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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.

Be Quiet! Announces Shadow Rock TF 2 CPU Cooler

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for eleven consecutive years*, adds a new top flow CPU cooler to its current portfolio of cooling products. Shadow Rock TF 2, the follow-up to be quiet!'s successful Shadow Rock TopFlow, adds several optimizations that significantly improve upon its predecessor's cooling potential. With its low-profile design and supported TDP of 160W, Shadow Rock TF 2 is ideal for powerful compact PC systems requiring extensive cooling.

Five 6 mm high-performance copper heat pipes are designed with aluminum caps at the ends, enhancing Shadow Rock TF 2's clean modern look. Overall cooling performance is improved significantly by a complete redesign of the cooling fins - direct connections between fins and base plate support faster heat dissipation. As a result, Shadow Rock TF 2 cools down the CPU significantly better than its predecessor at a similar TDP rating of 160W. Additional cooling support comes from a 135mm silence-optimized be quiet! fan using a durable rifle bearing, airflow-optimized fan blades and a design producing sound pressure levels up to 24.4dB(A) at the maximum of 1,400 revolutions per minute.

Be Quiet! Intros the Pure Power 10 Series PSUs

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for ten consecutive years, has announced the latest version of its entry-level power supply series, the Pure Power 10. The ten new models in the series include cable-managed and fixed-cabled versions ranging from 400W to 700W, and 300W to 700W, respectively.

With improved technology and increased energy efficiency, Pure Power 10 power supplies are best suited for powerful gaming systems, workstations, and silent PC configurations. Pure Power 10 is a direct result of the work and effort to integrate DC-to-DC technology in be quiet!'s Straight Power and Dark Power Pro series power supplies. The topology of all Pure Power 10 models with 400W and above includes DC-to-DC technology, with further optimizations to increase efficiency and noise reduction.

Be Quiet! Intros the Pure Rock Slim CPU Cooler

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for ten consecutive years*, extends the Pure Rock range with a new, compact cooler model: due to its space-saving and asymmetric design, the Pure Rock Slim is especially suitable for smaller PC-based systems. Nonetheless, be quiet! has not lost sight of cooling efficiency: the new model can dissipate up to 120 watts of power. As always for the Pure Rock series, offering an optimal price-performance ratio is key.

The Pure Rock Slim is equipped with a finned coil block, which has three high-performance heat pipes. These have a diameter of 6 millimeters and are fitted with aluminum caps. The Pure Rock Slim is also equipped with a 92-millimeter fan so this compact cooler is capable of dissipating a TDP of 120 watts. The seven airflow-optimized fan blades produce a maximum volume of 25.4 decibels. Thanks to the PWM connection, the speed can vary in order to achieve an optimal balance between cooling and quiet operating noise.

Be Quiet! Unveils SilentWings 3 Case Fans

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for ten consecutive years, introduces the new SilentWings 3. The third generation of this proven fan has been revised and now offers even higher performance than its predecessor. During development be quiet! also focused on a simplified, flexible installation. All these improvements make the SilentWings 3 the ideal choice for high-performance water and air-cooled systems.

be quiet! has invested much development time to create the latest version of the SilentWings fan. The goal was to improve the performance of the SilentWings 2 and to enable a wider range of uses. The seven revised and optimized fan blades create an excellent airflow. The funnel-shaped design of the rubberized frame allows greatly increased throughput. These improvements result in an extremely high static pressure, which makes the SilentWings 3 the perfect fan for radiators, heatsinks, and computer cases.

Be Quiet! Announces the Dark Base 900 Case

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for ten consecutive years*, presents the Dark Base 900 series featuring two absolute high-end cases with groundbreaking features. With unmatched flexibility through a modular design, efficient cooling with SilentWings 3 fans and an extremely low noise level, the newest addition to be quiet's portfolio is the optimal solution for enthusiasts and individualists. The cases feature a remarkable elegant design, topped off on the Dark Base Pro 900 with a stunning side window made of tempered and tinted glass. This model also includes LED lighting and a wireless Qi charger.

The brand-new be quiet! Dark Base 900 series leaves nothing to be desired regarding possible system configurations because the modular design opens up various possibilities for the optimal placement of components. Proving the point, the removable motherboard tray can be installed in six different positions and can accommodate all types of boards up to E-ATX or XL-ATX form factor. Fitting the specific hardware and cooling configuration, the perfect orientation can be found without any issues. In addition, it is very easy to assemble most of the parts outside of the case. In combination with the individual HDD slots the Dark Base 900 and the Dark Base Pro 900 offer unbeatable flexibility and compatibility, providing a perfect enclosure for high-end configurations with watercooling and overclocking, absolute silent systems, as well as upper-class workstations. For the necessary storage devices, the Dark Base 900 series also offers sufficient mounting space: up to 15 solid state drives, 7 HDDs, and 2 optical drives can be installed.

Be Quiet! Announces the Pure Power 9 Series PSUs

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for ten consecutive years, is introducing the Pure Power 9 with fixed cables in 300 to 700 watts, offering a new option for quiet PC configurations as well as powerful multi-GPU systems. Models with cable management are on the market since March. Thanks to extensive development work, both the efficiency and the voltage stability are improved when compared to its predecessor while reducing noise to a minimum.

