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be quiet! Announces System Power 9 CM PSU Family

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany since 2007, announces System Power 9 CM, an entry-level semi-modular power supply available in 400 to 700 watt models. The new cable-managed power supply series expands the existing System Power 9 range and features 80PLUS Bronze level efficiency up to 89 percent, providing solid performance and an extensive feature set. Combined with a great price-performance ratio and the added convenience of removable PCI-Express and drive cables, System Power 9 CM is a perfect component for cost-conscious system builders.

System Power 9 CM's line-up is built with the latest technology and available at a competitive price, while maintaining the quality and reliability expected from a premium brand like be quiet! All models are 80PLUS Bronze certified and feature improved voltage regulation via DC-to-DC technology. Each System Power 9 CM power supply unit comes with a full range of integrated protection circuits, including over temperature protection (OTP), while a temperature-controlled high-quality 120-millimeter fan constantly cools the power supply at low noise levels. In comparison to System Power 9, the CM variant has a lower fan curve, resulting in less noise.

TechPowerUp and Be Quiet! Upgrade Kit Giveaway: The Winners!

Early June, TechPowerUp in partnership with German PC cooling, casing, and power-supply experts Be Quiet!, who share our OCD for low-noise, brought you a sweet chance to upgrade your PC's case, power, and CPU cooling ahead of Summer. The results are in, and we have our three winners! The first randomly-selected entry from our Giveaway pool gets a combo of a Silent Base 601 Window Black case, a Straight Power 11 650W PSU, and a Dark Rock Slim CPU cooler. The next lucky winner gets the same case and CPU cooler. The third lucky winner gets the cooler. Without further ado, the winners!
  • Eliott "FreedomEclipse," from the U.K., hits the jackpot, wins a Silent Base 601 Window Black case, a Straight Power 11 650W PSU, and a Dark Rock Slim CPU cooler (one of each)
  • Bryan, from Texas, United States, wins a Silent Base 601 Window Black case and a Dark Rock Slim CPU cooler (one each)
  • Tsvetomir from Sofia, Bulgaria, wins a Dark Rock Slim CPU cooler
A huge Congratulations to you three! Happy Gaming this Summer!

TechPowerUp and Be Quiet! Present Upgrade Kit Giveaway

This Summer, push your PC's capabilities without making it sound like a jet engine, by giving it the ultimate pacifier: be quiet! You could buy their vast selection of CPU coolers, fans, cases, or power supplies from your favorite retailer, or try your luck with the TechPowerUp be quiet! Upgrade Kit Giveaway. Open from today till the 13th of June for residents of the United Kingdom, European Union, United States, and Canada, the Giveaway lets you win an entire upgrade kit that consists of a be quiet! Silent Base 601 Window Black case, a Straight Power 11 650W power supply, and a Dark Rock Slim CPU Cooler. The first runner up wins a combination of the same case and CPU cooler, while the second runner up wins the CPU cooler. All you have to do is to fill up a short form that helps us get back to you if you've won. It's that easy to give your precious hardware the Summer vacation it deserves.

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Be Quiet! Announces Dark Rock Slim CPU Cooler

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany since 2007, announces Dark Rock Slim, a compact high-end CPU cooler that offers high physical clearance for any memory module. With a supported TDP of up to 180 watts, Dark Rock Slim offers enough headroom for silently cooling any mainstream processor while keeping the space above occupied RAM slots clear.

Dark Rock Slim is part of the Dark Rock 4 cooler family and works with all current Intel and mainstream AMD sockets. Cooling characteristics, performance and appearance are inspired by the Dark Rock 4 series, with the new compact heat sink providing high clearance for better RAM compatibility. Its high 180 watt cooling performance is achieved with a maximum noise level of just 23.6 dB(A), which is a result of a perfect synergy between cooling fan, heat sink and heat pipe design.

