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    PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 Express
    Author: JonnyGuru
    Date Posted:20/03/2005 12:06.10
    SLRating: SLRating: 9/10
    Bottom Line: We reviewd the PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 Express, we expected something good and found we were able to load up every rail to full specified amperage for a total of 642W! But is it worth the price tag?

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    Results and Conclusions

    Analysis of Results:

    The most impressive thing here is that despite whatever load I had put on the Turbo-Cool 510, the rails didn't waiver at all.  This is the complete antithesis of the natural properties of a switching power supply.  Typically, a 12V or 5V rail will dip when heavily loaded on either one or the other. But not on this power supply!

    The only discrepancy I noted was that I received a Power Good Signal error from my tester during the zero load and full load test.  A bit of a concern, but I fired off an email to PC Power and Cooling and perhaps one of their guru's can shed some light on the error.  Who knows.  Maybe I have a defective unit... A defective unit that can do a stable 642W!!!

    For features, I give the PC Power and Cooling an 8.  If I got my hands on the modular version provided by Performance PC's, I'm sure it would have received a 9 or 9.5 for features, but the fan is just too noisy, even at idle loads, to ever give this power supply a 10.  The high price of the Turbo-Cool sort of hurt this score as well.

    For performance, I can't help but give the Turbo-Cool 510 a 10.  I was able to load up every rail to full specified amperage for a total of 642W! That's over 25% higher than specifications!  That even beat out the hybrid monster 600W X-Finity from Ultra by 19W!

    It's average overall score is a 9.

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    3. The Downside
    4. Specifications
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