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be quiet! Announces Pure Rock 2: High-compatibility Tower Cooler for the Masses

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany since 2007, introduces Pure Rock 2. This update to the highly successful, entry-level Pure Rock cooler from 2014 ticks all the right boxes as the ideal upgrade from stock coolers by Intel and AMD. Pure Rock 2 offers an excellent price-performance ratio with a great cooling efficiency of 150 watts TDP, low noise level, and high memory compatibility. Even demanding, high-resolution multimedia or advanced gaming applications will not bring this cooler to its knees.

Pure Rock 2 is equipped with a Pure Wings 2 120 mm PWM fan, which has received accolades for its low noise level of no more than 26.8 decibels, even when the fan is spinning at its maximum speed of 1,500 rpm. Nine airflow-optimized fan blades reduce noise-generating turbulence and increase air pressure, while the four high-performance 6 mm heat pipes with heat pipe direct touch (HDT) technology provide a slightly improved cooling performance compared to the popular preceding model. Thanks to their impeccable build quality, Pure Wings 2 fans have a lifespan of more than 80,000 hours. Customers benefit from a three-year manufacturer's warranty for Pure Rock 2.
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be quiet! Announces Pure Base 500DX PC Case

be quiet! introduces Pure Base 500DX, a more sophisticated version of the compact Pure Base 500 ATX case with a focus on high cooling performance through optimized airflow and advanced lighting features.

The interior of Pure Base 500DX has the same smart design and features as the critically acclaimed Pure Base 500, including support for high-end graphics cards up to 369 millimeters, CPU coolers up to 190 millimeters, and ample storage mounting options. The case supports installation of up to five SSDs - two of which can be displayed prominently in the main chassis chamber - or four SSDs and two HDDs. A PSU shroud and smart cable routing options including Velcro straps and plenty of eyelets provide a neat interior, while removable dust filters in the front and bottom of the case keep dust outside. The tempered glass side panel provides a great view into the interior of the case.

be quiet! Announces Shadow Rock 3 CPU Cooler

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany since 2007, announces Shadow Rock 3. This addition to the mid-range CPU cooler lineup of be quiet! features a redesigned heat sink and heat pipe layout and a Shadow Rock 2 fan to increase the rated cooling capacity to 190 W TDP while its asymmetrical design improves compatibility with tall RAM modules.

Compared to its predecessor, Shadow Rock 3 has undergone a substantial redesign. The previous model relied on four 8 mm heat pipes to cool the CPU, while Shadow Rock 3 now implements five 6 mm heat pipes with heat pipe direct touch (HDT) technology. The heat pipes are in direct contact with the processor surface, which results in fast heat transfer from the CPU to the heat sink. The fan has been upgraded to a Shadow Wings 2 120 mm PWM high-speed, which is decoupled from the heatsink and offers a silent operation at no higher than 24.4 dB(A), even at maximum speed. Users who are looking for even higher cooling performance have the option to attach a second fan to the heatsink.

be quiet! Announces Straight Power 11 Platinum PSU Series

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany since 2007, is expanding the company's most silent power supply series with 80 PLUS Platinum-certified models. In addition to the increased efficiency, Straight Power 11 Platinum power supplies will include a state-of-the-art and high-quality topology, additional connection options, and models from 550 up to 1,200 watts. The base characteristics remain untouched, such as the whisper-quiet operation, exemplary cooling concept, and wire-free interior.

All models of the Straight Power 11 Platinum series have been awarded the 80 PLUS Platinum certification and offer an efficiency of up to 94.1 percent at 230 V input. Thanks to an active PFC, the power factor is a maximum of 0.99, and the power supplies meet the ErP standard with less than 0.16 watts consumption in standby mode, ensuring lower energy consumption, better cooling and low noise levels.

be quiet! Shows us Their New Flagship PSU, Premium Mid-Range Case, Air Coolers

German PC power, casing, and cooling major be quiet! brought many new goodies to CES 2020, and we went hands on with them. The star-attraction here is their new flagship power-supply, the Dark Power Pro 12. Available in two high-wattage variants, 1,200-Watt and 1,500-Watt, this series boasts of 80 Plus Titanium certification (rare for such high wattage, including in 100-120VAC regions and not just 220-240VAC). It features fully digital power regulation across all domains. The digital power regulation covers 12 V, LLC, and PFC. It's important to note that it does not use a single +12V rail design, but rather a 6-rail design, with at least 40 A per rail. The 1500 W model features a couple of 45 A rails. There are markings on the connection dock about which specific rail is pulling a connector, so you don't end up overloading a rail.

The Dark Power Pro 12 features an "OC Mode" toggle that optimizes the PSU for overclocking. It is cooled by a 135 mm Silent Wings fan that's optimized for whisper-quiet operation. The 1200 W model provides eight 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors, while the 1500 W model provides ten of them. You get at least two 8-pin EPS connectors that aren't piggy-backing a single cable. You get all common electrical protections (over/under-voltage, overload, short-circuit, and overheat). The PSU is housed in a premium brushed aluminium body with a fine mesh over the fan intake. You get single-sleeved modular cables. be quiet! is backing this PSU with a 10-year warranty, and will launch it in February 2020 at an undisclosed price.