Be Quiet! Announces Window Side Panels for Silent Base 801 & 601

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany since 2007, announces a high-quality window side panel for the Silent Base 801 and Silent Base 601. This allows consumers who bought a non-windowed version of these PC cases to upgrade. The elegant window side panel significantly enhances the appearance and enables a perfect view of the interior.

Owners of a Silent Base 801 or Silent Base 601 can upgrade their case with this elegant and affordable side panel with tinted and tempered glass. Just like the original steel side-panel, the window side panel can be easily removed from the case by pressing a button on the back to enable fast and efficient hardware installation. The window side panel enables a perfect view of the components inside the PC and significantly enhances the aesthetics of the system. To fully upgrade a non-windowed Silent Base 801 or 601 case to the retail windowed version, HDD slot covers for enhanced cable routing are available as additional accessory as well.

Be Quiet! Unveils Dark Base 700 White Edition Case

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany since 2007, announces Dark Base 700 White Edition, a limited edition model of the company's highly popular Dark Base 700 premium PC chassis. Limited to just 3,000 units worldwide, Dark Base 700 White Edition shines with an eye-catching white premium finish and includes a clear side window.

Dark Base 700 received a lot of praise from press and public alike, with its 2017 launch as one of the first PC cases with front I/O support for USB 3.1 Gen 2. To this day, the case still holds up against the competition. As the name suggests, Dark Base 700 White Edition is coated in a bright and elegant white. To emphasize the case's white interior, the side window was changed from a tinted brown tone to clear glass. An aluminum badge with a running number reflects Dark Base 700 White Edition's limited availability of 3,000 pieces worldwide, making the chassis a collector's item for any PC enthusiast. Thanks to an adhesive back, this badge can be placed at the buyer's discretion - or left off completely.

Be Quiet! Unveils Shadow Wings 2 & Pure Wings 2 High-Speed Fans

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany since 2007, announces two new fans: the new Shadow Wings 2 series for users who appreciate a very silent system and the expansion of the entry-level Pure Wings 2 range with high-speed models.

Shadow Wings 2 is a slowly spinning and highly optimized case fan and the most silent fan series in the be quiet! lineup. It relies on an array of features to keep its noise level as low as only 15.9 dB(A) at maximum speed. Airflow-optimized fan blades provide reliable cooling and whisper-quiet operation. A new anti-vibration mounting system and rubberized fan frame ensure easy installation and decoupling from the case frame. High-grade rifle bearing technology guarantees a lifespan of up to 80,000 hours. Shadow Wings 2 comes in 120 mm and 140 mm sizes, with 3-pin connectors or PWM control. Maximum rotational speed for the 120 mm models is 1,100 rpm, and 900 rpm for its 140 mm sibling.

Be Quiet Unveils Six New Products at CES 2019

Be Quiet invited us to its product unveil suite on the sidelines of CES 2019. The company unveiled six new products, most of which are variations or improvements of existing products in the company's stack. The lineup begins with Dark Base 700 White Edition, limited-edition (3,000 units) ATX mid-tower. The case combines all-white interiors with mostly-white exteriors, black mesh accents along the sides, with RGB LED embellishments, and clear tempered glass. The case retains the remaining feature-set from the Dark Base 700, and is expected to be priced at 189.95€.

Also shown here is a Dark Rock Slim 120 tower-type CPU cooler with a single fan. This cooler is rated to handle thermal loads of up to 180 W (TDP), and hence only supports mainstream-desktop CPU sockets such as LGA115x, AM4, and probably even LGA2066. The fin-stack features a high-clearance fin design that curves inward. Slated for Q2-2019, the cooled is expected to be priced around 50€. Three color variants of the company's existing fan lineup were shown, including matte-black and all-white variants of Shadow Wings 2, and a new high-RPM version of Pure Wings 2, with up to 1,600 RPM for the 140 mm variant, and up to 2,000 RPM for the 120 mm one. Available from January 2019 (later this month), prices of these fans could range between 12.50-13.90€.

be quiet! and TechPowerUp Upgrade Kit Giveaway: The Winners!

