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Be Quiet! Announces Silent Base 600 Case Series

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years*, extends its successful case series with the Silent Base 600, offering a more compact version of its silent debut case. In the new model, the manufacturer implements all known features of its larger counterpart. The Silent Base 600 offers excellent cooling performance with whisper-quiet operation and represents an alternative case solution for low-noise, high-end systems.

As with the Silent Base 800, be quiet! opted for an innovative design for its new case model, inspired by the motto "Form Follows Function". This means the new model combines excellent cooling efficiency with perfect air circulation, which ensures a whisper-quiet operation. The basis for this is a pair of pre-installed, decoupled Pure Wings 2 fans. These quietly transport the air out of the case with their nine airflow-optimized fan blades. Thanks to its integrated 3-step fan controller, users can adjust the ratio of noise production to cooling performance by themselves. The 3-in-1 air vent on the side panel can be used to adjust the air circulation as needed. The Silent Base 600 case includes mounting points for five additional fans and can accommodate third-party water cooling solutions.

Be quiet! Extends Dark Power Pro 11 Series with Three Models

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years*, is extending the Dark Power Pro 11 series. New models with 550, 650 and 750 Watt capacity will tally to the 850, 1000 and 1200 Watt power supplies that were introduced in May. With their 80 PLUS Platinum certification and a slew of noise optimizations, these are the manufacturer's most efficient and silent models. be quiet! offers a new, high-quality alternative for powering high-end, gaming, overclocking and workstation systems.

With the new models, be quiet! rounds up the Dark Power Pro 11 series in the lower Watt classes. These alternatives for less demanding high-end systems offer a well-known feature set. These include modular cable management, fan connectors controlled by a temperature sensor, and the Overclocking Key. The latter allows the merger of four separate 12V rails to switch from multi-rail operation to single-rail, delivering maximum performance under high loads.

Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 Window Now Available

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years*, is now offering the Window version of the popular Silent Base 800. In addition to the existing feature set, the case has been fitted with an innovative window that not only retains the silent properties, but also allows for an optimal, transparent presentation of the entire system.

The Silent Base 800 Window has not just been given a simple window upgrade. be quiet! has developed its own special solution: the window consists of double-glazed polycarbonate. This doesn't just allow the manufacturer to achieve optimum noise isolation, but the selected material also guarantees a high scratch and impact resistance. To prevent disruptive vibrations from being transmitted to the window, the window is decoupled by means of a rubber insert, which is available in three colours and thus, perfectly matching the case's design.

Be Quiet! Unveils Silent Base 600 Chassis

Be Quiet!, which forayed into high-end gaming PC cases last November with its Silent Base 800, followed up with its second, the more affordable Silent Base 600 mid-tower. The design focus remains firmly on low-noise, and the case looks like a shrunk-down version of its older brother, but the good bits remain, with active noise insulation, virtually tool-free installation, and factory-fitted Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2 fans for the front intake and rear exhaust (140 mm and 120 mm, respectively). Other features include detachable drive cages that create room for long add-on cards, 5.25-inch drive bays concealed behind an acoustic-padded door, and air-flow control.

Be Quiet! Extends Dark Rock Family with Top Flow Model

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years, extends its Dark Rock family with a powerful new model in Top Flow-format: the Dark Rock TF combines a sophisticated cooler design with the proven SilentWings technology to successfully cool demanding systems with compact form factors.

The new Dark Rock TF consists of two nickel-plated heat sinks that are interconnected by six performant heat pipes in 6-millimetre format. With this design, the Top Flow cooler can carry two SilentWings fans with a diameter of 135 millimetres and manages a TDP of up to 220 watts at a maximum of 26.7 decibels. The proven fans are decoupled from the heat sinks by rubberised inserts, which suppresses vibrations. For an absolute smooth fan operation, be quiet! uses a long-lasting fluid dynamic bearing and a silent 6-pole motor.

Be quiet! Introduces Dark Power Pro 11 in 850W, 1000W, and 1200W Variants

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years, presents the new Dark Power Pro 11 series in the 850 to 1200 watt range. The latest generation of this high-end PSU now consistently reaches an efficiency of the 80 PLUS Platinum standard and delivers the highest performance for absolute best-in-class systems, with up to four graphics cards. The Dark Power series was improved thanks to the proven and virtually inaudible SilentWings 3 fans and technical optimizations. As a result, be quiet! offers once again, one of the most advanced power supplies with top technology.

All Dark Power Pro 11 models offer an efficiency of up to 94 percent and thus, carry the 80PLUS Platinum certificate. be quiet! achieved this by improving upon the already powerful "Full Bridge + LLC + SR + DC/DC" topology. For example, the PSU now includes two parallel main transformers, resulting in lower heat emission and a higher efficiency. On top of this, its lower design makes room for better ventilation on the side of the power supply. The capacity of the 4 output capacitors on the 12V-rails has been increased from 2,200 to 3,300 microfarads. With a total of 39 Solid Caps and a new PFC capacitor, any noise that could be induced by the extreme load charges that a graphics card might place on the power supply, is minimized.

