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Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 Mid-Tower Case Review

01/18/2016 - 14:42

Introduction [inline:files/review/2015-12-30/2-Banner-1.jpg] Earlier this year we took a detailed look at the Silent Base 600 and found it to be a full-featured mid-tower enclosure that focuses on quiet, virtually silent operation, while at the same time...

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 1,000W PSU Review

01/11/2016 - 10:47

[inline:files/review/2015-12-21/2-banner.jpg] As you might expect, be quiet! is focused on virtually silent power supplies and they continue to be one of the top selling brands in Europe. The Dark Power Pro 11 Series occupies the top tier in be quiets!...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

12/30/2015 - 19:46

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Cooling Options

12/30/2015 - 19:42

Functionally, the two Silent Base cases are nearly identical. Both cases were designed with good air-flow in mind to keep all your high-end gaming hardware running cool and reliable. There are six different case fan mounting locations along with support...

Silent Base 800 vs the Silent Base 600

12/30/2015 - 19:37

Again, because the Silent Base 800 is so similar to the Silent Base 600 we reviewed earlier this year, we are not going to repeat all the details outlined in that review, but instead focus on the key differences. Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 Mid-Tower Case...

Packaging and Specifications

12/30/2015 - 19:32

Packaging and Parts [inline:files/review/2015-12-30/7a-Box.jpg] [inline:files/review/2015-12-30/7b-Box.jpg] [inline:files/review/2015-12-30/7c-Box.jpg] [inline:files/review/2015-12-30/7d-Box.jpg] The Silent Base 800 Window case arrived securely packed...

SilverStone Strider Platinum Series 750W PSU Review

12/29/2015 - 14:28

[inline:files/review/2015-12-04/2-Banner.jpg] SilverStone recently introduced a new line of Platinum certified PC power supplies, which they claim are the world’s smallest 80 Plus Platinum, full-modular ATX power supplies. The new Strider Platinum...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

12/21/2015 - 19:50

[inline:files/review/2015-12-21/31-Box-side.jpg] The Dark Power Pro 11 Series is currently be quiet!’s top offering and the 1,000W model we tested certainly did not disappoint. Along with delivering high-end performance the Dark Power Pro 11 was...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

12/21/2015 - 19:47

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

12/21/2015 - 19:44

PSU Testing Methodology Establishing an accurate load is critical to testing and evaluating a PC power supply.  PCPerspective’s power supply test bench can place a precise DC load on the PSU under test.  Each power supply is tested under...