Be Quiet! has had a busy Computex, showing us several new CPU coolers
and now a very early prototype of a forthcoming PSU.
Branded, the Dark Power Pro P10, the new series will span a range of 650W to 1.2kW and marks several firsts for the company. The most significant of these is a rubber trim that's been added to the outer edges of the PSU to absorb any vibrations. These can otherwise be transmitted and amplified by the case into an audible noise.
This might sound extreme, but Be Quiet!'s earlier PSUs were so quiet that the rubber trim should make them practically silent.
In addition, and in a break with tradition, not all the models of the Dark Pro P10 series will be made by Be Quiet!'s usual partner, FSP. FSP will still manufacture the 650W to 850W models, but all the models up from there will be made by Seasonic, one of the largest PSU manufacturers in the world, and one renowned for producing highly efficient power supplies.
Unfortunately, the Dark Power Pro P10 series still has quite a lot of development work to be done and is likely to ship towards the end of the year. Meanwhile, let us know your thoughts on power supplies, especially quiet ones you may have used, in the forum