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Be Quiet! Power Zone, Dark Rock 3, and Pure Wings 2 win at Red Dot Design Awards

Be quiet!, for eight years in succession PC power supply market leader in Germany*, has won three of the sought-after Red Dot Design Awards. The Power Zone power supply series, the Dark Rock 3 CPU cooler series and the Pure Wings 2 fan in 120 mm convinced the 40 members of the Red Dot jury. Henceforth these be quiet! products may be adorned with the globally recognized quality seal and they are immortalized in the Red Dot yearbook.

The goal during development of the Power Zone power supply was to provide a PSU series with the best possible combination of performance and features for gamers, CPU overclockers and PC enthusiasts, at an affordable price. The powder-coated metal surfaces of the power supply housing, which makes it appealingly tactile, also won over the Red Dot jurors. The engraved and colorful be quiet! logo rounds off the elegant visual impression. The ribbed structure of the surfaces and the balanced combination of metal and plastic components is purposely reminiscent of a car motor, because in a PC the power supply performs a similar function to a drive unit. The built-in Silent Wings fan, whose airflow optimized blades minimize noise-generating turbulences, is also sure to have appealed. The power supplies are energy saving and environment friendly with an extremely low stand-by power need and 80PLUS Bronze efficiency certification. In addition, completely detachable and sleeved cables enhance the handling convenience and simplify component installation.

Be Quiet! Updates its Pure Wings 2 Fan Series

Be quiet!, the market leader of power supplies in Germany for eight consecutive years*, expands its entry level fan series Pure Wings 2 by a 80 mm and a 92 mm model.
With the Pure Wings 2 fan series, be quiet! has set a new standard for the price-performance-ratio of PC case fans. Now the brand presents two new members of the successful series.

The new models are equipped with seven silence-optimized fan blades and high airflow capabilities while reducing noise-generating turbulences and increasing air pressure. The 92 mm model produces a maximum of 18.6 dB(A), while the 80 mm model produces a maximum of 18.2 dB(A) at top speed. High quality rifle bearings guarantee a very long lifespan of 80,000 hours, which is more than nine years. These attributes make even the smallest Pure Wings 2 fan a perfect fit for both home and office PCs as well as demanding gaming and multimedia builds. The new Pure Wings 2 models are especially recommended for the use in air cooling setups.

be quiet! Introduces the SFX Power 2 and TFX Power 2 PSUs

be quiet!, market leader of power supplies in Germany for eight consecutive years, announces the new SFX Power 2 and TFX Power 2 power supplies, which are suited for high-performance yet compact systems because of the optimized technology based on two strong 12-volt-rails. The German market leader sets great value upon a high efficiency: The TFX Power 2 reaches up to 91 percent, which conforms the 80PLUS Gold standard. In addition be quiet! significantly improved the cooling performance compared to the successful predecessor models.

Small form factor for space-saving systems
The latest power supplies from be quiet! conform the space-saving SFX and TFX format and efficiently provide power for high-performance systems. Despite the small dimensions the models SFX Power 2 and TFX Power 2 are equipped with sleeved cables in a length of 35 to 50 (SFX) or to 65 centimeters (TFX) and with more than enough ports to power a modern Mini-ITX system. This includes the implementation of a graphics card, due to the fact, that compact power supplies from be quiet! have a 6+2 pin PCIe connector (6 pin via Adapter for TFX) - natively or via adapter. With this features it is an easy job to build a potent Haswell-based Mini-PC with dedicated GPU.

Be quiet! Launches Armada of New CPU coolers

Be quiet!, market leader of power supplies in Germany for seven consecutive years* , announces three new CPU coolers with high cooling capacity from 160 to 250 watts and a extremely low noise level. The German company has extended its portfolio with a third generation of the Dark Rock Series. The new coolers feature optimized aluminum fins and Silent Wings PWM fans. This has increased the performance by up to 5° C compared with the predecessors. In addition, be quiet! has announced the Shadow Rock Slim, which offers a high compatibility to large RAM heat spreaders and is ideal for compact systems.

be quiet! Introduces the Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

be quiet! has this week officially announced its newest, high-end CPU cooler, the Dark Rock Pro 3. Pictured below, this nickel-plated black beauty of a cooler makes use of a dual-tower design and features a copper base, 90 aluminum fins, seven 6 mm heatpipes, and two (one 135 mm and one 120 mm) SilentWings PWM fans with a noise output of up to 26.1 dB(A).

The Dark Rock Pro 3 includes support for Intel LGA 775/1366/2011/1156/1155/1150 and AMD Socket 754/939/940/AM2(+)/AM3/FM1 processors, and is set to become available next week priced at 79.90 Euro.

