Be Quiet! Releases The Straight Power 11 PSU Line

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 in 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.

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
Contributing Editor

Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.

  • Lucky_SLS
    Who is the oem and which platform is it based on?
  • FD2Raptor
    It's based on a new platform by FSP:,34567.html
  • BulkZerker
    $112 for a 450 watt gold rated power supply with a 5 year warranty? That's just a really hard sale because you can get arguably better units for less (titanium rating, 10 year warranty, much higher wattage) through other companies.

    It better out perform their competition handily for the asking price.