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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.

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.
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