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be quiet! Announces Free LGA1700 Mount Upgrade Kits

Today, be quiet! announced a free upgrade mounting kit for socket LGA1700 for several of its existing CPU coolers. To receive this upgrade kit, you simply need to provide proof of purchase for one of the listed be quiet! coolers and either an LGA1700 motherboard or Intel 12th Gen Core-i processor. Once verified, be quiet! will ship the new mounting kit to you free of charge. If you are unable to provide a valid receipt, all is not lost as you can buy the kit for a low cost of $6.38. The official press release below contains the link to participate as well as the list of included CPU coolers. Read More

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Editorials

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 12 1500W PSU: Powering 128 Threads

be quiet! is making a name for themselves in the PSU market and within the enthusiast communities. They’ve released power supplies that offer excellent build quality, nearly silent operation, premium cabling, and ultra-high-quality circuit boards. Within their wide range of power supplies, the Dark Power 12 series is their elite offering consisting of 5 models. All of the PSUs in this series offer up to 95.9% efficiency for a rating of 80 PLUS® Titanium and fully digital control of PFC + LLC+SR/12V. One of the main innovations for this series is the frameless fan design and digitally controlled fan performance curve. There’s a shroud built into the case which acts as a fan frame, and as a result, the fan noise is substantially reduced.  Read More

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