When you heard the name be quiet!, you could know intuitively that it is a PSU brand with focus on extremely quietness.
be quiet! is an European brand, and its research teams are located in Germany.
In Asian market, their products are available from last year, but in European market, be quiet! has built its own eminent position already.
be quiet! has two series products: Straight Power & Dark power Pro.
Straight Power is un-module power and targets at regular market.
Dark Power Pro is module power. Its level and standards are higher and superior.
Now, you could find 450/550/650/750/850/1000/1200W Dark Power Pro products on the market.
Because they sort their products in small scale, it will help customers fit their own need.
What I have on hand is a Dark Power Pro 1200W, the best and highest standard product be quiet! publishes.
First of all, we could see its outside package, black and high quality.
Its size is 533 X 405 X 329mm(W*L* H)
Their package looks like a present.
After unpacking, we could find its PSU and manual.
The module wires
Its wires are thicker than other brands. It is safer in use.
The instruction manual is thick, including 7 different languages.
1 X 20/24pin(MB)
1 X P8
1 X 12V P4
1 X EPS 6pin
11 X SATA
13 X HDD(4pin)
2 X FDD
1 X PCI-E 6pin
6 X PCI-E(6+2pin)
RPM control X1/Fan connectors X4(This is one of be quiet!s advantages)
Power itself of be quiet! Dark power Pro 1200W
Black metal material, Mirror-like special design out figure, no finger print left.
14cm FDB(Fluid Dynamic Bearing) fan to cool down the power.
According to the PSUs usage, the speed of fan changes.
From 10% usage to 100%, the noise goes from 20 dB to 35dB.
The cellular back holes emphasize the Active PFC
The module outlets
There have detail pictures for all cable positions.
Specification of Dark Power Pro 1200W
There are six 12V inputs. Output power could reach 85A, enough for any high-level computer.
CPU: INTEL Core 2 Duo E8400 E0
MB: DFI LANParty LT X48-T3RS
DRAM: CORSAIR Dominator TWIN3X2048-1800C7DIN
VGA: MSI R4870X2-T2D2G-OC
HD: Seagate 7200.10 320GB
POWER: be quiet!Dark Power Pro 1200W
Cooler: Thermaltake BigTyp VP/JETART Nano Diamond/Lubic