be quiet! Dark Power Pro 850w ATX PSUPackaging & Appearance
The Dark Power Pro 850w features exactly the same packaging design as its 650w brother with a fairly simplistic and dark theme being used throughout. The front outer-box gives away very little information about the unit listing only the 850w output along with a GB flag and the be quiet! logo offset bottom-left. However, don't be fooled by this minimalistic approach as be quiet! have kitted the box with a velcro flap that can be lifted to reveal a list of features along with a plastic window that gives a teasing glimpse of the PSU's 120mm gold fan grill.
Around the back of the packaging is an extensive list of specifications including details of the unit in a total of four languages, a power output chart and a diagram that details the length of each modular cable included in the box. Below this we are also provided with a picture of the unit from two angles and a string of award logo's from various international tech websites.
Moving on to the contents inner-box, we can see that be quiet! has managed to keep things extremely tidy, using three small accessory boxes to keep sharp objects such as mains plugs separate from the PSU. However, while it would certainly take one hell of a rough delivery to cause any damage to the Dark Power Pro, I can't help but feel that the unit should have maybe been placed inside a clear plastic bag to prevent any hairline scratches. Included in the boxes are the following items:
7x Velcro cable ties
4x Black thumbscrews
4x ATX Screws
1x Mains power cable
Around the front of the unit we can see the Dark Power Pro's modular system with a total of 15 colour coded connectors. However, as the modular system is a major selling point for the unit, let's cover it in greater detail over on the next page...