Computex 2012: be quiet! Brings German Engineering & Design to the USby Anand Lal Shimpi on June 4, 2012 9:55 PM EST
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I just met with be quiet! a famous German PSU maker where I learned the company will be finally entering the US market later this year. Differentiation in the PSU market is difficult but the be quiet! designs are all meticulously crafted. The styling is, as a result, quite impressive.
The bq PSUs feature the manufacturer's own integrated fans as well as a bunch of other little details that you can check out in the gallery below.
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brickman - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkDo they make their own PSUs or it is Seasonic etc? I hope the fans and CPU coolers come to the US too, altough I can see some fans in the pictures. I always wanted to try their products.
CeriseCogburn - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - linkWhatever, whoever makes it, we can all rest assured it's very, very evil, and thus will help you in your black is beautiful dark case and cark drives and dark life and dark evil characters in your dark games and blackness enveloping.
I do hope the Anand workers don't get lost in all the black curtains, black backboards, black parts, black cases, black backrounds...
endlesszeal - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - linkIt seems like both FSP and Seasonic are the OEM.
Streetwind - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - linkBe Quiet! originally started out as a budget rebrander/reseller with a questionable reputation, but over the years has aggressively pushed towards the enthusiast market. Instead of just rebranding existing designs, they nowadays commission custom variants specifically made for them. For example, their Straight Power E10 series is based on the FSP Aurum series, but modified. Similarly, the largest part of the Dark Power P10 series is based on the Seasonic X series, but modified.
Now, while the electronics come from external production, the casings and the fans are unique in-house products, and very high quality. The fans in particular. The company really lives up to its name with them; here in Europe they're generally seen as one of the quietest active cooled products on the entire PSU market.
ShieTar - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - linkDo you actually need beQuiet to officially sell in the US in order to try their products? If I want to get my hands on something that is not officially sold in germany, I just go and order it from the US or China or Japan. Never had any problems with it, except sometimes the seller (if it is a small shop) forgets to pay german VAT and I have to pick tup the delivery from the customs office and pay it right there. Even that won't happen if I just order from someone big, like amazon.com.
Of course european prices might seem a little steep for US customers, since there often seems to be an annoyingly trivial 1$=1€ math to be involved when american or asian suppliers define their prices for europe. Will be interesting to see how a beQuiet goes about pricing for the US market.
CeriseCogburn - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - linkWell, it's black of course.
It's "dark" power
I guess black hole, dark energy, zero point, maybe another dimension, soon.