TechPowerUp and be quiet! brought you the Upgrade Kit Giveaway through December 2018, presenting you with a unique chance to overhaul the case, PSU, and cooling of your gaming rig from Germany's leading PC cooling components maker. From a pool of thousands of entries, three winners were randomly selected, and without further ado, here are the winners!
  • Jernej from Slovenia: Wins the full Upgrade Kit, including a be quiet! Silent Base 801 Window case, Straight Power 11 550W power-supply, and Dark Rock 4 CPU cooler
  • Andre from Brasil and Sebastien from the United Kingdom: Each win a be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler
A huge Congratulations to you three! TechPowerUp and be quiet! will return with more such interesting giveaways.

Be Quiet! Pure Power 11 PSU Series Now Available in the United States

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years, introduces its new mainstream power supply series, Pure Power 11, to the US market. The series consists of three models with fixed cables ranging from 500 to 700 watts and three models with modular cables also ranging from 500 to 700 watts. Previously, Pure Power 10 introduced DC-to-DC transformation to be quiet!'s best selling power supply series, improving crossload performance and voltage regulation on its minor rails. Pure Power 11 expands on this proven technology by upgrading both passive and active components, enabling higher efficiency of up to 92% with 80 PLUS Gold certification, and leading to less heat generation and quieter operation. Manufacturer warranty has also been increased from three to five years.

Be Quiet! Announces Pure Power 11 Series Power Supplies

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years, announces its new mainstream power supply series: Pure Power 11. The series consists of six models with fixed cables ranging from 300 to 700 watts and four models with modular cables ranging from 400 to 700 watts. Previously, Pure Power 10 introduced DC-to-DC transformation to be quiet!'s best selling power supply series, improving crossload performance and voltage regulation on its minor rails. Pure Power 11 expands on this proven technology by upgrading both passive and active components, enabling higher efficiency of up to 92% with 80 PLUS Gold certification, and leading to less heat generation and quieter operation. Manufacturer warranty has also been increased from three to five years.

Pure Power 11's standout technology includes a DC-to-DC convertor, significantly improving both voltage quality on the 3.3V and 5V rails as well as crossload stability. The so-called "Active Clamp + SR" topology contributes to high efficiency ratings and stability. Pure Power 11 power supplies rated 400 watts or higher are 80 PLUS Gold certified, peaking at 92% efficiency. The models with 300 or 350 watt output are 80 PLUS Bronze certified. Up to 96% of the PSU's total power goes to the 12V rails powering the PC's critical components.

Be Quiet! Announces the Silent Base 801 Chassis

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years, announces the newest addition to its Silent Base product line: the Silent Base 801. Compared to the smaller Silent Base 601 released in September, Silent Base 801 offers more space, higher versatility and more cooling options. Silent Base 801 utilizes familiar and proven features from previous chassis lines, including Silent Base 601, to achieve the quietest cooling and best-in-class usability. Silent Base 801 will be available with highlights colored in orange, black or silver, and either with a tempered glass side panel or a sound-insulating left side panel.

All members of be quiet!'s Silent Base series share a feature set heavily focused on silent operation. Specially designed air vents dampen noise while providing excellent air permeability, ensuring the best possible cooling performance at whisper-quiet operation. This new technical design delivers even better results in noise reduction, making these air vents the most advanced in the be quiet! case family. A full-metal chassis frame and decoupled HDD bays minimize transfer of noise-inducing vibrations, while 10mm thick sound-insulating foam on the inside of the panels keep noise within the chassis. Cooling of Silent Base 801 is handled by three preinstalled, decoupled Pure Wings 2 140mm fans controlled with a fan controller. This fan controller supports up to six 3-pin fans and includes a connection to the motherboard PWM header, turning it into a PWM hub for 3-pin fans on demand.

