BeQuiet has powered up the production quality and component list for the Straight Power 11 line. It has crushed our performance expectations and has taken the line-up to a whole new level. The new design pushes the unit past any boundaries that we thought held back any previously reviewed BeQuiet units. It's an exciting new inclusion to the range as we get to see a glimpse of where the company's designs are heading and the great things we can expect.
Without delving too far in regard to the fan, the Silent Wings 3 has been great in this unit much like the past units we have reviewed. It still retains that whisper quiet operation that we love, while providing fantastic cooling and airflow to the components. The fan is just the icing on the cake for this unit as the component list is really what sets it apart.
We've had previous BeQuiet units on the test bench from the Dark Power Pro to the SFX-L, all of the units have had a little something different to offer, but the performance has always been exceptional. The German based company prides itself on producing the absolute best units, but we always felt they lacked small appointments that the competitors had covered. That is not the case for the Straight Power 11, we have an entirely new DC topology built on what appears to be an FSP design. This isn't something we have seen elsewhere in the market and is likely specifically built for BeQuiet and to their specifications. This ensures the best power delivery with minimal signal distortion.
The Straight Power 11 appears to be a supplemental lineup for BeQuiet and with the robust feature set that has been added, we think it's a great addition. The new Japanese capacitors provide the utmost reliability and the wire free DC topology enhances the power delivery. The unit was able to easily keep up with our Gold efficiency testing. The unit achieved high marks that almost pushed it beyond its Gold certification, unfortunately it wasn't quite good enough to reach Platinum. Overall, the unit has been superb, running cool and quiet throughout testing. We put the unit through a hotbox test and were unable to cause any inconsistencies with its performance or the unit's cooling prowess courtesy of the Silent Wings 3.
The Straight Power 11 has everything it needs to be a high performer from a wireless DC power design, the fully modular cables, and the 100% Japanese capacitor construction. The unit really has everything covered when it comes to internals. Quite frankly, it resolves any of our past complaints on a BeQuiet unit and only leaves us asking one question. When can we have the next Dark Power Pro? It's that great of a unit and bumping it up to the Platinum or Titanium efficiency seems like the next logical move for the company. We are extremely excited to see what is next for BeQuiet and to see what 2018 holds. The Straight Power 11 is an absolute winner and fantastic unit that sits at the very top of the BeQuiet range. If you are seeking performance-oriented unit at Gold efficiency, then this is the one for you!
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