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be quiet! PowerZone 1000W

Posted October 25, 2013 by Jake in Cases & PSU







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Price at time of Review: $190


Sleek styling; Fully modular design; Quiet operation; Great performance


A bit pricey; Somewhat limited availability
A solid power supply that doesn't compromise on performance, quality, or features. A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.
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by Jake
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Features and Specifications

Below are the critical features and specifications:

  • 1000 Watts of continuous power output with massive 12V rail design and DC-to-DC technology make this power supply ideal for overclocking
  • Variable speed 135mm SilentWings fan with airflow-optimized blades, copper core fluid dynamic bearing, and special 6-pole motor enables quiet operation
  • COOL*OFF feature runs fans for three minutes after system shutdown to protect your valuable components at their time of maximum heat stress
  • Connect up to three case fans for optimized system cooling that is thermally controlled by the PSU, quieting your whole system
  • Full cable management with quality sleeved cables and six PCI Express connectors supports maximum build flexibility and superior airflow in your case
  • 80PLUS Bronze certification for high efficiency of up to 89% . Support of Intel’s Deep Power Down C6/C7 mode
  • Product conception, design and quality control in Germany
  • Fully modular cable management with quality sleeved cables simplifies component installation, reduces annoying clutter, maximizes build flexibility, and improves cooling due to increased airflow
  • System supports up to 28 connectors for massive system builds
  • Six PCI Express connectors supported for powerful multi-GPU configurations (NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX)
  • Sleeved cable lengths up to 115cm also promote cooling and are perfect for large PC cases
  • Clearly labeled plugs and clever accessories promote simple installation
  • High quality 105°C-rated capacitors on AC and DC side for maximum performance, high reliability, and longer PSU life under high load
  • 5-year manufacturer’s warranty

Below are the essential specifications:

  • Continuous power (W): 1000
  • Peak power (W): 1050
  • Form factor ATX 12V: Version 2.4
  • Form factor EPS 12V: Version 2.92
  • Modular cable management: Yes
  • Voltage (Vac): 100 – 240
  • Frequency (Hz): 50 – 60
  • Input current (A): 12 / 6
  • PFC: active
  • Power factor at 100% load: >0.99
  • Compliant to Intel C6 mode: Yes
  • Compliant to Intel Haswell C6/C7: Yes
  • Power consumption in standby (W): <0.15
  • Average life time (h / 25°C): 100.000
  • Operating temperature up to (°C): 50
  • Dimensions without cables: 86mm x 150mm x 175mm

Let’s take a look at the package and accessories next.

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    It seems like a reliable and nice looking psu but who actually makes this psu ? Is it made for PowerZone ?


    Yep! I’ve been looking for one of the 1Kw versions and finally found one on newegg for $119.99 which is an amazing price when you take into consideration that these models were $189.99 at launch! Most reviews I’ve read say that it passes 80+ silver and even gold in some situations! Be Quiet is the number one manufacturer of PSU’s in Europe and I’m happy to finally get my hands on one! My R9 290 CF rig needs this PSU as it will not run with the current 800w Lepa PSU that I have now. As soon as it shows up on my doorstep and I have a chance to put it through the paces I’ll let you know what I think…great review by the way.

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