Rating and Fan Internal Design and Components
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  • Samus - Monday, May 21, 2012 - link

    I've mailed two of my PCP&C PSU's to Carlsbad, CA for custom recabling (connectors, lengths, sheathing) in the past few years, a service no other manufacture offers. I consider them to be quite alive and well, regardless of their OCZ inheritence. Reply
  • just4U - Friday, May 25, 2012 - link

    I found that OCZ bringing PCP&C into their stable helped them a fair amount as they now had that companies expertise for the PSU's. Overall it didn't hurt PCP &C either as their quality didn't really go down..

    Ofcourse that can be argued here but this is a budget psu. OCZ should make their high end stuff under this brand. That's what we've come to expect from PCP&C
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  • ImSpartacus - Saturday, May 19, 2012 - link

    "The Silener Mk III provides one"

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5844/pc-power-coolin...
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  • Zaathras - Saturday, May 19, 2012 - link

    Bought the Antec HCG-440M referenced in the article (as "same design") at Fry's, yesterday.

    $20.00 ($45 - $25 MIR).

    Advert says the sale price is good through 5/24; but I don't know if they still have any left.
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  • MrMilli - Sunday, May 20, 2012 - link

    An excellent (not Seasonic based) PSU that I use a lot is the Chieftec A-80 & A-85 serie. Great power distribution, high efficiency, very silent and most of all, pretty cheap. If you live in Europe, I can highly recommend these PSU's. Reply
  • Pappnaas - Sunday, May 20, 2012 - link

    I feel that a "seriuos" review cannot afford to omit physical dimensions of the tested psu.

    Because in that wattage size does matter, pointing at various itx and htpc cases.
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  • buzznut - Monday, May 21, 2012 - link

    But how many PSU's in this range offer a 5 year warranty? Actually, hardly anyone offers 5 years anymore. Not Corsair, not Antec. This company does, and it was mentioned briefly at the end of the article. But I would be willing to pay a bit more for another two years over what most power supplies offer. Believe me, I've had enough fail just after the 3 year mark to really pay attention to this. Reply

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