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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! 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.

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.

Dark Rock 4 Series: be quiet! Announces Upgrades to Its High-end Air Coolers

be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years*, announces its Dark Rock 4 series of CPU air coolers for high performance processors. Dark Rock 4 and Dark Rock Pro 4 keep most of their predecessors' near-silent operation and performance features, but also introduce innovative and optimized functions that ultimately produce the best processor cooling at extremely low noise levels.
Single-tower Dark Rock 4 and dual-tower Dark Rock Pro 4 versions

Both next generation Dark Rock 4 CPU coolers maintain Dark Rock 3 series' high-performance benchmarks and the near-inaudible operation be quiet!'s products are known for. Thanks to a combination of new and optimized features, be quiet! manages to raise Dark Rock 4's supported thermal design power (TDP) to 200 watts, while still maintaining the same low noise level Dark Rock 3 was renowned for. The second model, be quiet's dual-towered Dark Rock Pro 4, provides a cooling performance for processors up to 250 watts TDP, matching its predecessor in performance, but at a lower noise level of just up to 24.3 db(A).

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 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! Dark Base 700 Mid-Tower Case Teased

be quiet!, renowned manufacturers of PC hardware cases, cooling solutions, and other varied hardware parts, have recently teased their new PC Case, the Dark Base 700. The Dark Base series is the flagship offering of the company, with the only other products on the series currently being the Dark Base 900 case and related accessories.

The Dark Base 700 will apparently fall in on the Mid-Tower case genre, with its seven expansion slots on the back fo the case. Radiator support should be guaranteed for a 120 mm radiator on the back of the case as well, but other details still remain somewhat obscure. A PSU shroud will be part of the design, with its advantages and disadvantages (it's unclear whether this shroud will be removable or not, but considering the flagship series status of the case, this wouldn't be remiss). There's also support for a riser-extended graphics card with dual-slot display outputs, and the natural side panel for your hardware oggling pleasure. The launch date for the be quiet! Dark Base 700 has been set for November 14th.
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