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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.

Be Quiet! Releases Duo of Dark Rock Series of CPU Coolers to European Markets

When it comes to power supplies be quiet! already realised the brand's name. So, why not even take it further and try to silence and improve other parts of a computer? Among the power supply the CPU-cooler is the part, which fabricates most of the noise in a PC. So be quiet! Took the challenge to develop a cooler which offers excellent cooling and a near silent operation. As the company stands for maximum performance, they put a lot of effort into the development process. It took them over one year, to work out the perfect combination between performance and noise. Until the finished product there were over 40 prototypes produced and numerous scenarios were simulated.

Be Quiet! Intros Dark Rock Pro CPU Cooler

Be Quiet! (brand name) announced its latest offering to PC enthusiasts, a humongous CPU air cooler named Dark Rock Pro. The cooler uses a branched dual metal-fin array design, similar to the Noctua NH-D14. It measures 133 x 150 x 166 mm, and weighs a staggering 1.55 kg (3.417 lbs). The design consists of seven heat-pipes which pass through two individual aluminum fin arrays. The heat-pipes make use of an oxygen-free copper layer.

Ventilation is care of two Silent Wings 120 mm PWM fans, one draws fresh air onto the first aluminum fin block, and the other that is sandwiched between the two fin blocks relays air to the second block. The fans spin at a top speed of 1700 rpm, and have 300,000 hours bearing life. All current CPU socket types are supported, including LGA1366, LGA1155/LGA1156, LGA775, AM3/AM2+/AM2. The Dark Rock Pro comes with a tube of Shin-Etsu TIM bundled; the package is priced at 79 EUR.

Source: TechConnect Magazine

Be Quiet! Introduces New Straight Power and Dark Power Series PSUs

Be Quiet! (brand name) announced a major expansion of its power supply lineup, with two new product lines: the 80 Plus Silver certified Straight Power E8 series, and 80 Plus Gold certified Dark Power Pro P9 series. The Straight Power E8 series includes 400W, 450W, 500W, 550W, 600W, and 700W models that have completely fixed cabling, and 480W, 580W and 680W models with modular cabling. The Dark Power Pro P9 series, on the other hand, includes 550W, 650W, 750W, 850W, 1000W and 1200W models, all of which have modular cabling.

The Straight Power E8 series models are ATX V2.3 and EPS 12V V2.92 compliant, use a more compact chassis, and are cooled by a 120 mm Silent Wings fan, and use four 12V rail design (with the exception of the 400W model that has a three rail design), prices for this series start at €69.90, and go all the way up to €149.90. The Dark Power Pro P9 uses a slightly longer chassis, also cooled by a 120 mm fan, it uses highly durable capacitors, and a four 12V rail design. These are priced between €149.90 and €269.90.

Source: TechConnect Magazine

Be Quiet! Intros SilentWings PWM Series Fans

Be Quiet! is out with the SilentWings PWM series of case fans. Available in sizes of 80 mm, 92 mm, and 120 mm, the fans feature blades with ridged surfaces. The PWM controlled motor allows user cotnrol over the fan speed. The copper-core fluid dynamic bearing ensures longer service life of 300,000 hours. The fan frame comes with a screw-less mounting system.

The 80 mm model comes with a rotational speed range of 500 ~ 2,000 rpm, 16.5 dBA of noise output, and up to 44.3 m³/h of airflow. The 92 mm model on the other hand, has a rotational speed ranged between 470 ~ 1,800 rpm, 17.5 dBA noise output, and 55.4 m³/h airflow. And lastly, the 120 mm one spins between 500 ~ 1,500 rpm, with a noise output of 18.5 dBA, and 85.5 m³/h of airflow. The three are priced between 11 to 14 EUR.

Source: TechConnect Magazine

Be Quiet! Readies 1kW Dark Power Pro PSU

Power supply specialist be quiet! is launching the new Dark Power Pro 1000W to Computex 2007 in Taipei. This model will be designed specially for 4x4 AMD CPU architecture and for server use. The most powerful variant of the Dark Power Pro model from be quiet! will have a total of six 20A each +12V circuits. Five PCIe connectors (2x PCI-E 2.0 6+2-pin & 3x PCI-E 1.0 6-pin) will ensure the optimum power supply of tomorrow's high-end SLI or CrossFire systems. Another striking feature of the Dark Power Pro 1kW model will be its 3-minute fan follow-up control after computer shut-down. All the power supply units in the Dark Power Pro range are manufactured in accordance with ATX12V Version 2.2 and EPS12V Version 2.91 including 8-pin 12V connection specification. The Dark Power Pro 1000W will become available in June 2007 backed with 3-year warranty and free technical support.

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