Be Quiet! Unveils the Pure Base 500 Case

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany since 2007, announces Pure Base 500, an ATX PC chassis for price-conscious PC builders. Despite its compact dimensions, the new case has enough room for powerful hardware and packs attractive features, like an interchangeable top cover and a mounting bracket designed to hold up to two 2.5" SSDs in the main chamber. Pure Base 500 is the first mass-produced case from be quiet! that comes in three base colors: black, metallic gray and white.

Out of the box, Pure Base 500 is set up with a magnetically attached, sound-insulated top cover, featuring air-exchange vents towards its rear section. Pure Base 500 also includes an alternative, highly air-permeable top cover designed to decrease temperatures for water cooled builds using a radiator installed in the case's top. Radiators installed in the top section can be 120 or 240 millimeters long, while the front holds radiators with a length of 120, 140, 240, 280 or even 360 millimeters. Pure Base 500 is shipped with two preinstalled Pure Wings 2 140 mm fans with a maximum speed of 900 RPM.

be quiet! Announces Shadow Wings 2 White Fan Series

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany since 2007, announces Shadow Wings 2 White, a white-colored version of the silent fan series that was first released in January 2019. Its stunning look makes Shadow Wings 2 White a perfect fit for color-themed builds, while keeping a running computer system quiet and cool. With the new injection-molded white version, the Shadow Wings 2 series is the first mass-produced fan from be quiet! offered in two different colors.
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Shadow Wings 2 White offers a slow-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 no higher than 15.9 dB(A) at maximum speed. Airflow-optimized fan blades provide reliable cooling and whisper-quiet operation. In addition, an anti-vibration mounting system and rubberized fan frame ensure vibrations are isolated and not transferred to the case frame. Shadow Wings 2 White comes in 120mm and 140mm sizes. Maximum rotational speed for the 120mm models is 1,100 rpm, and 900 rpm for the 140mm version.

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! at COMPUTEX 2019: Introducing New Straight Power 11 Platinum, System Power 9 CM PSUs

be quiet! at COMPUTEX 2019 introduced two new power supply units that show no compromises in performance and the sound-control the company is known for (and that it proudly bears in its name). The Straight Power 11 series will offer units rated at up to 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, meaning they can be up to 94% efficient while delivering power to your hardware - all with a silent operation thanks to their 135 mm, Silent Wings 3 fans. These are fully modular with Japanese-grade capacitors, and will be offered in 550 W, 650 W, 750 W, 850 W, 1,000 W, and 1200 W capacities.

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! 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.

TechPowerUp and Be Quiet! Present Upgrade Kit Giveaway

TechPowerUp and German PC cooling experts Be Quiet! partner to bring you a unique opportunity to overhaul the casing, power, and cooling of your rig, with the Upgrade Kit Giveaway. One randomly-selected lucky winner stands to win a kit consisting of a Be Quiet! Silent Base 801 case, Straight Power 11 550W 80 Plus Gold power-supply, and a Dark Rock 4 CPU cooler (all three). Additionally, two runners up receive a Dark Rock 4, each. Open from today, the Giveaway ends on December 22. It is open to all our readers worldwide (wherever legal). To participate simply fill up a short form that helps us get back to you if you've won. Be Lucky with Be Quiet!

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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 Dark Rock Pro TR4: High-end Air Cooler for AMD Ryzen Threadripper

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years, announces Dark Rock Pro TR4, its high-end air cooler for AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processors. Dark Rock Pro TR4 is part of the Dark Rock 4 cooler family and features a large base plate, optimized for Socket TR4 CPUs. With a sleek design and smart optimizations, Dark Rock Pro TR4 targets demanding workstation users needing the best performance at extremely low noise levels.

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! Opens Service Center in the United States

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years, recently introduced the Dark Base 700, Dark Rock 4, Dark Rock Pro 4, and the Straight Power 11 series to the U.S. market. be quiet! is now announcing the opening of its U.S. based service center. Customers buying premium products expect premium service. be quiet! does its best to ensure their shipped products have zero defects, but when a customer needs help, it is of the utmost importance that they are assisted as quickly as possible.

"The L.A. based service center is a commitment to our U.S. based customers," said Stanislav Minkin, be quiet! General Manager. "With local technicians, be quiet! can provide support directly to the end-user, minimizing repair times and offering fast solutions to customers' problems and claims"

be quiet! Displays New Cases and Cooling Products at COMPUTEX 2018

(Editor's Note: We grabbed some pictures of be quiet!'s Silent Base 601, 801, and Dark Base Pro 900 computer cases, which keep on impressing with the company's ability to develop the strong, silent type of computer cases.)

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years, is presenting its upcoming products at booth I0218 in the Nangang Exhibition Hall during Computex 2018 Taipei from June 5th to June 9th. The newest products include two new Silent Base PC cases, an update to the flagship Dark Base Pro 900 case, a dual tower Dark Rock Pro TR4 cooler designed for AMD's Threadripper processor, new Shadow Wings 2 silent fans, and accessorizing power supply cables.
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