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be quiet Pure Power L8 700W

Introduction The be quiet brand name may not be very well known in North America, but in the European market it’s a different story. With an established reputation in the power supply market, the company is looking to expand further west, and from what we’ve seen so far with their products, they appear to be on the right track. We came away very impressed by the be quiet Dark Power Pro model after our testing, and today we’re focusing on a power supply that’s a bit more modest in its goals but also in its price. The Pure Power L8 700W is a more budget-oriented unit that looks to be more affordable to the masses without compromising quality. Coming with an 80PLUS Bronze rating at a price of $100, we think be quiet is certainly making the right moves for its North American target audience. The be quiet Pure Power L8 700W features simple but sleek styling, a quiet operation, and strong performance for the price. We love that sort of combination, but can the reality match what’s being claimed? It’s a competitive market, with some established companies that garner much attention, so we’re anxious to see what be quiet brings to the table. Let’s take a closer look at the Pure Power L8 700W and see if it can live up to be quiet’s claims and our expectations.



be quiet! introduces new high-performance power supply series Power Zone

Massive 12 V rail design, full cable management and the renowned SilentWings® fan be quiet!, market leader of power supplies in Germany for seven consecutive years*, introduces its brand new “Power Zone” power supplies – the all-round PSU for high performance, gaming, multimedia and multiple GPU system builds. With its massive rail design and silent cooling system, Power Zone is the perfect fit for almost any system. Massive 12 V rail design for the highest performance Power Zone offers rock-solid performance with its solid 12 V rail design. This makes Power Zone the solution of choice for all demanding scenarios like multiple GPU configurations, overclocking or just steady high-power drain. The active clamp + DC/DC topology makes it possible to achieve a high efficiency of up to 90%, which results in 80PLUS Bronze certification. SilentWings advanced cooling concept Once again be quiet! offers its renowned SilentWings fan technology in 135 mm size with an advanced cooling concept. By using an electric fan motor that has six poles instead of two or four, the transition between the magnetic poles is much smoother and so vibration is reduced. Every Power Zone version from 650 to 1000 W offers individual fan speed characteristics. Even after power is shut off, the COOL*OFF feature forces the fan to spin for a further three minutes, thus extending the lifetime of system components. Users can connect up to three case fans to Power Zone for a thermally controlled system co...



be quiet! introduces Shadow Rock 2 tower heat pipe cooler

be quiet!, market leader of power supplies in Germany for seven consecutive years*, today announces an extension to its successful CPU cooler series. With ”Shadow Rock 2“ the German company is adding a square tower heat pipe cooler to their portfolio, which is able to cope with up to 180 watts of power and so can disperse the heat of all current high-end processors. 1.25 square meters of cooling surface achieved by fins The symmetrical heat sink consists of 51 aluminum fins that together give over 1.25 square meters of cooling surface for immediate heat dissipation. The fins have a wave contour on the cooler’s exterior to reduce air turbulence and lower the noise level of the cooler. New and optimized be quiet! fan To supply sufficient air to the heat sink’s large surfaces, the be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 uses a brand new and optimized be quiet! fan. Unlike the Silent Wings fans, be quiet! have developed their new fan to deliver more air pressure for coolers with tighter fin stacks, as with the Shadow Rock 2. Despite delivering increased air pressure, the fan operates at an extremely low noise level of 26 dBA. Users who are looking for even higher cooling performance have the option to attach a second fan to the heat sink. To promote optimized airflow and for compatibility with compact systems, users can choose between four mounting orientations for the cooler to suit their system configuration. Four massive 8 mm heat pipes for effective heat dissipation To effectively...



be quiet! introduces Pure Power L8

    Fixed cables, extremely low noise levels and great value Glinde, 18th of June 2013 – be quiet!, market leader with power supplies in Germany for seven consecutive years*, introduces its brand new “Pure Power L8” power supplies. The new series ranging from 300 to 700 Watts offers unprecedented low noise levels in the entry market and takes recent customer needs into account, offering PCIe connectors already for the 300 Watt model. Pure Power L8 now with fixed cables be quiet!’s Pure Power L8 with cable management is one of the most successful power supplies for the company. It offers a great set of features for a reasonable price. Now be quiet! decided to broaden this offer even more by releasing Pure Power L8 models in a version with fixed cables. Doing so, be quiet! is able to bring the fantastic feature set of these popular PSUs to an even lower price level. Power supplies that fit individual needs As we learn to understand the consequences for our energy hunger during the last decades, the power supply market is changing. People want more efficient power supplies that fit their individual needs, don’t waste energy and are capable of powering efficient pc systems with even two graphic cards. That`s exactly the reason why be quiet! offers the new Pure Power L8 with a great connectivity even for the low wattage models: starting at 300 Watts there is a dedicated PCIe connector for graphics cards. At 400 Watts and above customers a...



