The be quiet! Dark Power 13 1000W offers titanium efficiency and dead silent operation, and it is ATX v3.0 and PCIe 5.0 compatible, achieving top performance in the demanding transient response scenarios that the aforementioned standards dictate.
The Dark Power 13 line consists of three members with capacities ranging from 750W to 1000W. FSP provides all Titanium certified platforms, which promise low noise output. After all, this brand is known for its silent products, so I can’t help but wonder why be quiet! hasn’t yet embraced the Cybenetics scheme, which awards silent operating products. A “silent” oriented brand that doesn’t support a “silent” oriented certification is something that I cannot explain, and I will stop this here.
The retail prices of the Dark Power 13 units are provided below:
|Dark Power 13 1000W||$289.90 / 294.90€ / £289.99|
|Dark Power 13 850W||$249.90 / 259.90€ / £249.99|
|Dark Power 13 750W||$209.90 / 214.90€ / £209.99|
The be quiet! Dark Power 13 1000W has large enough dimensions, measuring 175mm in length, and I also believe that this is the way to offer quiet operation. In compact PSUs, the cramped-up PCBs don’t allow a good airflow between the electronic parts, so the cooling fan has to spin fast to remove the heat. Moreover, I agree with the lack of a semi-passive operation when the fan rotates at low speeds at light loads. The fan-stop feature increases heat at the PSU’s internals, so fan speed peaks can be annoying. Lastly, the provided warranty is extended to ten years.
|Total Max. Power (W)||1000|