LAS VEGAS, NV -- After three years in the market, it was high time for the Straight Power 10 line to meet its successor. In PSUs technology doesn't move as fast as it does in GPUs and CPUs, however from time to time brands and manufacturers still have to refresh their offerings in order to keep up with the current trends and users' needs. For example, the recent RGB madness forced many companies to redesign a number of their PSU offerings, and the advances in digital control circuits also brought the same effect, but on a much smaller scale.

Be quiet! has a large portfolio of products, including PSUs, cooling solutions, and chassis, with all of them having one main purpose in mind: to keep the system's overall noise output as low as possible. The majority of users in Germany are highly sensitive to noisy PC components, and because Be quiet! is a German company, it has to meet local demand. Nevertheless, more and more users worldwide care now about silent computing, so components that keep noise output low are becoming popular. The days that noisy PC systems were perceived as a normal situation are long gone, thankfully. 

The new Straight Power 11 Line consists of six members with capacities ranging from 450W to 1kW. The prices in Europe (including VAT) start from 93€ for the lowest capacity member and go up to 185€ for the strongest model. In the US market, when this line will become available, we expect to see around the same numbers but in dollars. According to our experience so far, usually, the conversion ratio between EU and U.S. prices for IT components is one to one, despite the fact that the Euro and USD don't have the same value.

Protection features include Over Temperature Protection, Short Circuit Protection, Surge and Inrush Current Protection. A notable item it does not include is the Over Current Protection on the 12V rail(s). The OEM for these units are FSP and are rated at 80 Plus Gold efficiency. 

The main features of the Straight Power 11 units are the following:

  • SilentWings 3 fan with 135mm diameter
  • Big funnel-shaped fan opening of the PSU case for high airflow intake
  • Wire-free on the DC side for enhanced cooling and longevity of components
  • Fully modular cable design
  • 80 PLUS Gold Efficiency
  • Four+12V rails
  • Up to six PCI-Express connectors
  • Japanese 105°C electrolytic caps (no mention though to the exact model numbers
  • ErP and Energy Star 6.1 ready
  • 5-year warranty
  • Product conception, design and quality control in Germany
be quiet! Straight Power 11
  450W 550W 650W 750W 850W 1kW
Combined Amps/Watts
+3.3V 120W 130W 140W 150W 150W 150W
+12V 37.5A / 450W 45.8A / 549.6W 54.1A / 649.2 62.5A / 750W 70.8A / 850W 83.3A / 1kW
-12V - - - - - -
+5Vsb - - - - - -
Total Power 450W 550W 650W 750W 850W 1kW
Connector Type 450W 550W 650W 750W 850W 1kW
ATX 24 Pin 1
EPS 4+4 Pin 1 2
PCIe 6+2 Pin 2 4 4 6
SATA 9 11
4P Molex 3 4
Floppy 1

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Contributed by Aris Mpitziopoulos

Source: be quiet!

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  • Manabu - Friday, January 12, 2018 - link

    9 sata cables in a 450W gold PSU? Finally! It is a shame there isn't even lower wattage models, but this is a start.
  • Daniel Egger - Monday, January 15, 2018 - link

    Very. Especially since the predecessor is available in 400W (and coincidentally I was checking that one out just today).

    NB: Anandtech, your source link is referring to this article instead of the manufacturer...

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