Xilence Enforces European Presence

The Xilence brand will form its very own company by August 2013. Located in Hildesheim, Germany the new enterprise will fortify the European brand presence. New "Xilence GmbH" will take care of sales and support of Xilence in Europe. Customers will receive more assistance and will be able to buy Xilence products with a promising price-performance ratio all over Europe soon. For sales, Xilence GmbH will try to establish a wide distribution network. Through the new cooperation with "be quiet!" there will also be desirable synergy effects.

"Our Xilence products will be offensively placed within the volume markets all over Europe. The goal is, to offer appealing products for a good price," is how the new CEO of the Xilence GmbH, Michael Albes, commented on the ongoing development. Together with Andreas Groneberg the new company will be led by an experienced team. The two managing directors are accompanied by Andreas Jansen - An outstanding networker and experienced product expert for the Asia market. Thus this company can look back on the full ten years of Xilence experience.

Be Quiet! Introduces New Power Zone Series Power Supplies

Be quiet!, market leader of power supplies in Germany for seven consecutive years*, introduces its brand new "Power Zone" power supplies - the all-round PSU for high performance, gaming, multimedia and multiple GPU system builds. With its massive rail design and silent cooling system, Power Zone is the perfect fit for almost any system. Power Zone offers rock-solid performance with its solid 12 V rail design. This makes Power Zone the solution of choice for all demanding scenarios like multiple GPU configurations, overclocking or just steady high-power drain. The active clamp + DC/DC topology makes it possible to achieve a high efficiency of up to 90%, which results in 80PLUS Bronze certification.

Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2 Raises the Bar for Price-Performance Ratio

be quiet!, the market leader of power supplies in Germany for seven consecutive years, introduces its next generation of entry level fans: Pure Wings 2. With new fan blades and rifle bearing technology, it is quieter than ever, producing a maximum of 19.2 dB(A).

With the new Pure Wings 2 fan series, be quiet! sets a new standard for the price-performance-ratio of PC case fans. By adding two extra fan blades to the product, be quiet! increased the airflow capabilities and air pressure while maintaining a nearly inaudible noise level. The increased air pressure makes the Pure Wings 2 especially recommended for the use in water cooling and air cooling setups.

Be Quiet! Releases Premium Sleeved Power Cable

Be Quiet!, the market leader of power supplies in Germany for seven consecutive years*, introduces its brand new premium sleeved power cables, with custom lengths and various connector options. By covering every single wire of the cable with a sleeve, be quiet! again offers a unique premium look inside the PC.

Regular power supply cables are generally medium in length to fit most PC enclosures. However, to set up a very small Home Theater PC or a very large desktop PC most power supplies will be fitted with an unsuitable cable length. But even in the normal cable length some users often do not have the desired connectors on the cable. To solve this problem, be quiet! produces premium power cables with many different connector and length variations. Whether you want a compact 30 cm power cable with only one connector or need a meter-long cable with connectors for three SATA drives and a HDD connector, be quiet! now offers all these possibilities.

Be Quiet! Announces Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler

Be Quiet! announced Shadow Rock 2 (model: BK013), its newest tower-type CPU Cooler based on the cubical fin-stack design mastered by the company. Measuring 147 x 122 x 160 mm (LxWxD, excluding fan), and weighing 1.12 kg, the Shadow Rock 2 heatsink design consists of a nickel-plated copper base, from which four 8 mm-thick copper heatpipes emerge, which conduct heat through a largely cubical aluminum stack of 51 aluminum fins. The pipes fan-out along two sides of the stack. The fins are somewhat square in shape with jagged edges that are curved inwards along the sides.

A 120 mm PWM fan is included in the package, which spins at speeds of up to 1,600 RPM, pushing up to 51 CFM of air. Shadow Rock 2 supports most modern CPU socket types, and can handle thermal loads as high as 180W. Among the CPU socket types supported, are LGA1150/LGA1155/LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA1366, LGA775, AM3+, AM3/AM2+/AM2, and FM2/FM1. Available now, Shadow Rock 2 is priced at 42.90€.

Be Quiet! Introduces Pure Power L8 PSU Series

Be quiet!, market leader with power supplies in Germany for seven consecutive years, introduces its brand new "Pure Power L8" power supplies. The new series ranging from 300 to 700 Watts offers unprecedented low noise levels in the entry market and takes recent customer needs into account, offering PCIe connectors already for the 300 Watt model.

Be quiet!'s Pure Power L8 with cable management is one of the most successful power supplies for the company. It offers a great set of features for a reasonable price. Now be quiet! decided to broaden this offer even more by releasing Pure Power L8 models in a version with fixed cables. Doing so, be quiet! is able to bring the fantastic feature set of these popular PSUs to an even lower price level.

be quiet! Power Zone Series Detailed

During the recently ended Computex event in Taipei, be quiet! presented a wide range of new products, CPU coolers as well as power supplies. Among them a new upper-mainstream PSU line dubbed Power Zone, which consists of four models starting at 650 W and followed by 750 W, 850 W and 1000 W versions. This constitutes a premiere for be quiet! in that these are the first fully modular power supplies to be offered by the German brand. Another aspect intended to be addressed with this product line is affordability, which is something few of us would associate with the be quiet! moniker.

