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2023/06/01 02:19:47
be quiet!, a German company focusing on creating PC components and accessories, had a strong presence at Computex 2023. Showing off its cases and power supplies, the company introduced a few additions to its portfolio of offerings. For starters, be quiet! has introduced a new case series called Shadow Base. The new Shadow Base lineup is focused on maximum airflow and maximum performance, where the company has made a new open mesh design that allows for "exceptionally high airflow." Inaugurating model of the series is the Shadow Base 800, which comes in three flavors: standard, DX, and FX. The standard edition is just a regular case without flashy RGB; the DX model has an RGB strip, while the FX model is tailored for maximum RGB illumination across the case. With up to E-ATX motherboard support, the case supports three or four 140 mm fans, depending on the variant. You can see the specification sheet below.
Next up we have the new flagship case from the company, the Dark Base 901. Having tempered glass panels and mesh intake/exhaust panels, the latest case also pays attention to cooling. Integrating a new riser cable, the case can mount the GPU vertically. The case has removable noise-dampening panels, which are paired with the company's Silent Wings 140 mm fans. ARGB controller is built-in in the case, and there is even a wireless smartphone charger. And regarding the Dark Base 701, the 901's smaller brother, the new case boasts a new cable routing system, support for up to 360 mm radiators, and pre-installed Silent Wings 140 mm fans. Specification sheets are also below.
Last but not least, we have be quiet! newest lineup of power supplies called Straight Power 12. Built for 80 Platinum (94%+) efficiency, the new Straight Power 12 series is the ATX 3.0 lineup of PSUs. It uses one massive high-performance 12 V rail to power up to two PCIe 5.0 next-generation GPUs powered by 12VHPWR 600 Watt connector or four PCIe 6+2 connectors for even overclocked GPUs. It comes equipped with a single 135 mm Silent Wings fan and comes in 750, 850, 1000, 1200, and 1500-watt configurations with a 10-year warranty.
The 10 year warranty on the PSUs is one of the best available. 

2023/06/06 10:20:13
The Straight Power 12 looks like it's going to hit a really nice performance/quality/price area that won't have much competition. The 1500W might just be my next power supply.
Also, As someone who has a Dark Base Pro 900, I'm excited to actually see some details on the 901 and the other new cases. The build quality on my 900 is really good, it just has some quirks and PITA features on how you change the configuration or take certain things apart that they've been making much better since my case (which is the v1). 
2023/06/06 12:39:54
I like bequiet! - been using their fans for years, really high quality (and quiet).
2023/06/06 16:23:40
I like the BeQuiet! 901 case. It doesn’t really change the look of the last version on the exterior and I kind of like having the Qi charger on top of the case. It’s nice to just set my headphones or my phone on to charge while I game since it’s at hand if needed and my watch alerts me to any notifications on it anyway.

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