be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM Test and review: a new line of low cost power supplies

be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM Test and review: a new line of low cost power supplies

With power supply units be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM company be quiet! It updated the highly successful family of low cost power supplies. Compared to its predecessors manufacturer introduced several optimizations. For example, the secondary voltage is now used converters DC-DC. Power supply units be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM received usual certified 80PLUS Silver, they are available in versions with modular connection cables without it. In our test lab just entered the block CM 600W power supply, which we test in this article.

Pure Power line is located below the high-end family of Dark Power Pro, and the average level of Straight Power models. It is aimed at the entry-level segment, namely buyers with a limited budget, but who still require high technical quality and quiet operation BP. With Pure Power 10 line manufacturer introduced the fifth generation cost of power supplies, adding fresh line of Dark Power Pro and Straight Power Pro, get the numbers 10 and 11. Power supply units be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM are available with popular power options with a modular connection cables without. Models with modular connection cables can be distinguished by the addition of “CM” in the model name. Note that only a portion of the cable is unplugged.

As we mentioned above, the power supply units be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM compared with the previous generation Pure Power 9 received a number of optimizations, but otherwise they are based on old principles that have proven successful. The new generation of the manufacturer to use a DC-DC converters for the secondary voltages of 3.3 and 5, which are now working more independently and must provide a stable output voltage in situations with complex load. Also, some of the components have been replaced by more technologically advanced models, this also applies to capacitors. Efficiency remained at the level of 80PLUS Silver.

be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM Test and review: a new line of low cost power supplies

The new line of be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM is available with capacities from 400 to 700 watts, with a modular cabling and without it. Also 80PLUS Silver models in the line producer, there are two 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply with a fixed connection cable. In Russia, power supply be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM has not yet appeared in Europe for the novelty will have to pay 90 euros, 10 euros above the previous generation prices. However, prices for units Pure Power supply 10 probably will be reduced in the coming weeks.

Below we look at the power supply be quiet! Pure Power 10 CM 600W in more detail.

be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM: In detail

Power supply be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM comes in a cardboard box, in front and behind which the main information is printed. Be quiet! I did not change the design, so as not to disturb the brand recognition.

be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM Test and review: a new line of low cost power supplies

Scope of supply be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM is quite simple. Besides cables connecting the power components of the power cord from the mains, installation and cable puffs screws attached to the power supply small manual. The latter are given detailed technical specifications and layout interfaces.

be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM well with the appearance of other modern power supplies be quiet! To be honest, be quiet! Pure Power 10 CM 600W has exactly the same form as the previous model of the Pure Power 9 line. Is it different stickers.

However, be quiet! hardly needed to change a simple yet functional design. Target audience Pure Power in the first place puts the quality and functionality, as well as a reasonable price. But be quiet! still added small (and inexpensive) items, such as plastic frame between the fan and the housing, which gives a certain originality.

From the inside we have signed neat cable connection sockets, although the main cables are non-removable. Thus, the power supply is only partly modular cables connection system.

be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM Test and review: a new line of low cost power supplies

Besides the two connectors for PCI Express cables, power supply offers three interfaces for SATA and peripheral devices. 24-pin ATX and CPU cable for additional power supply cable 8 (4 + 4) non-removable contacts.

Outside power supply in addition to the logo and labels indicating the input voltage 100-240 is equipped with only the socket and the power switch.

be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM is based on two lines of 12 V. One 12V1 line is responsible for the power of the motherboard and peripherals, as well as PCI Express connector 1. The second line 12V2 – for CPU power and PCI Express the second plug. Two 12V line provide current up to 32 A and 28, the total load can be up to 48 A, that is 576 watts. In the secondary voltage power can reach 140 watts, the line 3.3 is provided by the current to 25 A, the line 5 – 18 A. The manufacturer has not forgotten to mention the certification “80PLUS Silver”.

Inside, be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM used topology “Active Clamp Topology (+ SR)”, known by model Straight Power and Pure Power 9, it is a less expensive alternative LLC, especially for the average power. “The weakest link” Pure Power 9 remained sensitive to stress conditions due to the interconnected voltage stabilization, but be quiet! with power supply units be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM solved the problem by adding converters DC-DC. Now supported by sense-connection of cables for lines 5 and 12 on the ATX loop to control the secondary voltage controller added.

be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM Test and review: a new line of low cost power supplies

be quiet! not saved on the choice of components, installing high quality electrolytic capacitors Teapo. The main chain used a model with a capacity of 330 uF and 420 V voltage from a conventional line LH with the stated temperature 85 ° C, this level is enough. For secondary circuits be quiet! Choose Model Low-ESR of the SC line temperatures up to 105 ° C, which also correspond to their class. For models CM be quiet! in the case of the line Pure Power 9 installed solid-state capacitors. The tradition was continued, and with a line of 10, although the be quiet! He says that of the models with fixed cables were carried out to optimize, in particular, improved filtering of the output voltages, and added solid capacitors.

