Stable power supply
Switching power supplies convert the incoming alternative 230V current (in Germany) to direct current. This direct current is required for PC components (such as 3.3V, 5V and 12V). As the load increases, the voltage in the cables sinks, which leads to an unstable power supply for the components. A high-quality power supply stands out for low voltage fluctuations under load. Stable voltages in the cables hence provide a more reliable, uniform power supply.
STRAIGHT POWER is the high-quality series of power supplies from be quiet!, with extensive options and whisper-quiet operation. Designed to offer a broad spectrum of performance and features (400-700W), it is adapted to handle the requirements of mid-line to high-performance PC systems. Models are available with and without cable management. The series is especially well suited for gaming and multimedia, power-hungry graphics applications and entertainment PCs.
As the German specialist for outstandingly quiet computer compo¬nents we have more than 10 years of experience in the field of noise reduc¬tion. That knowledge allows us to produce the quietest fans on the market. SilentWings is the name of our ultimate fan series that provides the perfect balance between superior coo¬ling and serenity. As the fan quality is one of the main factors contributing to the noise level of your PC, we use our SilentWings fans also inside of our Power Supplies and CPU Coolers. Look for the +Silent Wings Logo. It indicates our products which include our state-of-the-art fan technology that enables virtually inaudible cooling for your system.
S-ATA is an extra plug connection for a computer. The S-ATA plug is primarily used for drives and has almost completely replaced the 4-pin Molex plug. Unlike the 4-pin Molex plug, the S-ATA plug has 15 pins and can deliver three different power supply voltages. It is also flatter than a Molex plug.
SCP stands for "Short Circuit Protection" and represents an important protective function for power supplies. If a fault leads to a short circuit in the computer, the SCP function switches off the power supply to prevent additional defects to the hardware.
SFX stands for "Small Form Factor" and is a type of form factor. SFX power supplies have a different casing form and are significantly smaller than normal ATX power supplies. This requires smaller fans as well. The underlying technology is no different from that of ATX network components. They are primarily used in small casings, such as for multimedia computers.