Be quiet! continues its extensive development of the Pure Power series by relying on the newest technologies. The 400-watt and higher models utilize the so-called "Active Clamp + SR" topology which leads to increased efficiency. The Pure Power 9 achieves an efficiency of up to 91 percent, leading to an 80 Plus Silver certification and a top performance in this price segment. The lower wattage models are 80 Plus Bronze certified. By implementing two independent 12 volt-rails, be quiet! is able to further improve the signal stability compared to its predecessor.

Be Quiet! Unveils the Dark Base 900 Chassis with Reversible MB Tray

Be Quiet! showed off a unique ATX full-tower chassis at Computex, the Dark Base 900, featuring a fully reversible motherboard tray. This lets you change the interiors between a standard layout, in which the motherboard faces the left side of the chassis with its I/O up top; and an inverted (BTX-like) layout, in which it faces the right panel, with its I/O at the bottom. This is possible by pulling out the rear panel that's attached to the tray, and inverting it. This also gives you the flexibility of installing your motherboard, CPU cooler, and add-on cards outside the case. The case features room for a 420 mm x 140 mm radiator along its front panel.

Be Quiet! Unveils Dark Base Pro 900 Chassis

Be Quiet! unveiled its latest full-tower chassis, the Dark Base Pro 900. Positioned a notch above the Dark Base 900, this case stands apart in featuring tempered glass windowed side-panels, a wireless charger for Qi standard smartphones, and freely positioning LED illumination. We're not sure if the case retains the motherboard tray reversibility feature of the Dark Base 900. The case features a dual-compartment layout, with a bottom compartment holding the PSU and drives; and the top compartment dedicated to the motherboard tray, with gobs of headroom for long graphics cards. The case supports 420 x 140 mm radiators, and includes three SilentWings 3 PWM fans.

Be Quiet! Silent Loop Series AIO Liquid CPU Coolers Revisited

We first spied the Silent Loop series AIO coolers before its official unveiling on the Computex showfloor. We strolled through the Be Quiet! booth again, this time to picture the three up close. So here you have it, the German cooling, casing, and PSU maker's first AIO liquid cooling solutions. Available in three radiator sizes - 120 mm x 120 mm, 240 mm x 120 mm, and 280 mm x 140 mm, the coolers feature a square pump+block with a nickel-plated copper base. Be Quiet! is bundling its premium PureWings 2 PWM fans with these coolers. It's also backing them up with generous 3-year warranties.

Be Quiet! Silent Loop AIO Liquid CPU Coolers Pictured

Here are some of the first pictures of the upcoming Be Quiet! Silent Loop series all-in-one liquid CPU coolers. These coolers come in sizes of 280 mm x 140 mm, 240 mm x 120 mm and 120 mm x 120 mm; and are characterized by pump+block fittings that don't move around a pivot, and come out from the top of the block. This approach clears up a lot of space around the CPU socket. This may also hint at the cooler's possible non-Asetek origins. You also get fill-ports along the pump-block and the reservoir attached to the radiator. Be Quiet! is bundling PureWings 2 PWM fans. The coolers will be backed by 3-year warranties.

Be Quiet! Equips its Power Supplies with Black Cables

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for ten consecutive years, has optimized the look of several power supplies by switching to all-black cables from now on. In addition to high-quality technology, stable power supply, and first-class workmanship, the design is a key component of each be quiet! product. Therefore, the German company has decided to equip the PSU series Dark Power Pro 11, Straight Power 10, Pure Power 9 and System Power 8 (some bulk versions excluded) with black cables. This allows for a modern look through a clean interior design of the PC. There have been no technical changes.

Black cables were an often-heard wish of the customers, who value a high-quality look of their computer. Therefore, the Pure Power 9 and System Power 8 models were already fitted with these cables at market launch. Now be quiet! has upgraded the Dark Power Pro 11 as well as the Straight Power 10 series by equipping them with black cables. The product name remains unaffected, as well as the price.

Be Quiet! Announces the Pure Power 9 CM Line of Power Supplies

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for ten consecutive years, is introducing the Pure Power 9 CM with 400 to 700 watts, offering a new option for quiet PC configurations as well as powerful multi-GPU systems. Thanks to extensive development work, both the efficiency and the signal strength are improved when compared to its predecessor while reducing noise to a minimum.

Be quiet! continues its extensive development of the Pure Power series by relying on the newest technologies, such as the so-called "Active Clamp + SR" topology which leads to increased efficiency and a shift away from group regulation. The Pure Power 9 CM achieves an efficiency of up to 91 percent, leading to an 80PLUS Silver certification and a top performance in this price segment. By implementing two independent 12 volt-rails, be quiet! is able to further improve the signal stability compared to its predecessor.

Be Quiet! Announces Pure Wings 2 PWM Series Fans

Be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years, introduces the latest version of the Pure Wings 2 fans with PWM functionality. This allows for an even easier control of this proven entry-level fan and makes it suitable for a wide range of applications. The all-new Pure Wings 2 PWM offers the highest reliability and an extremely low noise level at an excellent price-performance ratio, just like the 3-pin version.

Be quiet! adds PWM functionality to the rock solid Pure Wings 2. This low-cost entry-level fan can easily be controlled over a 4-pin connector via Pulse Width Modulation, either automatically by the motherboard or manually through the BIOS or with the appropriate software. The flexible rotational speed of the new Pure Wings 2 is ideally suited for a wide range of applications and represents the ideal choice for air and water cooling setups. The fan can be mounted on the radiator, radiator body or in the case to support an optimum airflow.

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.
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