We were huge fans of be quiet’s Dark Power Pro 10 power supplies, but since they have a high price tag many people will not get their hands on them. Be quiet! has responded to this and at Computex they were showing off a new power supply series. The Power Zone series will be a lower price point, but still keep many of the same features as the higher-end Dark Power Series.
One thing I’m sure you have been hearing about the upcoming Haswell desktop processors is their power supply requirements. These new processors impose stricter requirements on the power supply regarding energy saving features. The new processors feature a new sleep state called C6 and C7. In these states the processor is nearly shut off, bringing down the power consumption. Be quiet! wants you to know that all of their current power supplies are Haswell ready.
One of the most important parts of any system is the power supply and we have a great one to give away for you guys! It is the be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 750W power supply. This is a modular power supply and does have an 80PLUS Gold certification. It also is SLI and CrossFireX certified and is extremely quiet as it uses be quiet’s own 135mm SilentWings fans. So how can you get in on this contest? All of the instructions are below. A special thank to be quiet! for providing the power supply for this contest!
I have to admit something; I hate top down air coolers. I can’t put my finger on what it is about them I so dislike. Perhaps it’s simply that they don’t tend to perform very well. Or maybe it’s just their strong dissymmetry that rubs me the wrong way. Whatever it is, something inside tells me to take a tower cooler over them any day. And so it is with great fear and trepidation that I present another air cooling product from German manufacturers, be quiet!, the Shadow Rock TopFlow SR1. Please follow along as I attempt to prove my instincts wrong., or right, as we find out how this cooler performs.
Let’s talk about air coolers! Ok specifically let’s take a look at a pretty massive air cooler from our German friends over at be quiet!, the Dark Rock Pro 2. This is a large twin heat sink air cooler aimed at the more performance oriented consumer. With claims of massive cooling power, why don’t we see if this dark cooler deserves a place in your rig, or if it should be outcast to the dark side of the moon.
Today we are looking at a pair of 140mm fans, the Silent Wings 2 from a company that seems to be too good at their name: be quiet!. Yes that is be quiet, with an exclamation point, and if you are like me this is probably the first time you have ever heard of them. Looking at their website, they certainly have a fairly full product line. The problem seems to be that none of it is for sale outside of Germany. With claims of near silent operation, it’s time to find out if they can actually live up to their namesake.
be quiet!, market leader for power supplies in Germany for seven years in a row, announced today the availability of the new high performance thermal compound DC1. The new paste is the logical extension of the award-winning cooler portfolio of the German company. With its excellent heat conducting properties and its extremely simple handling, the paste is suitable for both normal users and overclockers.
be quiet! is a new company to us here at ThinkComputers. We’ve seen their products over the past year, but finally caught up with them at CES and were rather impressed with what they showed us. Now we have some of their products in to test and to start things off we are taking a look at one of their latest power supplies, the Dark Power Pro 10 550W. This power supply features an 80PLUS Gold certification, semi-modular design, virtually silent operation and an overclocking key that switches between quadruple independent +12V rail mode and high-performance single-rail operation. be quiet! has really made a name for themselves in Germany let’s see if that will carry over to the US.
A European powerhouse the silent storm known as be quiet! is finally making its ways to the shores of the United States. Known for quality products with a certain silent flare the be quiet! cooling and power options are nothing to scoff at. Intricate designs and meaningful functionality separate be quiet! from many of the other competitors in the EU but can they make a dent in a market already saturated with quality cooling/power companies? Players like Corsair and Enermax better watch because something quiet might be sneaking up on them.
Sep 22, 2014 0