News

be quiet! Dark Power 12 Power Supply Announced

Germany’s top power supply manufacturer, be quiet!, announced its latest product today, the Dark Power 12 PSU. Marketed as a high-end enthusiast level power supply, the Dark Power 12 series fill the gap between the Dark Power 12 Pro and the Straight Power 11. Key features include 80+ Titanium level efficiency, Frameless 135 mm Silent Wings fan, full mesh air inlet, and an overclocking key for multi- or single-rail use. There will be three models available in 750W ($199.90), 850W ($239.90), and 1000W ($279.90) units. The launch date is scheduled for March 9th. Here are be quiet!’s press release notes. Read More

Editorials

Dust Prevention: Positive Pressure, Negative Pressure, Does It Really Matter?

For years we’ve all heard the claims that positive case pressure can help reduce the amount of dust entering your PC case. There have been countless opinions stating why positive case pressure is beneficial, but until now there have been no scientific data to prove these theories that we’ve run across. Being proponents of empirical testing and the scientific method in general, Overclockers has teamed up with be quiet! to conduct what could be the first physical testing as to whether positive case pressure really does reduce dust in your PC. Read More

Reviews

Be Quiet! Straight Power 700W Power Supply Review

Be Quiet! has one of the strangest, if not the strangest, brand name in the computer technology industry. Their name however is very well known as well, as they are the most popular European manufacturer of computer power supply units. They have a very strong presence in Europe and the company is now exporting their products to Asian and North American markets as well. Be Quiet! is particularly well-known for designing their products with low noise operation in mind. Today we will have a look at their mainstream PSU series, the Straight Power 10. Read More