The four units comprising the Power Zone line are single +12V rail designs, use only 105° C rated capacitors and claim 80 Plus Bronze efficiency. They also make use of the be quiet! Silent Wings 135 mm fan, which is a Protechnic made Fluid Dynamic Bearing fan, probably the best fan you can have inside a power supply. The modular connector panel also houses three fan headers, feature carried over from the Dark Power Pro P10 line. be quiet! will offer these products with a 5 year warranty and pricing should start below 100 €.

All Current Be Quiet! Power Supplies Haswell-ready

Be Quiet!, market leader with power supplies in Germany for seven consecutive years, confirms that all of it's current PSU models support Intel's fourth generation of Core processors (Codename Haswell). Intel's upcoming Haswell CPUs impose stricter requirements on the power supply regarding energy saving features. To lower the power consumption of current computers even more, the new processors feature new sleep states called C6 and C7. In these states, the processor is nearly shut off completely, bringing down the power consumption close to zero.

Be Quiet! Unveils Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler

At its CeBIT booth, German PC peripherals maker Be Quiet! unveiled the Shadow Rock 2, its latest high-performance air CPU cooler. Pictured below, the Shadow Rock 2 uses a fairly cube-shaped (120 x 120 x 120 mm) aluminum fin stack with jagged and curved edges; through which four 8 mm-thick copper heatpipes pass; which draw heat from a copper base. A 120 mm Shadow Wings fan comes included. The Shadow Rock 2 is expected to be priced around €45.

Source: Hardware.info

Be Quiet! Announces DC1 Thermal Interface Material

be quiet!, market leader for power supplies in Germany for seven years in a row*, announced today the availability of the new high performance thermal compound DC1. The new paste is the logical extension of the award-winning cooler portfolio of the German company. With its excellent heat conducting properties and its extremely simple handling, the paste is suitable for both normal users and Overclockers.

Through the perfect combination of metal oxides and silicon the new be quiet! thermal compound DC1 has a theoretical thermal conductivity of about 7.5 W / mK. Thus it offers several degrees Celsius advantage over conventional thermal compounds, as used for example in many ready-build-systems. Overclockers can also improve their results with the DC1. Thanks to a wide temperature range of -50 to +150 ° C, DC1 is suitable for various cooling methods.

be quiet! Debuts the SilentWings 2 PWM Fans

be quiet!, market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for six straight years, is introducing PWM controlled models to complete their existing SilentWings 2 PC case fan lineup. New models will be released in 80, 92, 120 and 140 mm sizes and offer all the unique SilentWings features known from the existing product range such as best-in-class bearings and exchangeable mounting elements.

The SilentWings 2 fan from be quiet! has earned high praise from both professional product reviewers and consumers, making it clearly a market favorite. SilentWings 2 uses the most advanced bearing technology on the market called fluid dynamic bearing (FDB). The bearing essentially has the fan float on a cushion of fluid, resulting in extremely low noise levels because there is virtually no friction to create sound. When coupled with the unique aerodynamic fan blade design be quiet! is famous for, SilentWings 2 is virtually inaudible.

Be Quiet! Announces System Power S7 Series PSUs

Be quiet!, market leader for power supplies in Germany for six years in a row, announced today the release of its new power supply line for system builders. The new System Power S7 series consists of seven models ranging from 300 Watts up to 700 Watts and is therefore perfectly suited for the needs of all professional PC system integrators (SIs) whether it's a high-end workstation or a low price entry level system. The S7 series now offers both improved power efficiency with the 80 PLUS Silver certification on most models and more stable voltages thanks to new Active Clamp topology.

In today's aggressive PC computing environment SIs need to have a competitive advantage . Their customers demand the best price-performance-ratio available along with a list of important features. be quiet! has designed this new line to meet that demand and offers a wide variety of power levels and features to help the system builder tailor a system to every customer's needs. be quiet! also leads the way in delivering the newest technology to this market by bringing the 80PLUS Silver certification and Active Clamp topology down to a practical price range.

Be Quiet! Releases Dark Power Pro 10 - its Quietest Active-Cooled PSU

Be quiet!, market leader for power supplies in Germany for six years in a row*, announced today the release of its new high end line of PC power supply units (PSUs) called Dark Power Pro 10. The flagship series now uses state-of-the-art power conversion and cooling technologies along with other design enhancements to be the quietest and most energy efficient models in the company’s 12 year history. The range features six models all with a modular cable management system and power outputs from 550 to 1200 Watts.

