Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 650w ATX PSU
Being a fairly new contender in the UK PSU market, the Dark Power PRO is up against some stiff competition. However, while most units from competitors are able to deliver fairly solid voltages and good overall performance, the 87% efficiency and insanely quiet operation of the Dark Power PRO puts it into a league of its own.
Unfortunately the cost of being in this league does seem to come with quite a high price tag, and at £99.88 for the 650w version over at Scan.co.uk
, the unit clearly isn't aimed at those of us who are looking to save a few quid by avoiding the 1kw monster units.
However, saying that; the Dark Power Pro 650w does fill a hole in the market quite nicely: While most manufacturers are aiming their lower-wattage units at the budget market, and stripping the units of everything but the bare essentials, Be Quiet! have produced a range of PSU's that have consistent high quality with all the trimmings regardless of output wattage. This makes the Dark Power PRO series perfect for those of us intelligent to know that their single-GPU PC setup isn't going to consume anything more than 500w of power, but are still willing to pay that little bit (?) extra for all the goodness normally only found on other manufacturers flagship models.
• Ultra-high efficiency @ almost 87%.
• Very stable voltages with no "over-volting".
• Sexy electroplated finish.
• One of the most silent units we've heard in a long time.
• Excellent modular cable system.
• Package and accessories make it feel worth every penny
• Nothing to report
• Its pricey. PSU connoisseurs need only apply.
Thanks to Be Quiet!
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