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be quiet! CPU cooler guide - Update December 2023

Explore the world of CPU coolers with our latest be quiet! cooler guide. Learn about our designs, their impact on performance, and find the perfect solution for your system’s unique requirements.

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The be quiet! Gaming Hardware Guide: Exploring 1080p, 1440p, and 4K

In-depth guide to gaming hardware for 1080p, 1440p, and 4K gaming builds. Includes tech definitions and example setups. Ready to level up your gaming experience?

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Cooling for modern CPUs

How has CPU cooling requirements changed over the last 10 years?

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Innovative fan technologies

Automatic fan balancing, closed loop motor and fan blades with waved grooves.

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be quiet! case guide - Update November 2023

Your PC case choice often comes down to personal preference, but to get the most out of it, you should also consider their technical features. Here is what to look for!

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Inverse ATX motherboard layouts in PC cases

Inverting the motherboard layout looks cool and can have cooling advantages. How does it work?

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be quiet! PSU guide - Update July 2023

If the CPU is the brain, the power supply unit is the heart of the computer. But which one is the best for you?

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A Comprehensive Guide to Different Types of Fan Bearings

FDB or rifle bearing – What does that mean and what are the differences?

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be quiet! fan guide - Update October 2023

Choosing a fan may seem trivial, but it really is not. Just like with most things in life, you will need to think hard beforehand what exactly you intend to do with it.

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Silent Wings 4 Mounting Corners Explained

Silent Wings Pro 4 comes with 3 different types of mounting corners. Which should you use for which case of application?

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Silicone-based vs. liquid metal thermal compound

Who should use liquid metal thermal compound?

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ATX 3.0, PCI Express 5 and 12VHPWR

We dive deep into the new PSU standard and explain what to look for in a future-proof power supply unit.

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Nvidia’s RTX 4080 and 4090 cards

The only thing to consider are the power requirements. Our recommendation is as follows:

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Product Development: PC Cases

PC cases from be quiet! are, like all of our products, our own exclusive developments. But what exactly happens during the development phase?

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Peak Loads & Power Consumption

Modern PC hardware requires a lot of power. It is not only worthwhile for absolute enthusiasts and workstation operators to understand how much energy their system requires in exceptional cases. We explain the background of the topic peak loads.

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The Year 2021

The year is almost over. Time to look back at 2021 and summarize which products were launched and what else be quiet! and our industry experienced this year.

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RGB VS. ARGB

With the Pure Base 500DX, the Silent Loop 2 and the brand new Light Wings, be quiet! offers a diverse selection of ARGB products. But what is the best way to combine the shining wonders?

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LGA-1700

With the Intel LGA-1700 socket, new times are dawning for Intel desktop CPUs and CPU coolers. be quiet! coolers become compatible.

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The RAM clearance of our air coolers

In order to ensure compatibility between an air cooler and the main memory, attention must be paid to the dimensions of both components. Here we present an overview of our air coolers and their RAM clearance.

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Airflow

What is airflow within a PC case, and why is it so important? Let us show you!

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The black coating of our high-end coolers

What exactly do the ceramic particles on the coating of our high-end coolers actually do? We'll show you!

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How many Watts do I need for my new GPU?

The new high-end graphics cards have higher energy needs than before - so which PSU is fit for which GPU?

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Do I need a water cooling system?

What is a water cooler? How is it different from an air cooler? We answer these and many more questions!

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What are digital power supply units?

What is a "fully digital" PSU? How does it work? And what makes it better compared to its analog siblings?

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How does a 6-pole motor work?

What is a 6-pole motor? How does it work? And what makes it particularly well-suited for case fans?

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12 Volt rails - what is that and what makes it so special?

What are 12 Volt rails? What makes them so special? And why are they so important in power supply units?

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Air inlets and fan grills in a PSU

Air inlets and fan grills - they don't sound like much but they are just as important as everything else for the functionality of a power supply unit!

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All about thermal grease

What is thermal grease? What does it do exactly? Can you use too much of it? Let us explain.

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How do heat pipes work?

Heat pipes are an essential part of cooling systems – but how do they work?

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„Full bridge + LLC + SR + DC/DC“ - what does that mean? We shed a bit of light on the world of PSU abbreviations.

Power supply units are the hearts of the computer. Without them nothing is going to work - where there's no power, there's no activity.

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What are decibels?

A maximum of 15,5 db(A) – that’s what how we advertise our Silent Wings 3 140mm fans. But what are decibels?

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What is „PWM“?

The purpose of fans should be quite obvious: Their perpetual rotation keep the air in motion - which moves cool air to an object or hot air away from one. But what is a “PWM fan”? And what does it do differently than its “non-PWM” sibling?

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The problem with passive power supply units

There’s absolutely no reason for having to endure a loud power supply unit anymore, as was quite the standard about 15 years ago. Our approach to PSUs is to equip them with high-grade components and put a very silent fan on top.

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What is a noise-dampening mat? How is it built? And what exactly is its purpose?

There are many ways to turn a loud PC into a silent one - like using silence-optimized fans, SSDs instead of HDDs or decoupled mountings for case fans or HDD cages.

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Welcome to be quiet!

We are celebrating the 7th birthday of “inside be quiet!” For this occasion, we have revised the very first article there, and show you around our new offices.

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