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OCZ buys PC Power & Cooling

OCZ buys PC Power & Cooling

"For love or PSUs" - OCZ tech has bought out Power PC & Cooling.

OCZ Technology has been known for quite some time as a great RAM and PSU manufacturer. Those familiar with the company know that it is really one of "many hats," often branching out to other solutions - but RAM and PSUs are stil the company's core competency. That's why it's not really unbelievable that OCZ has bought PC Power & Cooling, a leading enthusiast PSU maker.

PC Power & Cooling isn't the biggest brand in the business, so I wouldn't even be surprised if you hadn't heard it. What they are is renowned for building some of the most reliable, best PSUs in the business - at quite a price. A 750W PSU (not modular) will run you $200 USD before shipping, and the usual dollar equals pound pricing strategy applies for those of you in the UK.

The acquisition should be a great fit for OCZ Technology, which has largely built more "mainstream" enthusiast PSUs. Though it's products almost always well-built and a great price, they're not usually known as being the best of the best - they're designed to be the best at a particular price bracket.

The addition of PC Power & Cooling should give the company some great advancements in its power regulation, while sharing some convenience tech (like modularity) with its acquisition. OCZ Technology intends to keep PC Power & Cooling's brand and product, turning it into the company's premium line. This could be some great news for the PCP&C brand, because it will now get OCZ's excellent marketing reach.

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samkiller42 28th May 2007, 15:45 Quote
Ive heard alot about how good PCP&C are, reliabilty etc, and i know first hand how good OCZ are, so the merger of 2 great companies can only be a good thing.

Sam
Mankz 28th May 2007, 15:50 Quote
This might also bring PCP&C prices down...
radodrill 28th May 2007, 15:52 Quote
To the author of the news bit:
The company is PC Power & Cooling (PCP&C) and not Power PC & Cooling (PPC&C) as listed in the article.
Tim S 28th May 2007, 16:07 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by radodrill
To the author of the news bit:
The company is PC Power & Cooling (PCP&C) and not Power PC & Cooling (PPC&C) as listed in the article.
I've just shot Brett through the tubes for that one... lol
bloodcar 28th May 2007, 16:12 Quote
I really hope that the quality of PCP&C branded PSUs doesn't go down. Damn things are built like a brick...heavy and seemingly indestructable but they're also fairly quiet at the same time.
ralph.pickering 28th May 2007, 16:24 Quote
Hopefully this means better availability of PCP&C products in other parts of the world - at the moment the only option seems to be ordering direct, which is a pain if you've bought a load of parts from local suppliers and then have to wait while your PSU clears customs.
Da Dego 28th May 2007, 16:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by radodrill
To the author of the news bit:
The company is PC Power & Cooling (PCP&C) and not Power PC & Cooling (PPC&C) as listed in the article.
lol...sorry, I'm a bit dislexic some days. I've dealt with them for years and I've never managed to type their name right. :)
Mankz 28th May 2007, 17:26 Quote
AFAIK, EP-UK are the only PCP&C retailers in the UK...:

They have the 750 Silencer Quad for £ 242.50 inc. VAT and Del.

Where as getting one from America (without Import Taxes) would be $254.50
DXR_13KE 28th May 2007, 19:53 Quote
i hope it lowers the price and maintains the quality of the PSUs.
zhangmaster12 28th May 2007, 20:09 Quote
vrrrrry niiiiice
Tuthmose 28th May 2007, 20:44 Quote
Though it'll be nice that PC P&C gets more exposure and sales, I surely hope it doesn't come at the expense of the quality for which they've become famous. At one point, I had one of their 510-watt models running a rig at 650 watts without so much as a flicker - you just can't beat their stuff. Sure hope it stays that way . . .
Gooey_GUI 28th May 2007, 23:19 Quote


I hope nothing changes more than who owns it. They have a 5 year warranty and mine isn't up yet.
Krikkit 28th May 2007, 23:26 Quote
Things like warranties are always valid until the company goes bust - and they're a long way from that!

To be honest I can see this being good for both companies, PCP&C have the quality already, but could do with some marketing clout, coupled with the parts bin of OCZ to help them make a modular PSU, it could be a great move. OCZ just need to tick along with PCP&C in tow, touting an ultra-premium brand to make a bit more cash.
The_Beast 28th May 2007, 23:48 Quote
I have heard nothing but good things about PC Power & Cooling, hopefully it stays that way
Kipman725 29th May 2007, 01:06 Quote
heh pc power and cooling are one of the few brands that will run fine at there rated power outputs indefinatly. Hence the noisy fans though as they are designed to dissipate the full load heat. I hope OCZ brings some more advanced PWM tech so we can have cooler running quiter high quality power supplys instead of having to worry about reliability.
notatoad 29th May 2007, 06:03 Quote
there was an OCZ rep on the ncix.com forums, he said that PC P&C will continue to "do what they've been doing", but would be taking advantage of OCZ distribution and customer support, so availability should increase.
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