Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 25, 2017 - 06:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: be quiet!, modular psu, 600w, Pure Power 10, 80 PLUS Silver
Kilowatt class PSUs such as the Seasonic PRIME Platinum which Lee just reviewed are impressive and up to the task of powering the most powerful of systems but for most they are overkill. For the majority of us, something in a 600W model will be sufficient for our needs as well as being more efficient. A little while back [H]ard|OCP took a look at be quiet's Pure Power 10 600W 80 PLUS Silver modular PSU, the first be quiet! to meet their benchmarking table. It operated quietly and it was handsomely built, however once they started testing the PSU simply could not take the heat. If you live somewhere which never reaches 30C ambient this might be an acceptable solution but for the rest of us ... the review reveals a significant issue.
"This may come as a shock to you, but be quiet! power supplies are all about...wait for it...exceptionally quiet operation. However that is not the only virtue the Pure Power 10 series extols. be quiet tells us that this PP10 has "peerless dependability" and "best-in-class features." Let's see if we can set it on fire!"
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Seasonic PRIME 1000W Gold @ [H]ard|OCP
- Seasonic FOCUS PLUS Gold 850W @ [H]ard|OCP
- Aerocool Project 7 PSU 650 W @ techPowerUp
Introduction, Features and Specifications
The German manufacturer be quiet! is best known for their attention to silence. They are currently introducing four new models in their entry-level Pure Power series, which includes the Pure Power 9 400W, 500W, 600W, and 700W power supplies. Be quiet! is targeting these power supplies to budget-minded users for use in silent PC builds, office applications, multimedia and home theater systems. The new Pure Power 9 series will replace the Pure Power L8 series.
All of the Pure Power 9 series power supplies are 80 Plus Silver certified for high efficiency (the L8 series is Bronze certified) and feature modular cables and a 120mm cooling fan. The power supplies are designed with dual +12V rails and incorporate a new active clamp and synchronous rectifier technology with zero voltage and zero current switching for increased efficiency. We will be taking a detailed look at the Pure Power 9 600W power supply in this review.
be quiet! Pure Power 9 600W PSU Key Features:
• Exceptionally quiet operation (be quiet! silence-optimized 120mm fan)
• 80 Plus Silver certified with up to 91% power conversion efficiency
• Two +12V rails and four PCI-E connectors for multi- GPU systems
• Active Clamp + Synchronous Rectification circuit design
• Modular cable management with flat ribbon-style peripheral cables
• Meets latest Intel C6/C7, ErP and Energy Star guidelines
• Active Power Factor correction (0.99) with Universal AC input
• Product conception, design and QC in Germany, manufactured in China
• 3-Year warranty
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 3, 2012 - 08:56 PM | Tim Verry
Tagged: rosewill, PSU, power supply, 80 PLUS Silver, 1600w
Rosewill recently took the wraps off of a monster of a power supply that is rated to deliver 1600W of power. The Hercules 1600W PSU is an 80+ Silver design that will provide efficient power for quad CrossFire X or Nvidia SLI multi-GPU setups. It measures 5.9” x 3.4” x 9.5” and should fit within most full ATX cases without issue.
Other features include sleeved cabling and a 135mm “silent” fan that has an automatically adjusting RPM setting as well as a Turbo button that will spin the fan up to its maximum speed.
Where the PSU really stands out though is in the sheer wattage and number of PCI-E power cables. It features two 12 volt rails at 110A and 50A each. Rosewill has divided the rails such that 12V1 handles all of the PCI-E power connectors (up to 1320W) and the 12V2 rail rated at a maximum of 600W and is used for all the other 12V connections.
The included power cables are as follows:
- 16 x 6+2 pin PCI-E
- 16 x SATA power
- 6 x 4 pin molex
- 2 x 4 pin floppy power
- 1 x 8 pin EPS
- 1 x 4+4 pin EPS
- 1 x 24 pin ATX
Needless to say, it has an impressive number of power cables. You might have a hard time finding enough graphics cards to use even half of the PCI-E power cables, for example. Fortunately, it has a semi-modular design (the ATX and CPU power cables are non-removable) so that you will not have to find enough room to hide all of the excess cables in the 5.25” bays (heh).
The 1600W Hercules power supply is available now with a price of $399 USD. While it will be overkill for most computers, it is impressive nonetheless and would be well suited to powering a rig with dual Powercolor Devil 13 7990 GPUs.