Be Quiet Intros Silent Base 601 Chassis

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years, announces the latest version of its very first PC case series, Silent Base 601. Technological advancements of later be quiet! PC cases helped mold the new Silent Base 601, making this new generation of Silent Base the perfect choice for system builders. By combining silent cooling and best-in-class usability, two goals that help drive be quiet's development process, Silent Base 601 integrates several familiar and other unique features. Silent Base 601 comes with a tempered glass-windowed side panel or a sound-insulated metal side panel, and is available in three highlight colors: orange, black and silver.

Be Quiet! Expands its PSU Cables Lineup

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years*, is adding new and improved fully-sleeved all-black power supply cables for use with its latest modular power supplies. The supported models include Dark Power Pro 10 and newer, Straight Power 10 and newer, Power Zone, Pure Power 9 and newer, and SFX L Power product lines. Available immediately, the new cable sets enhance a PC's interior aesthetics with a timeless look, while still maintaining the be quiet! power supply's technical excellence and stable performance that the products are known for.

Large side windows are the common standard for PC cases, increasing the demand for better cable management and clean interior layouts. In April 2017, be quiet! transitioned all ATX PSU lines to ship with all-black power supply cables, but for some customers, that is not enough. The new cables offer an even higher quality, further increasing the fit and finish of a PC system and increasing airflow by reducing cable clutter. Using the official cables from be quiet! will not void warranty of a be quiet! power supply.

Be Quiet! Announces Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 Case

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years, announces Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2. This updated PC chassis implements significant upgrades, emphasizing its pole position in the modular and silent full tower case segment. With the release of Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 and its introduction of new and innovative features, be quiet! successfully demonstrates how forward-thinking and listening to customer and industry feedback improves overall end-user experience.

Like the original case, Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 leaves nothing to be desired due to its modular design, enabling numerous options for optimal component placement. The removable motherboard tray is installable in six different positions, accommodating all types of motherboard form factors, up to E-ATX or XL-ATX. Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 offers unbeatable flexibility and compatibility, providing a perfect enclosure for enthusiast-level configurations, water cooling and overclocking builds, whisper-silent systems and higher-end workstations. For storage components, the case offers abundant mounting space, supporting the installation of up to 14 solid state drives, seven HDDs, and two optical drives. Invertible along with the motherboard tray, one new feature is the highly requested PSU shroud used to hide cables and drives. The power supply cover also offers additional mounting options for an SSD and 120 mm fan. Unused drive slots are now equipped with partially or fully removable HDD slot covers, covering unused mounting holes for a clean interior and perfect cable management.

Be Quiet! Anounces System Power U9 PSU Series

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years*, introduces its System Power U9 series of power supplies with 400 to 700 watts into the North American market. The product line offers 80PLUS Bronze level efficiency up to 89 percent, providing solid performance and an extensive feature set. All this, combined with a great price-performance ratio, makes this power supply series a perfect component for system builders.

Each new power supply in the System Power U9 line-up is built with the latest technology and available at a competitive price, maintaining the quality and reliability expected from a premium brand like be quiet! All models are 80PLUS Bronze certified and feature improved voltage regulation thanks to System Power U9's DC-to-DC technology. In every System Power U9 model, be quiet! implements a full range of circuit protection, including over temperature protection (OTP), while a temperature-controlled high-quality 120-millimeter fan constantly cools the power supply at a low noise level.

TechPowerUp and Be Quiet! Win to Build Giveaway: The Winners

TechPowerUp and Be Quiet! brought you a chance to pick up either a Dark Base 700 case, or Straight Power 11 750W PSU, or both. Our Giveaway has ended, and we've picked three lucky winners from hundreds of entries. Dark Base 700 is among the quietest mid-towers in the market, and our review has shown that its acoustic dampening can significantly quieten the many noisy components your high-end build may have. The Straight Power 11 750W is its perfect match, with a design focus on low noise, without compromising on safe and clean power for your build. Without further ado, the winners:
  • Srdjan from Madison, USA - wins both a Be Quiet! Dark Base 700 case and a Straight Power 11 750W PSU
  • Mylous from Las Vegas, USA - wins a Be Quiet! Dark Base 700 case
  • Christopher from Highland, USA - wins a Be Quiet! Straight Power 11 750W PSU
A huge congrats to you three! TechPowerUp and Be Quiet! will return with more such interesting giveaways.

