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

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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.

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I like this, alot. It's too bad they are mainly a UK distributor.
 
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I miss my Be quiet PSU, fanciest bit of kit I had.
 
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2pin fan plugs? What fans will use that.
 
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When I was reading this article I think that all models is with 80+Platinum. Only one sentence showed truth:

depending on the model.
Only one model (850W) is 80+Platinum certified, all others is only 80+Gold :D
 
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"Quietest Active-Cooled PSU" Ok, fair enough.
How many noisy good quality PSUs do you guys know?

I mean, some of the most quietest graphics cards are louder then some decent PSUs.
 
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"Quietest Active-Cooled PSU" Ok, fair enough.
How many noisy good quality PSUs do you guys know?

I mean, some of the most quietest graphics cards are louder then some decent PSUs.
Good point
 
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Well like you said, most good quality PSUs have good fans so they're not loud. However, fans don't last forever, I had to replace the fan in my PSU since the one installed started to reach the end of its life.
 

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"Quietest Active-Cooled PSU" Ok, fair enough.
How many noisy good quality PSUs do you guys know?

I mean, some of the most quietest graphics cards are louder then some decent PSUs.
Also, there are fanless graphic cards... so... not good point
 
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I've had dead silent PSU for like 2 years now? Corsair HX750 with Noiseblocker 600-800 RPM super silent fan.
 
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I like this, alot. It's too bad they are mainly a UK distributor.
Actually they are mainly a German distributor. The units sold in UK are fewer in variety and tend to cost more. I ordered one last year for a friend and I found a lot more models in Germany.
 

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They call them passive cooled. I don't think anyone was comparing fan-less graphics cards with fan-less PSUs though, maybe I should read the thread to be more clear on things.
I also got an ASUS ENGT430 that is whisper-quiet active cooled vga...
My point is: why arguing about a silent psu that is less noisy than others at full load?
 
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2pin fan plugs? What fans will use that.
Most types, the other end is three pin.

The power supply doesn't care about the RPM it will just supply 12,7 or 5 volts to the vans attached to it.

Not sure if this model PSU does it but my one used to leave the fans plugged into running for 30 seconds after the system shut down ( at 5v) just to get rid any excess heat : ]
 
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Also, there are fanless graphic cards... so... not good point
Please, mention one passive cooled graphics card that needs 850 watt power supply.
Want passive? you'll probably wont need more then the seasonic X460 unit.
 
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I'm running BeQuiet-PSUs for many years now - really great and VERY silent units! Can recommend them to every owner of a silent, watercooled system. In that case every little frazzle of noise counts.
 
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They use 2 OEM for this series.

The 550W, 650W, and 750W models are manufactured by FSP, while the 850W, 1000W, and 1200W are manufactured by Seasonic.