News

be quiet! Announces Pure Power 11 FM Series Power Supplies

Germany’s number one power supply manufacturer, be quiet!, has just announced the new Pure Power 11 FM series power supplies. These fully modular power supplies will available in 550 W, 650 W, and 750W models. All three models utilize a dual-rail 12v delivery system and are 80 Plus Gold rated providing up to a 93.9% efficiency rating. Pricing is not yet available. Below are a few quotes from the be quiet! website about the new power supplies. Read More

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! Pure Base 500DX Mid-Tower Case Review

The Pure Base 500DX, a mid-tower chassis from the German manufacturer be quiet!, is looking to improve on the already successful Pure Base 500. The 500DX has been re-engineered and is now optimized for cooling and allowing for maximum airflow. Featuring clean, subtle ARGB lighting, it looks amazing whether you chose black or white. Let’s take a look at what the Pure Base 500DX offers. Read More

Cooling

Silent Wings 3 Case Fan Review

Today we’re having a look at the be quiet! Silent Wings 3 case fans that came with the recently reviewed Dark Base Pro 900. These fans are available in 120/140mm sizes at two different speeds of 1000 RPM and 1650 RPM as PWM or DC and are available at many retail outlets. With such a variety of PC fans on the market these days a manufacturer really needs something that makes their product stand out. Basic considerations when choosing a case fan are appearance, cost, noise level and performance which depending on your needs will carry different weights in your decision. With that in mind let’s see how the Silent 3 case fans measure up and if they might be a product you would consider. Read More

Cooling

Be Quiet! Dark Base 900 Pro Case Review

Be quiet! have introduced a flagship case designed to hold any system, be it air-cooled or water-cooled. The Pro version is the new launch. It has a piece of tempered glass in place of a standard side panel. It also contains LED strips to light up your system. It has highlight stripes in four colors – Black, Silver, Orange, and White. This is a big complex case. Is it all worth it? Let’s dig in and see! Read More