With all the things going for
the Turbo-Cool 510-PFC, we're expecting to see some rock solid voltages no
matter what we throw in its way. All voltages
read from the BIOS from the motherboard.
Test System Specs:|
Pentium 4 2.66B
20 x 172 MHz = 3.44 GHz
AOpen AX4SPE Max
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro
2x 256MB Corsair XMS3500 CAS2
||40GB Maxtor DiamondMAX+|
||NEC 52x CD-ROM|
Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive
||PC Power & Cooling 510-PFC|
||WindowsXP Build 2600|
Those voltages are simply awesome! Please keep in mind these were our values with
the Turbo-Cool 510-PFC at stock, we did not tweak the internal pots for
higher voltages! With my old Enermax 550W, the 12V rail dips
to about 11.45V with the system overclocked and that caused stability problems when running
at high speeds.
Simply an awesome power
The performance of the power supply speaks for
itself, it's rock solid even with a highly overclocked system. Of course this
performance comes at quite a steep price, the PC Power & Cooling
Turbo-Cool 510-PFC retails for $255 CDN ($189 US) which makes it the most expensive
consumer/desktop PSU on the market.Despite that, it seems their customers are happy as
they have an excellent life time rating 9.59
on Reseller Ratings.
A good yard stick to use when measuring manufacture
confidence in their own products is warranty. Most power supply
manufacturers on the market will only provide a one year warranty, some provide
a three, PC Power & Cooling is so confident in their Turbo-Cool 510-PFC that
they offer a five year warranty!
The Turbo-Cool 510-PFC is not the prettiest power
PSU on the market but then again PC Power &
Cooling does not resort to flashy gimmicks like multiple fans or fans with LED's
to attract their customers. Rather they rely on the quality of their components
to sell their products.
The glass fibre Nidec Beta SL 80mm fan was
extremely quiet and you're definitely not going to hear it during operation. For
those overclockers out there, if your voltages start to dip below what you'd
expect you can adjust them with the internal pots.
The only downer that can be associated with the
Turbo-Cool 510-PFC is its high price. Like all things in life though, if you
want the best you'll have to be prepared to pay for it.
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