An important function of modern power supplies are protection circuits as power supply failure can cause damage to the more expensive components. be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM equipped main protection schemes. Namely the protection against excessively high voltage (OVP), excessively high current (OCP), overload (OPP), short-circuit (SCP) and over temperature (OTP).

In our tests we were able to confirm the operation of the protection circuits. According to the secondary voltage of 3.3 V and 5 V shutdown occurred at higher loads up to 34 or 30 A. On line 12 the power supply was turned off with an increase in combined load up to 65 A or 45 A (12V1) or 35 A (12V2) along the lines of . So that the power supply be quiet! He showed himself well.

Let us turn to the noise level and equipment.

be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM Test and review: a new line of low cost power supplies

be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM: Noise and equipment

As you would expect from be quiet !, the company has tried to make the most quiet of the power supply. In practice, the Pure Power 9 really showed their best side, the power supply is pleasantly quiet.

be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM is equipped with a 120-mm fan domestic production, which has been used and the previous generation models. Of course, the fan BQ QF1-12025-MS is not directly comparable with high-quality retail models be quiet !, but the manufacturer still made some optimization. Compared to the Pure Power 9, be quiet! new generation could improve efficiency and to reduce fan speed.

fan control system be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM classic and not a semi. Yet, this function is left for the more expensive models. After starting power supply with low load of the fan speed is about 550 revolutions / min, as in the case of the precursor 9 Pure Power 600W CM. The fan runs pretty quiet, but very close, you can hear the soft rustle. be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM maintains the minimum speed for quite a large load range.

be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM Test and review: a new line of low cost power supplies

CM models in the line of be quiet! be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM are equipped with partially modular cables connection system. 24-pin ATX cable and 8-pin EPS non-removable, but the cable connection plugs and PCI Express peripherals are connected individually. At be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM are two 8-pin socket can be connected to each PCI Express cable with two connectors. There are three 5-pin socket for powering peripherals. Two of the three cable connectors are equipped with SATA and 4-pin. The Molex, a third cable – only SATA connectors, allowing sufficient flexibility in the assembly of the system. Power connectors themselves are different from better lines be quiet !, that is, they do not have color coding, but just signed.

Modular cable connections be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM uses black plumes. Only the main ATX power cable and 8-pin CPU cable are left round braided, the individual wires are also black. Good quality manufacturer of cables, as well as length. With four PCI Express connectors, we get a fairly decent connectivity options for 600-watt power supply. To connect the peripherals to six SATA connectors and three 4-pin. Molex will be enough.

On interfaces supply be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM showed convincing results, as the power supply is pleasantly quiet.

be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM Test and review: a new line of low cost power supplies

be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM: conclusion

Be quiet! again it proved to be excellent with a new generation of entry-level line of Pure Power. As in the case of the automotive industry, we are dealing here with a little optimization of the already highly successful model. We tested the power supply be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM, which is very similar to the model of the previous generation, although pleases some improved features. If you have already purchased a block of the previous generation of power, then there is no reason to worry. But if you want to buy a new power supply, it is best to choose a model of a new generation.

Power supply be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM, finally got converters DC-DC for secondary stress, which provide better stabilization of the output voltage with less ripple and noise. Here be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM provides noticeable improvements. The noise level was very low, as in the case of its predecessor. For the model of budget segment be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM is very quiet even under full load. Efficiency 80PLUS Silver has not changed, although the point of maximum efficiency was shifted towards higher load. As might be expected, be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM contains all the basic protection circuit, which is not always common in PD budget.

Features be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM can be called convincing. The buyer will have four PCI Express connector for connecting video cards, and on line 12 in the power supply can withstand loads up to 576 watts, which is enough for a decent gaming system. Note the six SATA connectors and three 4-pin Molex. The power supply supports partially modular circuit cable connection, you can also count on a three-year warranty.

be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM Test and review: a new line of low cost power supplies

Of course, be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM can not be considered the cheapest model in the budget market, but a set of functions, in general, pretty good. Buyer will receive the highest quality of output voltages, quiet operation, good equipment, decent efficiency and all necessary circuit protection. Of course, you can buy less expensive options, as the same Corsair Vengeance 650M, but Pure Power 10 600W CM worth the money.

Advantages of be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM

  • Quiet operation, including load
  • The high quality of the output voltage (much better than that of Pure Power 9)
  • High efficiency (80PLUS Silver)
  • Well equipped (partly modular cable connections, 4x PCI-Express)
  • A good set of security schemes, good quality in general
  • Three-year warranty

Disadvantages be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM

  • No improvement over its predecessor in efficiency
  • High price

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be quiet! Pure Power 10 600W CM Test and review: a new line of low cost power supplies was last modified: February 4th, 2017 by Casey Rembrandt