PCPower&Cooling TurboCool 510 Deluxe, a PSU evolution.
PCPower&Cooling have been producing what are widely considered to be, the best PSU's on the market today. Since the company's inception, they've raised an industry-wide bar on manufacturing standards for Switching Power Supplies. Theirs have been, and remain, the standard by which all others are measured. Given these facts, one might think; "Why bother reviewing a product, which is already beyond reproach?" The answer is simple, evolution. PCPower&Cooling has not earned their reputation being complacent, resting on prior success. They continually strive to improve on previous designs. Competition being the all powerful motivator, I have no doubt PCPower&Cooling have motivated more then a few companies to re-assess their offerings. PCPower may charge a bit more for their PSU's, however; relative to purpose, the price is a bargain. After all, without power, you have a box filled with over-priced silicon, copper, and aluminium, all useless. Sure, your system will be quiet, but as we'll discover, noise is not an issue with TurboCool 510 Deluxe.
Recently I reviewed the TGI USA TT-550TS
, which takes a very different approach in its design philosophy. The TT-550TS features an aluminum chassis, four fan compliment, and rear LED, compared to TurboCool's single, fan steel chassis, and minimalist approach. The best analogy I can make would be through audiophile amplifier comparisons. The TTGI TT550 reminds of Audio Research REF300MKII
, big, powerful, packed with innovations, ergonomically adventuresome, and it sounds damn good. PCPower&Cooling on the other hand can be compared to the Atma-Sphere MA3-OTL
Also big and powerful, built like a tank, and inspired by a "Purest" principle in design. The two distinct differences being the MA3 pushing enough current to drive any speaker impedance on the planet and it sounds out of this world. We often juxtapose the preponderancy
with which we choose and organize system components, all too often placing the emphasis on the CPU or graphics card. These are important and their price dictates our being fixated on them but there is not a single device in your system which can operate independently of the PSU.
Without clean, noiseless, uninterrupted current on demand, you’re dropping the proverbial power bucket down a dry capacitor. As it hits dry bottom, so the echo of its crash manifests itself in your system rebooting, and data loss. Where DC current reserves are concerned, PCPower&Cooling shall have your capacitor 'runneth' over. As the arrow indicates below, PCPower&Cooling specs some of the largest input capacitors on the market for that purpose;