Be Quiet! and TechPowerUp Announce Giveaway

Be Quiet! and TechPowerUp have come together for a chance for PC enthusiasts from the United States and Canada, to build a quieter PC. The company, which has a design focus on low-noise across its entire product lineup, is giving away two of its quietest products - the first lucky winner stands to win both a Be Quiet! Dark Base 700 case and a Be Quiet! Straight Power 11 750W power-supply; the second lucky winner stands to win a Dark Base 700 case, while the third lucky winner gets a Straight Power 11 750W power-supply (three winners in all). The giveaway is open from today, till 26th, 2018 23:59 UTC. Good hunting!

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Be Quiet! Announces Straight Power 11 Modular PSU Series

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for eleven consecutive years, announces its latest, most silent power supply, Straight Power 11. With its completely redesigned PCB, wire-free design on the DC side, an expanded power range with models up to 1,000 watts, and a modern topology using high-quality components, Straight Power 11 is a worthy successor to be quiet!'s premium power supply series.

The Straight Power 11 series uses be quiet!'s renowned Silent Wings 3 135 mm fan with a funnel-shaped vent that simultaneously provides excellent airflow and reduces unwanted turbulence. A 6-pole motor and fluid-dynamic bearings create both an extremely low noise level and the lowest startup rotational speed in the market - under 200 revolutions per minute. This fan is extremely silent, making semi-passive solutions unnecessary and ensuring constant cooling at a low noise level. Since fans are not the only source of noise in a power supply, high-quality capacitors are used to prevent high-frequency electronic noise emission and noise induced by extreme load changes (like, for example, from modern graphics cards) is also minimized.

Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 and Dark Rock 4 CPU Coolers Pictured

At its new product launch suite along the sidelines of the 2018 International CES, Be Quiet showed off a large number of new products, beginning with the Dark Rock Pro 4, the company's new flagship CPU air cooler, and its second-fiddle, the Dark Rock 4. These are two entirely different coolers. While the Dark Rock Pro 4 is dual fin-stack aluminium fin tower cooler, the Dark Rock 4 is features a single but thick aluminium fin-stack. Seven 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes pass through the two fin-stacks int he Dark Rock Pro 4, which are ventilated by two fans in push-pull configuration, even as the cooler can hold up to three fans. The outside "push" fan is a 120 mm SilentWings 3, while the "pull" fan, nestled between the two fin stacks, is a larger 135 mm SilentWings fan. You can run the cooler without the outer 120 mm fan.

The Dark Rock Pro 4 is designed to handle thermal loads of up to 250W, which means it supports a variety of HEDT CPU socket types. Be Quiet hopes to launch this cooler some time in Q2-2018. The Dark Rock 4, on the other hand, features a more conventional single fin-stack tower design, with six 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes transporting heat through the fin-stack. The heatsink is venilated by a 135 mm SilentWings fan. The Dark Rock 4 can handle thermal loads of up to 200W, and it too will feature support for various HEDT CPU sockets. This cooler is slated for Q2-2018, too. Both models feature improvements to the fin design, including small dots that increase surface area, and a dark ceramic coating that improves heat dissipation.

Be Quiet Announces Availability of Dark Base 700 Chassis

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for eleven consecutive years, introduces its new premium mid-tower PC chassis, Dark Base 700. Smaller than its full-tower siblings, Dark Base 900 and Dark Base Pro 900, Dark Base 700 aims to satisfy additional target groups, including enthusiasts and high-end system builders, with its use of premium materials and a versatile, modular design.

