be quiet! PURE POWER 11 FM 1000W Power Supply Overview


be quiet! PURE POWER 11 Power Supply Overview


With their new 1000W PURE POWER 11 FM units, be quiet! has promised to deliver low noise levels while also providing users with a kW of power. Beyond that, the PURE POWER 11 FM series aims to do so while remaining budget-friendly, which is no small task. 

For most PC builders, the PURE POWER 11 FM 1000W will tick all major boxes, providing users with up to 1000W of 12V power on its main rails while also offering users up to 120W of 5V or 3.3V power for systems that require such cross-loading. be quiet's re-architected PSU design aims to maximise power efficiency in these cross-loading situations, lowering idle power consumption and maximising the power that's available on the PURE POWER FM's 12V rails. 

With many high-end PC builders valuing silence, having a KW PSU that can deliver sub 30 dB(A) noise levels at seemingly anything below 1000W loads is highly impressive. Not many users will be loading a PSU like this to its max at all times, and that guarantees quiet noise levels at all times. It's good to see that be quiet is living up to its branding with its gold rated 1000W units. 

be quiet! PURE POWER 11 Power Supply Overview

While the be quiet PURE POWER FM 1000W doesn't do anything to revolutionise the PSU market, it does enough to meet the needs of almost all users without any significant downsides. While we would like to have seen a PCIe 5.0 connector for future graphics cards, it is worth noting that no current-generation graphics card uses that power standard, making the cable a useless feature for today's PC builders.

With 80+ Gold Efficiency levels, access to 1000W of power and a silence-optimised design, be quiet's PURE POWER FM 1000W is a PSU that is worth recommending. Yes, 80+ Gold rated 1000W PSUs are nothing new, but it is worth remembering that newer power saving features like  Intel C6/C7, ErP/EuP and Energy Star 8.0 matter, especially if you are building systems with the latest components. There's a reason why manufacturers are rapidly replacing their older PSU designs with new models, as some older PSUs are having compatibility issues with modern systems due to the way they handle the latest low-power idle states.

You can join the discussion on be quiet's PURE POWER 11 FM 1000W power supply on the OC3D Forums.

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