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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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Which PC case is the right one for me?

Choosing a PC case is not a trivial thing – there are countless models with even more features available. Of course you can go the easy way: Head for the next electronics store, choose the case with the nicest shine, pay around 60 Euro and be done with it.

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Which PSU is the right one for me?

The power supply is the basic foundation of every system configuration, the heart of the computer. But which one is the best for me?

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Which fan is the best for me?

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. This Inside be quiet! article is here to help you with that.

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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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