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    Default be quiet! Pure Power 11 700W review @ KitGuru

    The new be quiet! Pure Power 11 700W features a higher efficiency rating (80 PLUS Gold) than its predecessor and according to be quiet! it also delivers exceptionally quiet operation. Are those two enough though to justify the increased price tag?
    https://www.kitguru.net/components/p...-review/all/1/

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    The Problem I'd have with the Bulk Cap is that its only 390µF...

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    It's really time for BeQuiet to drop ACRF as it's efficiency gains aren't above the competition anymore and the performance is really below what others offer. Not that anything is particularly poor or troublesome in this unit, they're just all sub-par figures.

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    ...especially since the Pure Power 10 has to compete with this one:
    https://geizhals.de/xilence-performa...-a1674273.html

    Price of the 500W Pure Power 10 is about the same:
    https://geizhals.de/be-quiet-pure-po...-a1564538.html

    11 is a bit more expensive:
    https://geizhals.de/be-quiet-pure-po...-a1910215.html

    And they have no non modular replacement that is cheaper than the Straight Power 11, that role might be filled with the Pure Power 11, though not that good...

    And the strenth is in the lower wattage versions (400 and 500W) anyway...
    That are the ones that will get recommended and hopefully bought, not the 700W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    It's really time for BeQuiet to drop ACRF as it's efficiency gains aren't above the competition anymore and the performance is really below what others offer. Not that anything is particularly poor or troublesome in this unit, they're just all sub-par figures.
    It doesn't really matter. It's a mainstream/budget product, which all have the same problem the higher wattages aren't interesting, this is just another example.

    If you take a look to the non modular 400W version however, it's actually an interesting product because of ACRF. Because ACRF is so cheap, be quiet can actually sell the 400W for only ~50 euro including VAT.

    Perfect for a silent budget/mainstream game system or cheap home server with high efficiency.

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    Can someone explain 'Active Clamp Reset Forward' to me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    It doesn't really matter. It's a mainstream/budget product, which all have the same problem the higher wattages aren't interesting, this is just another example.
    Mainstream/Budget units can definitely be interesting without being expensive. Focus Plus, Whisper M, GX-F, & RMx 750w units are all available for less than this unit depending on the market.
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    Can someone explain 'Active Clamp Reset Forward' to me?
    What part do you need explained?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    What part do you need explained?
    How it works, not just what it achieves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    It's really time for BeQuiet to drop ACRF as it's efficiency gains aren't above the competition anymore and the performance is really below what others offer. Not that anything is particularly poor or troublesome in this unit, they're just all sub-par figures.
    That's not beQuiet's prerogative. Efficiency is a quantity defined and categorized by the likes of 80 PLUS and Cybenetics. Performance is what it is as long as it's within Intel spec. Last I heard, the owner of beQuiet didn't even know that I or this site even existed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    Mainstream/Budget units can definitely be interesting without being expensive. Focus Plus, Whisper M, GX-F, & RMx 750w units are all available for less than this unit depending on the market.
    Those aren't mainstream or budget series, those are high-end series. Those are also more expensive to build. Yes the be quiet! is expensive but that's only because there is a non modular and modular version and from both there are 4 different wattages. Because you can't sell them all for the same price there is like 10 euro/dollar difference per wattage. And because of that the highest wattage modular version gets quite expensive.

    But be quiet! is just taken a big margin here. They could easily sell the modular 700W for 70 euro incl. VAT. But then the price difference is between the wattages is gonna be quite small.

    Antec VPF, Cooler Master GM/MasterWatt, Corsair CX, EVGA B3, FSP Hexa 85+, etc are power supplies that are equally priced. At least the low wattage, the interesting ones. That's what I would call budget/mainstream.

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