be quiet! Dark Power Pro 600W Power Supply

be quiet! isn’t a name we’re familiar with here in the states. Today we take a look at their top modular unit and see what we’re missing.

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PRODUCT: be quiet! Dark Power Pro BQT P6-PRO 600W
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be quiet! Dark Power Pro 600W

Today I’m putting the Listan be quiet Dark Power Pro 600W to the test and seeing how it does. The Dark Power Pro 600 or as Listan calls it the BQT P6 Pro – 600W is a Topower P6 based PSU with active PFC. As such it’s only designed for use in the UK and EU.

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 600W

Listan says that the Dark Power Pro 600 features “A new dimension of silence” and that it’s “loud-less”? WTF? Do they use Babelfish to do translations or what?

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 600W

The features are listed in four languages, German, Spanish, French and English. This just underlines the fact that this is a European PSU. Listed on the box are also the advertised rail amperage’s.

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 600W – DC Output
DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V1 +12V2 -12V -5V +5VSB
28A 40A 20A 20A 0.8A 0.5A 2.5A
Max Combined Watts 220W 480W 9.6W 2.5W 12.5W
580W 20W
600W

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 600W

On the back of the box we see a listing of the cables along with a blurb about the PCB being fiberglass reinforced plastic and therefore being extremely durable.

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 600W – Cabling
Type of connector:
ATX connector 24 pin
2 x 2 12V connectors 1
2 x 3 PCI-e 2
8-pin Xeon/EPS connector 1
6-pin Xeon/AUX connector 0
5.25″ Drive connectors 6+2*
3.5″ Drive connectors 1
SATA Drive power connectors 6*
Fan only connectors (thermostatically controlled 12V only) 3

*Note: Includes one modular cable with three 5.25″ and one 3.5″, one cable with three 5.25″ and two cables with one 5.25″ peripheral Molex a piece. You have the option of up to eight 5.25″ connectors or seven with three SATA or six with six SATA, etc.

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 600W