Dark Base 700's flexible modular design boasts repositionable HDD slots and an invertible motherboard tray, offering system builders numerous placement options. Unused HDD slot openings are fitted with cable management covers designed to conveniently hide cable routing. These same covers are height-adjustable and can be closed completely to present a system's clean interior. The back of the motherboard tray offers mounting options for up to three SSDs, while two of the three included HDD cages can be positioned underneath Dark Base 700's modular PSU shroud.

Be Quiet! Intros Ryzen Threadripper Mounting Kits for Silent Loop Coolers

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for eleven consecutive years, introduces new Silent Loop All-in-One water cooler mounting kits designed for AMD's high-end TR4 desktop socket and Ryzen Threadripper processors.

With radiator sizes including 120 mm, 240 mm, 280 mm and 360 mm, be quiet!'s Silent Loop offers a premium choice for high-end system builders focusing on whisper-quiet systems and power-users who want to squeeze every bit of performance out of their overclocked CPU. All metal parts from Silent Loop's cooling block to radiator and fittings are made out of copper, guaranteeing durability and preventing electrochemical corrosion when exposed to liquids. Furthermore the cooling block's large, square cooling area is a great fit for Ryzen Threadripper.

Be Quiet! Announces Dark Base Pro 900 White Edition

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for eleven consecutive years, announces a white edition of its highly acclaimed Dark Base Pro 900 premium PC case. Limited to 2,000 pieces, Dark Base Pro 900 White Edition is the perfect choice for demanding enthusiasts wanting to exceptionally enhance the look of their next PC build.

As the name suggests, Dark Base Pro 900 White Edition is coated in striking white color. be quiet!'s designers focused on matching the white tones of different surface materials to achieve the case's aesthetically pleasing and consistent look. To meet the new color theme, the side panel window's tint was changed from soft brown to a light grey. Each Dark Base Pro 900 White Edition is one of a kind and comes with a numbered aluminum badge, reflecting its limited availability worldwide and making it highly sought-after amongst PC enthusiasts.

Be Quiet! Announces SFX L Power PSU Series

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for eleven consecutive years, presents the SFX L Power power supply. As powerful and compact PCs for multimedia and gaming are finding their way into living rooms, be quiet!'s SFX L Power was designed to meet the rising demand for high efficiency and silent cooling in small form factor computers. The new power supply series does not make the SFX Power 2 series obsolete, but SFX L Power is the highest performing alternative amongst be quiet!'s compact form factor PSUs.

SFX form factor power supplies commonly use 80-millimeter fans that are required to rotate faster to equally perform like larger fans and produce more noise. Choosing the slightly longer SFX-L form factor enables be quiet! to install a silent, temperature-controlled 120-millimeter fan inside SFX L Power. The power supply still fits in most chassis and is ideal for powerful mini ITX systems, and small ATX systems thanks to the included ATX adapter bracket. With SFX L Power, users can expect silent operation to power their compact gaming or multimedia systems.

Be Quiet! Announces Silent Loop 360 Liquid CPU Cooler

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for eleven consecutive years, is introducing the newest addition to the Silent Loop family, Silent Loop 360 mm. With last September's introduction of the Silent Loop product line, be quiet! brought its first All-in-One water cooler to the forefront. Built out of high-quality materials, Silent Loop's whisper-quiet reverse-flow pump design ensured the product line made a big impact in the water cooling market.

A full copper radiator with a length of 360 millimeters sets Silent Loop 360 mm apart from the rest of the Silent Loop series. It fits in be quiet!'s Dark Base 900, Dark Base Pro 900 and Pure Base 600 chassis. Silent Loop 360 mm uses three Pure Wings 2 120 mm PWM fans with airflow-optimized and load-regulated fan blades, producing quiet and efficient operation while offering high static pressure at extremely low noise levels.
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