All Current Be Quiet! Power Supplies Haswell-ready

Be Quiet!, market leader with power supplies in Germany for seven consecutive years, confirms that all of it’s current PSU models support Intel’s fourth generation of Core processors (Codename Haswell). Intel’s upcoming Haswell CPUs impose stricter requirements on the power supply regarding energy saving features. To lower the power consumption of current computers even more, the new processors feature new sleep states called C6 and C7. In these states, the processor is nearly shut off completely, bringing down the power consumption close to zero. Saving money risking quality If consumers can use this new deep sleep state depends on their power supply. It must run under very low loads below 0.05 Amps. Many inferior power supplies have problems in these low load situations. Low quality components might even lead to the activation of the PSUs safety circuits. In that case the computer would not start again. be quiet! is Haswell ready As for be quiet!, all current power supply series, starting with the entry-level Pure Power L8 up to the high-end Dark Power Pro 10, are able to deliver the above mentioned low loads without problems. Even older models are mostly compatible with the fourth Core generation. In detail Dark Power Pro 10 (all models), Straight Power E9 (all models), Pure Power L8 (all models), System Power 7 (all models) and Pure Power L7 (630 W and 730 W) are fully Haswell compatible.



be quiet! sponsors Team Dignitas

MSI, industry leader in motherboard and graphics card technology is happy to announce the availability of its complete Gaming motherboard lineup. At CeBIT 2013 the world got a first hands-on experience with the new models and the completely new look and feel of the motherboards and thanks to that we’ve received overwhelming positive reviews from gamers and media. As part of the 2013 series of motherboards, the new Z77 Gaming models will be available far into 2014. Together with the recently introduced Gaming Graphics Cards from MSI, they allow awe-inspiring PC builds from PC Gamers and Enthusiasts. Developed by the best Pro Gamers “The MSI Z77 Gaming motherboards are designed to have as little lag as possible, to have the best possible input relay connections from your devices (mouse, keyboard and headset) and has the best audio set up integrated in the motherboard and has room for several graphics cards. These are but a few examples of how MSI has tried to perfect this Gaming motherboard for the enthusiasts who want the best hardware to get the best performance where it counts: in-game. I’ve been a professional gamer for 10 years, representing Team Fnatic since 2006. We partnered with MSI to develop the best gaming hardware for gamers, the most recent project being the MSI Z77 GAMING Series.Tthe MSI Z77 GAMING motherboard has all the tools that a gamer could possibly wish for. All I have to do now is JUST GAME!” – Patrik “cArn” Sättermon, Chief Gaming O...



 
 
 
 
 

be quiet! – Shadow Rock Topflow CPU Cooler

The company be quiet! has been a big hit recently, we had the opportunity to review our first be quiet! cooler, the Dark Rock Pro 2, and today we have a chance to take a look at another cooler called the Shadow Rock Topflow. This cooler was designed to be quite different then your typical tower cooler. We wonder if the orientation of the cooler will perform better, or hinder its performance results. Today we are going to put it to the test and find out.



be quiet! introduces high-end thermal compound DC1

Glinde, 26th of February 2013 – 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. Through the perfect combination of metal oxides and silicon the new be quiet! thermal compound DC1 has a theoretical thermal conductivity of about 7.5 W / mK. Thus it offers several degrees Celsius advantage over conventional thermal compounds, as used for example in many ready-build-systems. Overclockers can also improve their results with the DC1. Thanks to a wide temperature range of -50 to +150 ° C, DC1 is suitable for various cooling methods. Its unique composition allows the paste to be applied easily. be quiet! ‘s DC1 comes in a handy syringe, which allows for a neat and tidy application onto the CPU die. For a perfect and planar layer of thermal compound there is an extra enclosed spatula. A syringe with 3 grams of be quiet!’s DC1 costs EUR 6.49 and is available in stores now. * Source: GfK Panelmarket Germany, sales units internal computer power supplies, December 2012   About be quiet! be quiet!’s track record of offering technology enthusiasts products which focus on silence and innovation has earned ...



be quiet! Debuts the SilentWings 2 PWM Fans

be quiet!, market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for six straight years, is introducing PWM controlled models to complete their existing SilentWings 2 PC case fan lineup. New models will be released in 80, 92, 120 and 140 mm sizes and offer all the unique SilentWings features known from the existing product range such as best-in-class bearings and exchangeable mounting elements. The SilentWings 2 fan from be quiet! has earned high praise from both professional product reviewers and consumers, making it clearly a market favorite. SilentWings 2 uses the most advanced bearing technology on the market called fluid dynamic bearing (FDB). The bearing essentially has the fan float on a cushion of fluid, resulting in extremely low noise levels because there is virtually no friction to create sound. When coupled with the unique aerodynamic fan blade design be quiet! is famous for, SilentWings 2 is virtually inaudible. “We are really happy to announce this product is shipping now since we’ve had so many requests from the marketplace to add this functionality to SilentWings 2. We wanted to make it right, and ensure that the PWM models are true SilentWings 2 through and through.” said Scott Richards, Global Brand Director at be quiet!. PWM, short for pulse width modulation, is the preferred standard for those who want their PC case fans always to run at the best ratio between performance and quietness. There is no need for hardware fan controllers since the ...



be quiet! releases brand new System Power S7 series

Glinde, 21st of November 2012 – be quiet!, market leader for power supplies in Germany for six years in a row, announced today the release of its new power supply line for system builders. The new System Power S7 series consists of seven models ranging from 300 Watts up to 700 Watts and is therefore perfectly suited for the needs of all professional PC system integrators (SIs) whether it’s a high-end workstation or a low price entry level system. The S7 series now offers both improved power efficiency with the 80 PLUS® Silver certification on most models and more stable voltages thanks to new Active Clamp topology. In today’s aggressive PC computing environment SIs need to have a competitive advantage . Their customers demand the best price-performance-ratio available along with a list of important features. be quiet! has designed this new line to meet that demand and offers a wide variety of power levels and features to help the system builder tailor a system to every customer’s needs. be quiet! also leads the way in delivering the newest technology to this market by bringing the 80PLUS Silver certification and Active Clamp topology down to a practical price range. System Power S7 offers rock-solid voltages including a full 96% of rated power level available for 12 Volt consumption insuring worry-free compatibility. Additionally the German company has included the up-to-date safety and regulatory standards you’d expect to find in a state-of-the...







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