Silencer Mk III 400W
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Silencer Mk III 400W
Building on the award-winning Silencer core architecture, the Mk III once again defines the ultimate power management solution for today’s power users. For the first time, PC Power & Cooling customers can enjoy the convenience and benefits of a modular cable configuration, and eliminate unnecessary wire clutter for a more streamlined computer case.
Combining a powerful single +12V rail and premium components, the Mk III balances the needs of both enthusiast and professional standards with 100% Japanese 105°C capacitors, continuous output at a demanding 50°C ambient temperature, and heavy-duty protection circuitry. Key features include a 120mm variable RPM fan for quiet operation, well regulated electrical noise and ripple, and 80 Plus® Bronze-level efficiency up to 85% at typical loads.
The Silencer Mk III Series comes backed with a leading 5-year Warranty for unparalleled peace of mind. Replacement cables can be purchased here
- 400W Continuous @ 50C
- 80-Plus Bronze Certified (85% Efficiency); .98 Active PFC
- 120mm double ball-bearing fan
- Up to 90% (10dB) Less Noise per Watt
- +12VDC @30A (Powerful Single Rail)
- Premium Components with 100% Japanese 105°C Capacitors
- Modular Cabling Design
- Automatic Fan Speed Control Circuit
- 5-Year Warranty and Tech Support
Silencer Mk III 400W Technical Specifications
|Operating Range:||90-264 VAC
0.98 power factor
|Efficiency:||85% efficiency at typical load (80-Plus Bronze)|
|EMI:||FCC Class-B, CE
|Regulation:||5% (+3.3V, +5V, +12V)
5% (-12V, +5Vsb)
|Hold Time:||20ms minimum
|Over Voltage Protection:||+3.3V, +5V, +12V
|Over Current Protection:||135% OPP
|Agency Approval:||cTÜVus, CB, TÜV, CCC, C-tick,
GOST, BSMI, China RoHS, WEE, RoHS
|Fan Type:||120mm, ball bearing, thermally controlled
|Noise:||20 - 35dB(A)
|M/B Connectors:||1 x 20+4-pin ATX
1 x 4+4-pin CPU
|Video Connectors:||1 x 6+2-Pin PCI-E
|Drive Connectors:||3 x Peripheral
6 x 5-pin SATA
1 x Floppy
|Dimensions/Harness:||150mm (W) x 86mm (H) x 160mm (L)|
|Power Cord:||US, EU, UK, CN, AU, JP/BZ|
Reviews about the Silencer Mk III 400W
|"If you want an affordable modular PSU, out of 4 options, the OCZ Silencer Mk III 400W is the best choice based on the test results. Both Be Quiet and OCZ’s entry are very quiet, have a very low ripple and are more than 85 percent efficient. We prefer the OCZ power supply due to the better voltages and slightly lower price."
|"Thanks to its white design and black ribbon modular cable management the Silencer MK III is a real eye catcher. The performance is absolutely perfect for a power supply within this price range. Direct competition for this power supply is virtually nonexistent. The best deal is this PC Power & Cooling power supply - the price/performance ratio is just right!
|"We are very satisfied with the MK III Silencer 400W from PC Power & Cooling. We really liked the white finish, modularity, and performance. This power supply simply cannot fail to satisfy you. Commendable is the presence of Japanese capacitors certificates to 105 ° C, a rarity in a 400W model. Excellent is also the +12 V rail which allow the use of fairly powerful video cards, such as the HD 6850. In addition the efficiency is very good and it even comes with a remarkably high warranty of 5 years.
Xtreme Hardware (Italy)
|"Starting from the efficiency which is pretty good especially at ultra low loads, also voltage regulation at +12V is very tight. With variations within 1% and on the low voltage rails it is not bad at all, especially for this class of PSU. In general I think that the small, new, Silencer is worthy of the legendary name of PC Power & Cooling with the performance is has displayed today.
The Lab (Greece)
|"Power supply veteran, PC Power & Cooling has expanded its range with an efficient, Bronze Certified range. The new MKIII Series are semi-modular and have a very nice design. This model also uses the popular flat ribbon cables which have proven to be exceptionally flexible. As expected, the 400W model that we tested performed very well in our benchmarks and positions itself in the top of its class. With a fan that is rarely perceived, even at a high load, we can safely say that the MKIII 400W is a silent power supply. The voltages remained very stable with only marginal variations between idle and full load.
Due to its superior performance and affordable price we give the MKIII our Gold and Price-Performance award.
Hardware Journal (Germany)