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Last month we took a look at Be Quiet's Dark Rock Elite, the company's flagship CPU tower air cooler. The RGB LED-equipped cooler proved flashy in more ways than one, but true to its nature as a flagship product, it also carried a $115 price tag to match. Which is certainly not unearned, but it makes the Elite hard to justify when pairing it with more mainstream CPUs, especially as these chips don't throw off the same chart-topping levels of heat as their flagship counterparts. Recognizing the limited audience for a $100+ cooler, Be Quiet! is also offering what is essentially a downmarket version of that cooler with the Dark Rock Pro 5. Utilizing the same heatsink as the Dark Rock Elite as its base...

The Be Quiet! Dark Rock Elite CPU Cooler Review: Where Quiet Meets Quality

While stock coolers are adequate for handling the basic thermal load of a CPU, they often fall short in noise efficiency and cooling performance. For this reason, advanced users...

10 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/4/2023

The Be Quiet! Silent Loop 2 AIO Cooler Review: Quiet and Unassuming

A familiar presence here at AnandTech, Be Quiet! has settled in to distinct niche for itself in the PC peripherals market over the years by simply living up to...

22 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/7/2023

The Be Quiet! Pure Rock 2 FX CPU Cooler Review: For Quiet Contemplation

Today we are taking a look at the Pure Rock 2 FX CPU cooler from the aptly-named and acoustics-focused Be Quiet! One of the company's latest CPU air coolers...

32 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/8/2023

The Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 13 1300W ATX 3.0 PSU Review: Flagship Quality, Flagship Price

Having reviewed and dissected almost a dozen ATX 3.0 power supplies in the last year, thus far we've seen an interesting mix in design pedigrees for PSUs targeting the...

18 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/26/2023

The Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 1500W PSU Review: Big Power

It has been over three years since Corsair released the monstrous AX1600i and today still very few manufacturers even dared to release any digital PSU designs, let alone top-tier...

41 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/10/2022

The Be Quiet! Pure Loop 280mm AIO Cooler Review: Quiet Without Compromise

Today we're taking our first look at German manufacturer Be Quiet's all-in-one (AIO) CPU liquid coolers, with a review of their Pure Loop 280mm cooler. True to their design...

30 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/14/2021

Keeping it Pure, be quiet! Pure Loop Series, Up to 360 mm AIOs

be quiet! is one of the most widely known hardware manufacturers in Germany and across Europe, with ranges including CPU cooling, chassis, and case fans. Adding to its range...

31 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/3/2020

be quiet! Announces The Silent Base 802 Chassis, With USB 3.2 Type-C

Sometimes companies take a popular product and re-release it to the market with a new aesthetic, or slightly revamped design. Reputable and popular German hardware manufacturer be quiet! has...

22 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/3/2020

be quiet! Reveals Shadow Rock 3 White, Same Performance, But White

Back in March, be quiet! released its successor to its mid-range Shadow Rock 2 air tower cooler, the Shadow Rock 3. Only available in black at the time, be...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/3/2020

be quiet! Announces Dark Power Pro 12 PSUs: 80Plus Titanium, Up to 1500W

The increasingly popular German hardware manufacturer be quiet! has announced its latest series in its ever-growing power supply line-up, the Dark Power Pro 12. Equipped with fully digital hardware...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/25/2020

CES 2020: be quiet! Unveils New Pure Rock 2 CPU Cooler For Entry Level

Adding to its extensive selection of CPU air coolers, be quiet! has announced its latest entry-level model, the Pure Rock 2. Building on the success of the original Pure...

3 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/14/2020

The Be Quiet! Straight Power 11 750W PSU Review: Excellent Quality, But Not Quiet

In today's review we are taking a look at the latest Straight Power 11 series from Be Quiet!, a German manufacturer. The Straight Power 11 units are not the...

4 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/7/2018

Be Quiet!, Threadripper: The Dark Rock Pro TR4 HSF Is Here

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper made quite a splash in the industry with its massive core count and a server-class TDP. Building a system based on such a processor seems alluring...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/8/2018

Be Quiet! Launches Inexpensive System Power U9 PSUs for System Builders

be quiet! is primarily known for its high-end silent power supplies, but in a bid to increase sales sometimes a company needs to address different market segments. This month...

3 by Anton Shilov on 5/30/2018

be quiet! Introduces Dark Base 700 Mid-Tower Case: RGB, USB 3.1 Type-C, Slide Out Radiator Bracket

be quiet! has shared details about its new mid-tower case the new Dark Base 700. The DB700 will offer users integrated RGB lighting, USB 3.1 Type-C, and plenty of...

8 by Joe Shields on 11/15/2017

The Be Quiet! SFX-L Power 500W PSU Review: Powerful, Small, & Still Quiet?

In today's review we are taking a look at the latest SFX PSU from Be Quiet!, the SFX-L Power 500W. As its name suggests, it is a slightly elongated...

12 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/13/2017

Be Quiet! Reveals Straight Power 11, SFX-L PSUs

Be quiet! revealed its upcoming Straight Power 11 PSU line at Computex 2017. The lineup is based on a modern FSP platform that doesn’t use any power-transfer cables internally...

10 by Ryan Smith on 6/1/2017

The 140mm Slim Tower CPU Cooler Roundup: Thin & Light Done Just Right

In today's review we are having a look at four popular “slim” type 140 mm tower coolers from Noctua, Phanteks, Thermalright and Be Quiet! How do their thermal and...

76 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/24/2017

The Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 ATX Case Review

Be Quiet! is becoming a renowned manufacturer of low-noise PC products. Today we are having a look at the Silent Base 600, an ATX case primarily designed with low-noise...

25 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/17/2016

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