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PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510-PFC Power Supply
PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510-PFC Power Supply - PCSTATS
Abstract: I'm always amazed to see people spend thousands of dollars on a computer yet equip it with a generic 300W PSU.
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External Mfg. Website: PC Power and Cooling Jun 06 2003   C. Sun  
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Performance and conclusions

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 were read from the BIOS from the motherboard.

pcstats test system specs:

computer hardware:


pentium 4 2.66b

clock speed:

20 x 172 mhz = 3.44 ghz


aopen ax4spe max




ati radeon 9800 pro


2x 256mb corsair xms3500 cas2

hard drive: 40gb maxtor diamondmax+
cdrom: nec 52x cd-rom

panasonic 1.44mb floppy drive

heatsink: swiftech mcw5000-pt
powersupply: pc power & cooling 510-pfc
software setup windowsxp build 2600
intel inf 5.00.1012
catalyst 3.4

Listed Voltages AMP Lower Voltage Upper Voltage Jitter
+3.3V 30A 3.33V 3.36v 0.03v
+5.0V 40A 5.06v 5.10v 0.04v
+12V 34A 12.00v 12.10v 0.10v
-12V 2.0A 11.99v 12.02v 0.03v
-5.0V 0.3A 4.99V 5.01v 0.02v
+5.0Vsb 3.0A 5.00V 5.00v 0.00v

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 supply!

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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Contents of Article: PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 510-PFC
 Pg 1.  PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510-PFC Power Supply
 Pg 2.  More on the Turbo-Cool 510-PFC
 Pg 3.  — Performance and conclusions

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