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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! 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! 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! Introduces the Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

be quiet! has this week officially announced its newest, high-end CPU cooler, the Dark Rock Pro 3. Pictured below, this nickel-plated black beauty of a cooler makes use of a dual-tower design and features a copper base, 90 aluminum fins, seven 6 mm heatpipes, and two (one 135 mm and one 120 mm) SilentWings PWM fans with a noise output of up to 26.1 dB(A).

The Dark Rock Pro 3 includes support for Intel LGA 775/1366/2011/1156/1155/1150 and AMD Socket 754/939/940/AM2(+)/AM3/FM1 processors, and is set to become available next week priced at 79.90 Euro.

Be Quiet! Introduces New Power Zone Series Power Supplies

Be quiet!, market leader of power supplies in Germany for seven consecutive years*, introduces its brand new "Power Zone" power supplies - the all-round PSU for high performance, gaming, multimedia and multiple GPU system builds. With its massive rail design and silent cooling system, Power Zone is the perfect fit for almost any system. Power Zone offers rock-solid performance with its solid 12 V rail design. This makes Power Zone the solution of choice for all demanding scenarios like multiple GPU configurations, overclocking or just steady high-power drain. The active clamp + DC/DC topology makes it possible to achieve a high efficiency of up to 90%, which results in 80PLUS Bronze certification.

Be Quiet! Announces Shadow Rock 2 CPU Cooler

Be Quiet! announced Shadow Rock 2 (model: BK013), its newest tower-type CPU Cooler based on the cubical fin-stack design mastered by the company. Measuring 147 x 122 x 160 mm (LxWxD, excluding fan), and weighing 1.12 kg, the Shadow Rock 2 heatsink design consists of a nickel-plated copper base, from which four 8 mm-thick copper heatpipes emerge, which conduct heat through a largely cubical aluminum stack of 51 aluminum fins. The pipes fan-out along two sides of the stack. The fins are somewhat square in shape with jagged edges that are curved inwards along the sides.

A 120 mm PWM fan is included in the package, which spins at speeds of up to 1,600 RPM, pushing up to 51 CFM of air. Shadow Rock 2 supports most modern CPU socket types, and can handle thermal loads as high as 180W. Among the CPU socket types supported, are LGA1150/LGA1155/LGA1156, LGA2011, LGA1366, LGA775, AM3+, AM3/AM2+/AM2, and FM2/FM1. Available now, Shadow Rock 2 is priced at 42.90€.

be quiet! Debuts the SilentWings 2 PWM Fans

be quiet!, market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for six straight years, is introducing PWM controlled models to complete their existing SilentWings 2 PC case fan lineup. New models will be released in 80, 92, 120 and 140 mm sizes and offer all the unique SilentWings features known from the existing product range such as best-in-class bearings and exchangeable mounting elements.

The SilentWings 2 fan from be quiet! has earned high praise from both professional product reviewers and consumers, making it clearly a market favorite. SilentWings 2 uses the most advanced bearing technology on the market called fluid dynamic bearing (FDB). The bearing essentially has the fan float on a cushion of fluid, resulting in extremely low noise levels because there is virtually no friction to create sound. When coupled with the unique aerodynamic fan blade design be quiet! is famous for, SilentWings 2 is virtually inaudible.

Be Quiet! Releases Dark Power Pro 10 - its Quietest Active-Cooled PSU

Be quiet!, market leader for power supplies in Germany for six years in a row*, announced today the release of its new high end line of PC power supply units (PSUs) called Dark Power Pro 10. The flagship series now uses state-of-the-art power conversion and cooling technologies along with other design enhancements to be the quietest and most energy efficient models in the company’s 12 year history. The range features six models all with a modular cable management system and power outputs from 550 to 1200 Watts.

Be Quiet! introduces New CPU Cooler Generation Dark Rock 2

be quiet!, market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for six straight years, announced today their brand new CPU cooler series Dark Rock 2. Consisting of two new products, this new generation now offers better cooling performance thanks to the use of new 135 mm SilentWings fans.

After be quiet!'s entry into the cooling market in 2010 which, based on the quick acceptance into the market and positive reviews, was a success for consumers and the press, be quiet! now introduces the newest offerings within the Dark Rock family: Dark Rock 2 and Dark Rock Pro 2.

Be Quiet! Announces Lower Prices for Straight Power E9

be quiet!, market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for six straight years, announced today a price drop on their most popular power supply line Straight Power E9. The predecessor has reached its end of life allowing the company to completely focus on the new E9 generation and therefore reduce the price. Meanwhile, since its release four months ago Straight Power E9 has also become a media darling with numerous awards and compliments.

"Below the threshold of our anechoic chamber"

Straight Power E9 is on a good way to become be quiet!'s most successful power supply series ever. It offers consumers a unique level of performance in a power supply at popular price points and the press agrees. Straight Power E9 already received an impressive amount of over thirty awards and recommendations. "Up to half load the E9-400W was below the threshold of our anechoic chamber. But even at full load it was almost inaudible [...] (they) improved the efficiency of the E9 model in all possible scenarios.", is just one example from Germany's most renowned technology print magazine, called C't.

be quiet! Introduces the SilentWings 2 Fan Series

be quiet!, market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for six straight years, is introducing their innovative new fan series SilentWings 2. With advanced new features such as exchangeable mounting possibilities, be quiet! takes a simple product like the fan to the next level. And with its improved bearing technology, the new SilentWings 2 is going to follow in the steps of and even exceed its hugely successful predecessor in terms of silence.

"It's difficult to improve excellent things"

When be quiet! introduced the original SilentWings PC case fan series almost three years ago, it flew to the top of the 'recommended list' for serious users intent on achieving the ideal balance between silence, cooling performance and fan life. Its performance was so superior that several print and online magazines quickly named it their reference case fan. Of course, it's difficult to improve excellent things, so the pressure was really on the R&D team when it started to work on SilentWings 2. In the end, though, the pressure and hard work paid off, for they have achieved the goal of producing a clearly superior product.

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