Be Quiet! introduces New CPU Cooler Generation Dark Rock 2

be quiet!, market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for six straight years, announced today their brand new CPU cooler series Dark Rock 2. Consisting of two new products, this new generation now offers better cooling performance thanks to the use of new 135 mm SilentWings fans.

After be quiet!'s entry into the cooling market in 2010 which, based on the quick acceptance into the market and positive reviews, was a success for consumers and the press, be quiet! now introduces the newest offerings within the Dark Rock family: Dark Rock 2 and Dark Rock Pro 2.

Be Quiet! Announces Lower Prices for Straight Power E9

be quiet!, market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for six straight years, announced today a price drop on their most popular power supply line Straight Power E9. The predecessor has reached its end of life allowing the company to completely focus on the new E9 generation and therefore reduce the price. Meanwhile, since its release four months ago Straight Power E9 has also become a media darling with numerous awards and compliments.

"Below the threshold of our anechoic chamber"

Straight Power E9 is on a good way to become be quiet!'s most successful power supply series ever. It offers consumers a unique level of performance in a power supply at popular price points and the press agrees. Straight Power E9 already received an impressive amount of over thirty awards and recommendations. "Up to half load the E9-400W was below the threshold of our anechoic chamber. But even at full load it was almost inaudible [...] (they) improved the efficiency of the E9 model in all possible scenarios.", is just one example from Germany's most renowned technology print magazine, called C't.

be quiet! Introduces the SilentWings 2 Fan Series

be quiet!, market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for six straight years, is introducing their innovative new fan series SilentWings 2. With advanced new features such as exchangeable mounting possibilities, be quiet! takes a simple product like the fan to the next level. And with its improved bearing technology, the new SilentWings 2 is going to follow in the steps of and even exceed its hugely successful predecessor in terms of silence.

"It's difficult to improve excellent things"

When be quiet! introduced the original SilentWings PC case fan series almost three years ago, it flew to the top of the 'recommended list' for serious users intent on achieving the ideal balance between silence, cooling performance and fan life. Its performance was so superior that several print and online magazines quickly named it their reference case fan. Of course, it's difficult to improve excellent things, so the pressure was really on the R&D team when it started to work on SilentWings 2. In the end, though, the pressure and hard work paid off, for they have achieved the goal of producing a clearly superior product.

Be Quiet Announces Free LGA2011 Compatibility Upgrade for its CPU Coolers

German PC cooling and power manufacturer Be Quiet announced a free compatibility upgrade for all its customers. The upgrade gives users support for Intel's latest LGA2011 socket platform, and is particularly well timed, since some of the company's best CPU coolers were released only recently, such as its famed Dark Rock series, which are more than capable of handling 130W TDP processors, which LGA2011 Core i7 processors, are. The LGA2011 mounting kit can be availed for free (including shipping charges), by filling up a request form, and supplying Be Quiet with product serial numbers, or any proof of ownership of an LGA2011 motherboard. The request form can be filled here.

Be Quiet! Upgrades Straight Power Series with New E9 Power Supplies

Be quiet!, market leader in Germany for five years in a row*, announced today the release of its all new Straight Power E9 line. be quiet!'s best selling line of power supply units (PSUs) has been upgraded in every power range including a new 135 mm cooling system and 80 PLUS Gold certification. Furthermore, for the first time the Straight Power line boasts a five year warranty on all models in the new E9 series.

The previous generation Straight Power E8 became the best sellers for be quiet! receiving over 29 Awards from test sites and journalists internationally. Now, be quiet! is introducing the next step in the Straight Power series. The German based company and design team was focused on improving the earlier product in every critical performance parameter.

Be Quiet! Releases New Pure Power L8 and L7 PSUs

Be quiet!, market leader for PC power supplies in Germany since 2008 according to GfK market data, announced today the release of its all new Pure Power line. The new L8 generation of power supplies brings many features from their prior premium models, including Silent Wings fan technology and cable management, to this new line targeted to achieve fresh levels of silence and performance at popular prices. At the same time they have released new 630 Watt and 730 Watt versions of their L7 series.

Be Quiet! Displays Dark Rock Pro 850W Modular PSU

Leading the pack of Be Quiet! PSUs at Computex is the Dark Power Pro 850W, an almost completely modular 80 Plus Platinum-compliant PSU. The Dark Power Pro has a classy product-like feel to it, not coming across as a "component". Internally, the Dark Power Pro 850W uses a quad 12V rail design. The 24-pin ATX is the only fixed connector, leaving eight PCI-E power connectors in four sets, five sets of drive cabled (SATA/Molex), 8-pin EPS and 4-pin ATX, and four 2-pin voltage-controlled fan power outputs. The unit is cooled by a 140 mm fan, covered by a cool-looking grille with just parallel metal rods.
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