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PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1200W PSU Review

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Introduction and Features

Introduction

The new Turbo-Cool 1200W is the latest addition to PC Power & Cooling's Turbo-Cool series of high performance PC power supplies and its targeted straight at the professional, industrial-grade power solution sector.  The Turbo-Cool 1200W features a unique new design, which focuses on delivering maximum power to a single, high-capacity +12V rail capable of supplying up to 90A (1,080W) of clean, rock-solid power.  And it comes with no less than six PCI-E connectors and is backed by PC Power & Cooling's new 7-year Turb-Cool warranty and unbeatable support.

 



PC Power & Cooling has been in the business of building high-performance PC switching power supplies since 1986 and they have earned one of the best reputations in the industry for performance and reliability.  Today PC Power & Cooling offers several lines of high-quality power supplies ranging in capacity from 300W all the way up to 1200W.  The Turbo-Cool units are specifically designed for high-end applications where clean power and reliability are the top priorities while the Silencer series puts more emphasis on quiet operation and a lower price point.

Turbo-Cool 1200W PSU Key Features:

  • 1.2 kW continuous power output (1.3 kW peak) at 50°C
  • Fits standard ATX case (20" minimum depth)
  • Powerful single +12V rail (up to 90A continuous/100A peak)
  • Rock solid, super clean DC outputs
  • Industry's longest hold-up time (40ms)
  • Six PCI-E and 15 peripheral drive connectors
  • 24-pin, dual 8-pin, and 4-pin motherboard connectors
  • High efficiency operation (up to 83%)
  • Active PFC with Universal AC line input
  • Automatic fan speed control circuit (single 80mm fan)
  • NVIDIA SLI Certified
  • 7-Year warranty (Turbo-Cool models), Unbeatable support 

PC Power & Cooling designed the Turbo-Cool 1200W PSU for professionals that require the very best, long-lasting industrial-grade components for their mission critical machines.  The target audience includes the R&D labs of major industrial OEMs, medical applications, high-end CAD workstations, movie studio SFX rigs, etc.  While the Turbo-Cool 1200W PSU wasn't officially released to the general public until today, many of the afore mentioned customers already have them hard at work in their labs...  :)

 

Here is what PC Power & Cooling has to say about the new Turbo-Cool 1200W:

 

"The PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1200 is truly the ultimate next-gen power supply!  Built upon the proven technology of the Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR, this Single Rail monster (+12V @ 90A) will reliably power the most demanding mission-critical or high-performance builds, delivering 1200W of continuous power (1300W peak)."

 

Packaging and Components

 

The Turbo-Cool 1200W bundled accessories include a heavy duty 14AWG/3 power cord, mounting screws, Installation Instructions and a certified test report.  All of the parts come securely packed inside a large cardboard box, which boldly displays the PC Power & Cooling name along with the unit's key features.

 

 

 

Testing Methodology and Equipment

 

Establishing an accurate load is critical to testing and evaluating a PC power supply.  PCPerspective's power supply test bench can place a precise 2,000 watt DC load on the PSU under test.  Each power supply is tested under controlled, real-world conditions up to its maximum rated load (at 40ºC), using both 115 VAC and 240 VAC line voltage.  Our current suite of tests includes:

 

  • DC Load Regulation
  • DC Line Regulation
  • DC Cross-load (unbalanced load)
  • AC Ripple and Noise
  • Power Factor
  • Efficiency
  • Differential Temperature
  • Noise

 

 

The Turbo-Cool 1200W power supply was evaluated on both features and performance.  A full range of equipment was used to test the power supply under controlled load conditions. 

 

  • (2) CSI3710A Programmable DC load (+3.3V and +5V ouputs)
  • (4) CSI3711A Programmable DC load (+12V1, +12V2, +12V3, and +12V4)
  • FLUKE 87-III True RMS digital multimeter (Accuracy ±0.05%)
  • Extech 380803 Power Analyzer (Accuracy ±0.5% of full scale)

  • Hitachi V-650F 60 MHz dual trace oscilloscope (Accuracy ±3%)
  • Powerstat Variable Autotransformer, 1.4 KVA, 0-140 VAC
  • FLUKE  52-II digital thermometer (Accuracy ±0.3ºC/0.5ºF)
  • Extech Model 407738 digital sound level meter (Accuracy ±1.5 dB)
  • Custom Lian Li PC60 enclosure to simulate real-world operating conditions

June 27, 2013 | 09:04 AM - Posted by Joe (not verified)

Hi and thanks for the great write-up! Regarding the adjustments within the power supply, I am wondering what can be done to adjust the +12vdc? Thanks for your thoughts!

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