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be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 1200-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review - Cabling Arrangement and A Look Inside

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 1200-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review
be quiet!'s Dark Power Pro 1200W unit offers plenty of power, but where does it sit amongst the others on the market in terms of performance and price? Let's find out.
By: | 80 PLUS Gold PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 17, 2013 7:04 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: be quiet!

Cabling Arrangement




If you think that is a long list of cables, then you're right. There are a ton of ways to go with this power supply and all are geared towards making sure that you're able to utilize the least amount of cabling as possible to reduce case clutter and improve airflow.


You'll not be able to use all of the cables at the same time though as there are eight peripheral connectors, but only five modular connectors for them on the unit.




For our testing purposes, rail distribution is as simple as it gets with a single 12V rail. There is no need to worry about load balancing here.



A Look Inside




We honestly expected a bit more passive cooling on the inside of the unit, but sometimes less is more. The open design lets fresh air move all the way to the PCB and start moving heat away at the source, rather than waiting for it to be transferred via heat sinks.




Three Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors sit on the primary side of the power supply.




More Nippon Chemi-Con caps are all over the secondary side of the power supply, too.




be quiet! uses their own BQT T13525-YF28 fan to provide the active cooling for the Dark Power Pro 10 1200W.

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