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  • opc - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    I have a five year old version of the 700W PSU, and it is the only component in my PC that has never once given me a problem, and never once needed to be upgraded. I remember hesitating before pulling the trigger because it was a little more expensive, but I'm really glad I spent a little bit more because it has been well worth it.

    The PSU has been running SLI video cards (7800GTX -> 8800GT -> 460GTX) its entire life, along with a power hungry processors (Q6600@3.6GHz) and usually several HDD's and SSD's of various types over the years. It has never missed a beat in all that time.

    I really wish there was a product like this in every segment of the PC industry. I've had countless problems with motherboards, memory, HDD's, SSD's, and even processors on occasion. If I could spend a little more on those other items and know that they would last without giving me grief, then I would do it every time.

    Hopefully these PSU's are just as well made as they used to be, and if they are, then they definitely get a glowing endorsement from me!

  • londiste - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    whole, not hole :) Reply
  • Spazweasel - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    Hole cooling is important. That painful burn can be a real buzzkill. Reply
  • raejae - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    This is entirely meant as constructive criticism... but it seems this article was checked with a spell-checker and nothing else. The grammatical errors, misspellings, and sentence structure make it nearly unreadable... which is disappointing, because I'm very interested by these power supplies. Reply
  • cgramer - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    Agreed. I think AnandTech needs to get one or more copyeditors on staff. Despite that, I still love their reviews. :-) Reply
  • SilthDraeth - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    I believe English may not be this reviewer's native spoken or written language. I admit it was a bit difficult of a read, but really, it is a psu review.

    As long as the numbers on the charts look good. And the conclusion fits the bill, then I believe stressing over the oddly structured sentences is wasted energy.
  • cgramer - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    I'm not stressing over it, really. I'm concerned mainly about AnandTech's image. Poorly-written articles (even if they're impressive for having been written by a non-native English speaker) reflect poorly on a site's or publication's level of professionalism. I'm noticing a lack of proofreading and editing in lots of publications lately, including extremely popular print magazines such as Motor Trend or Automobile. It's a shame, really, that quality of writing doesn't seem to matter as much in this online age.

    As I said earlier, though, despite the sometimes-rough writing, I do love AnandTech. It's the first place I go for in-depth reviews of computer-related products. :-)
  • Meghan54 - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    Completely agree. I've always said this place could use just one competent copy editor. It'd make a world of difference in the professional image of AT, not to mention making the articles an enjoyable read instead of the tedious work it sometimes is right now. Reply
  • ajtyeh - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    Sweet deal, it was on slickdeals yesterday, and a bunch of people got in, i cant belive you guys did a rewview right after i bought it. i have never known the reliability of PC power and cooling but after you did this review, it got rid of my buyers remorse.

  • Vinas - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    Still rocking a TurboCool 1200... Bow to me. Reply
  • Kougar - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    I thought PC Power & Cooling was phasing out these units in favor of their Mk II series units? The Mark II's have pretty poor build quality and power characteristics all around, according to JonnyGuru.

    I owned one of the original 750 Quad Silencers... great PSU up until the point it slagged the EPS12V connector on an ASUS Rampage II... no safety mechanism or anything else kicked in, the PSU just kept running and eventually melted the metal pins and plastic connector while I was in a game of TF2.
  • Beenthere - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    The 760w and 910w PSUs are a new series of Silencer PSUs, not the older design that was phased out. The latest are Seasonic based while the Silencer II series is Sirfa based similar to OCZ branded models. Reply
  • abscode - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    Perhaps I am in the minority, but I will pretty much never consider any PS without modular cables. Reply
  • Beenthere - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    Many people like them but I prefer PSUs without modular connectors. To each his own. Reply
  • 7Enigma - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    Honestly it depends on the case you are using. I was like you until I upgraded to a nice case that can hide any unused cables away from sight (and not block airflow). Then it''s just a minor nuisance when building the system. And it's one less point of connection failure.

    But honestly if the price was the same (or very close.....within 5%) I'd probably still go modular like you.
  • abscode - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    Currently using a Lian-Li PC-B10; a very nice case, I think. I'm also the kind of guy who shortens or extends then re-sleeves cabling so I can route and hide then exactly how I want. What a nerd! :)
  • MrRuckus - Thursday, August 04, 2011 - link

    I have a 910W Silencer that has been rocking for 2-3 years. Currently running 8 SATA Devices and a GTX 295 along with a 1090T X6 @ 4Ghz which runs 24/7. No problems what so ever. I think I paid $190 for mine back then. Great investment. Reply
  • abscode - Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - link

    Diu nei lo mo! Reply

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