Final Thoughts and Conclusions
Be Quiet! has taken an already great power supply in the form of a Seasonic X-series unit, and made it even better. The enhancements made to the Dark Power Pro 10 850W power supply translates to “legendary silence and cutting edge performance”; just like Be Quiet! claims. The custom designed SilentWings fan is virtually silent at low to mid power levels. Voltage regulation is excellent, efficiency is excellent, the DC outputs are very clean, and the Dark Power Pro 10 850W PSU comes with an excellent assortment of modular cables and connectors. Add to that the ability to select either single or multi +12V rail operation, the ability to automatically control up to four case fans, Haswell CPU deep sleep state support, and rubberized end caps for noise and vibration isolation and you have a very interesting and competent new power supply.
The Dark Power Pro 10 850W power supply is currently selling for $239.99 USD (Newegg.com, May 2013).
• Outstanding voltage regulation
• Excellent efficiency across a broad range of loads (80Plus Platinum certified)
• Low AC ripple even at 100% load
• Virtually silent operation up to mid power levels
• Combined +12V outputs can deliver up to 70A/840W
• Seven PCI-E connectors (6/8-pin) and two 4+4 pin/8-pin ATX/EPS
• Support for four case fans with automatic speed control
• Haswell ready – support for Intel’s fourth generation CPUs with C6 & C7 sleep states
• Rubberized enclosure end caps for noise and vibration isolation
• Overclock switch allows selecting either single or multi +12V rails
• Active PFC with universal AC input
• Excellent assortment of modular cables
• 5-Year warranty
• Still a little expensive compared to other 850W X-Series based units
Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850W Power Supply
I would like to thank our friends at Be Quiet! for sending us the Dark Power Pro 10 850W PSU to review – thank you!