Be Quiet! Announces Shadow Rock LP CPU Cooler

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years*, extends its cooler range with a new model in a smaller size: the Shadow Rock LP is characterised by its compact low-profile design and high cooling capacity, making it ideal for use in space-saving but powerful desktop systems and home theatre PCs (HTPCs).

The Shadow Rock LP has been developed with a focus on a perfect ratio of power to noise level. It can cope with a TDP of up to 130 watts despite its compact dimensions of 134 x 122 x 75.4 millimetre (L x W x H). Even then, it produces a maximum noise level of no more than 25.5 decibels. be quiet! achieves this through an optimal interaction between the numerous aluminium fins, four powerful 6 millimetre heat pipes and the Pure Wings 2 fan. The latter comes in a 120-millimetre PWM-version and has nine airflow-optimised fan blades and a durable rifle bearing. As a result, the manufacturer guarantees an optimal operating noise and long-term reliability.

Be Quiet! Also Shows Off Dark Rock TF CPU Cooler

The Dark Rock LP isn't the only C-type heatsink on display by Be Quiet. The company's more performance-oriented Dark Rock TF is a bigger, chunkier sibling of the Dark Rock LP. What may look C-type at first-glance, is more like "G-type" on closer look. The heatsink is built up of three units, two aluminium fin-stacks, and the CPU base, connected to each other in a capital-G shape, by six 6 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes. The bigger top fin-stack holds both 135 mm Silent Wings PWM fans, in a push-pull fashion, which ends up being top-flow. The Dark Rock TF can handle thermal loads of up to 220W, which means it's game for even AMD's feisty FX-9000 series eight-core chips, and Intel's Core i7 "Haswell-E."

Be Quiet! Announces its First High-end PC Case

Be quiet!, market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for eight successive years, introduces its first chassis - the Silent Base 800. This case offers generous space and is firmly aimed at the premium segment - for customers who want high end features in a low noise systems. With its innovative design, be quiet! guarantees silent operation while delivering excellent cooling performance. True to the motto 'Form Follows Function', each component in the Silent Base 800 fulfils a specific purpose in order to increase user-friendliness and bring performance to a new level.

As usual, be quiet! puts strong emphasis on maintaining low noise level for its Silent Base800, without any reduction in performance. To achieve this goal, be quiet! has developed innovative front, top and bottom panels that provide intelligent airflow. Fresh air is deliberately drawn into the casing and transported through the interior, increasing cooling capacity compared to conventional solutions. At the same the panels prevent the sound waves from exiting the chassis.

Be quiet! Unveils Straight Power 10 PSUs

be quiet! the market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for eight successive years, today announced its brand new Straight Power 10 series. These new power supplies feature an extremely quiet and brand new 135 mm SilentWings 3 fan. Voltage stability has been improved by extending the PSU's topology with DC-to-DC. The overall wattage has been increased and a high-quality PFC capacitor has been installed to prevent high-frequency noise. The previous generation Straight Power E9 was the best seller for be quiet!. 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! Outlines Launch Plans for Three New Products

Be quiet! the market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for eight successive years*, introduced three new products at Computex 2014 in Taipei that all become available later this year. Included is a first for the German PSU market leader with a PC case of its own. Further product novelties from the be quiet! range on show were the premium PSU series Straight Power 10 and the entry-level CPU cooler Pure Rock.

Be Quiet! Unveils Straight Power 10 Modular PSUs

Be Quiet unveiled its Straight Power 10 (E10-CM) line of mid-range, semi-modular PSUs. We went hands-on with its 500W variant, the E10-CM-500. The idea behind the series is to offer 80 Plus Gold efficiency, and semi-modular cabling at category-first, sub-$100 price-points, combined of course, with Be Quiet's reputation for making stuff that's, well, quiet. This particular model features enough cabling to power a gaming PC with a single high-end graphics card, or two performance-segment ones, provided you balance them out with energy-efficient CPUs. It features a single +12V rail design. It offers a 24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS, four 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and a number of SATA, Molex, and Berg connectors.

All Be Quiet! PSUs Comply with New Efficiency Regulations

Be quiet!, for eight consecutive years the market leader for PC power supplies in Germany*, is fully prepared in advance of stricter European regulations for Energy-related Products (ErP) that come into force July 1, 2014. All power supplies made by be quiet! already fulfill the new energy-efficiency criteria and thus are ErP 2014 ready.

Changes in the regulations concern the performance ratio (power factor) and requirements for the energy efficiency of ErP products. As of July 1, the power factor during full power consumption may no longer undercut a value of 0.9. Minimum energy efficiency of 82 percent under a 20 percent load must be achieved, at least 85 percent under 50 percent load and again 82 percent under 100 percent load. All these requirements are already met by all power supplies by be quiet!

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 €.
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