Hell Freezes Over and PC Power & Cooling Unveils Its First Modular Power Supply

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Wrenchski

While I never had a PCP&C unit die, I HAVE had an OCZ die...AND the two replacements they sent.

Happily running and using Corsair now...generally, when SHT buys out good, good goes to SHT...

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whathuhitwasntme

PC Power an cooling have made larger units before, I have a 750 watt version of one of them here now. Its about 3 years old and on its 3rd pc now via upgrades. Don't see any stopping of it anytime soon.

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hmp_goose

Lowers would be better: Modular = HTPC. Something ~250W would be nice.

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FrancesTheMute

I love PC P&C PSUs.  I've got one of their 750 Silencers (the one that was orange) that I've had for about 3 or 4 years and it's still running great, no power issues from it at all.

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Holly Golightly

You know... I am not a big fan of white... But white PC components are pretty darn cool looking. Now if they could offer a powersupply of atleast 1kW+, I am sold. I guess it is a matter of time. Who knows?

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skirge01

Are their "silencer" PSUs actually quiet now?  I recall buying a few of these models with the "silencer" moniker years ago and they were anything BUT silent!

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nikonf5

The reason everyone is/was crazy about this companies PSUs were because they are/were made by Seasonic which makes the best PSU's in the world and have been doing so for the last 10+ yrs.

PC P&C went with another lesser company called Sirtec for their  MKII lineup which is one of the reasons it has a lower rating with users who were expecting the same quality as their earlier work and were not aware of the real manufacturer.

Their MKIII lineup will be made by Seasonic so their problems should now disappear.

As to why they switched to modular units, thats easy to understand as Seasonic has proved through multiple OEMs that their modular design is just as good as the cabled ones and PC P&C needed a success story after the disappointment of the MKII series.

I have a Corsair AX-850 modular unit which is made by Seasonic and it cost me almost CAD$200 but worth every penny.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm

The above link is the goldmine for info on any PSU you ever want to research

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dgrmouse

"The reason everyone is/was crazy about this companies PSUs were because they are/were made by Seasonic which makes the best PSU's in the world..."

Wrong.  Doug Dodson was building power supplies in his garage, experimenting w/ oversized fans, reversed fans, and all manner of novel ideas for improving PC power supplies way back before your tech. memory began.  I agree that Seasonic has made some great units, but that fact alone doesn't qualify the rest of your assertions.

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Turbo Charge

Well it's about dam time!

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acidic

pcp&c is the only brand of psu i have ever used. had one get struck my lightning after 4 years and they fixed yet. it is still going strong 3 years later. once they get into higher voltage modulars, i will definately buy one for my next build

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Cymek

What was the reason for their reluctance to go modular?  

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dgrmouse

The PC Power website still hosts an interview /w founder Doug Dodson, published in CPU Power User magazine in 2005 (http://www.pcpower.com/about/interview.php).  He was a smart guy, and I sure wouldn't wanna' argue with him about it.

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JCisKing

PCP&C had a great article on their website explaining why.  If memory serves, it had to do with degradation over every additional connection plug (one is obviously needed, being from the power supply wire to the peripheral) so they didn't want to add any additional plugs (power supply to power wire, power wire to peripheral).  I use their power supplies and think they are worth the investment.

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Cymek

Thanks for the info!  I'll go see if I can find that article.

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Paul_Lilly

The article is long gone (or really well hidden), but still viewable via the Internet Archive -- LINK (see #3).

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