be quiet! Straight Power 11 650W

German manufacturer be quiet! produce a range of high-quality pc components including cases, power supplies, air and water cooler AIOs. They are famous for living up to the brand name, be quiet! where those looking for silent builds can build rigs safe in the knowledge that the decibels won’t rise too much. With their first cases launched in 2014, they are slowly creeping up the market share and competing with the more seasoned manufacturers.

Having used the previous generation Dark Power Pro 10 1000W PSU, be quiet! seem to concentrate more on power supplies than their other offerings. Their current line up includes no less than 7 series with varying models across each range. For today though, we are taking a look at one of the companies most popular units, the Straight Power 11 650W PSU.

The Straight Power 11 series comprises six models, ranging from 450W all the way to 1000W, plenty for most day to day consumers out there. The be quiet! Straight Power 11 PSU series provides a new level of silent performance for systems that demand whisper-quiet operation without the slightest compromise in power quality. Retailing for £91.98 at Amazon, the unit offers full modularity with 80 Plus Gold efficiency certification.
We are using the Straight Power Pro 11 650W PSU for our Project Octane build. It arrived at Mod83 HQ in the familiar black and silver cardboard box. The packaging features a no-frills front, letting you know exactly what you have without going over the top. The side and rear, however, give you plenty of reading material. Opening up the box we are greeted with good packaging to protect the unit during transport. Our cable bundle is nothing close to the Dark Power Pro 10 1000W but comes with everything you would need for a build suited to the 650W. All cables feature a black outer sheath, no individually braided cables here. We also get some cable ties and mounting screws along with the user manual.