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be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850-watt Power Supply Review - Inside the Box

be quiet! ups the ante a bit more with their latest Dark Power Pro 10 power supply. This time around we have more power and increased efficiency.

| Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 16, 2012 3:48 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: be quiet!

Inside the Box

 

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Once again we find a very well protected unit and even though our packaging was received with a bit of damage, none of the damage made it to the contents of the box.

 

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The top of the unit gives us a good look at the semi-gloss black finish used on the power supply as well as the I/O specification label.

 

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This side simply has the product identification label.

 

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The other side is just the same except it has the warranty sticker.

 

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Looking at the front, we find the same modular connectors as the 550W model. Everything is neatly labeled with the exception of rail distribution.

 

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The back houses the standard honeycomb mesh grill. There is an on/off rocker switch present and you can see the anti-vibration material on the back as well. You'll need slightly longer than usual screws to mount the unit, which are included.

 

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The bottom houses the 135mm SilentWings2 fan that actively cools the power supply.

 

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Included with the power supply is a box of cables. All of the cables are fully sleeved.

 

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Included with the unit is the overclocking key or OCK. This is what allows you to switch the power supply from using four individual 12V rails to a single 12V rail. Two different keys are included in case you prefer to just insert the key into the power supply and not utilize the expansion slot key.

 

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Also included with the unit are the manual, AC power cord, zip-ties, Velcro cable ties, thumb screws and regular screws to mount the unit to the case.

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