be quiet! again German market leader in power supplies and “Manufacturer of the Year”

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    Press release           be quiet! again German market leader in power supplies and "Manufacturer of the Year"

Premium products from be quiet! convince media and readers alike

Glinde, 28th April 2016 - be quiet! is the German market leader in the field of power supply units for the tenth consecutive year*. The Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung (GfK) came to this conclusion in their latest study. At the same time, readers of relevant European print and online magazines have elected be quiet! to be "Manufacturer of the Year 2015" and awarded the coveted "Product of the Year 2015" award multiple times.

According to the GfK, be quiet! is the market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for the tenth time in a row*. Reader's choices at top publications in both print and online confirm this conclusion. The excellent products of be quiet! have won first place in the categories "Power Supplies", "CPU Coolers" and "Fans" by PC Games Hardware. The same result is confirmed in a survey by Hardwareluxx. There, be quiet! is awarded three times as "Manufacturer of the Year 2015". The manufacturer is successful in the PC case segment as well: be quiet! belongs to the top with a second place at PCGH and third place at Hardwareluxx. The respected English techblog Kitguru has also awarded be quiet!: the Dark Power Pro 11 550W was selected as "Product of the Year 2015".

The two large Polish online magazines PurePC and have also conducted readers' polls. The former awarded the Dark Power Pro 11 650W, Dark Rock TF and Silent Base 600 as "Product of the Year". In the readers' poll from, be quiet! has reached the top 3 in two categories. In the category "Power supplies" the Dark Power Pro 11 1000W reached the first place by a wide margin and was awarded as the best product. The Silent Base 800 was elected to third place in the category "Cases".

In addition, the audience of the European Hardware Association has awarded be quiet! in several categories. The Dark Power Pro 11 was chosen as the best power supply while the SilentWings 2 convinced the community as the best case fan. For the award in the category "Best CPU Cooler (Air)", be quiet! emerged victorious with the Dark Rock Pro 3.

*Source: GfK Panel Market Germany, sales units internal computer power supplies, January 2016

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Readers’ choice 2015 PC Games Hardware [Link,]

Readers’ choice 2015 Hardwareluxx [Link,]

Readers’ choice 2015 [Link,]

Readers’ choice 2015 [Link,]

Readers’ choice European Hardware Awards 2015/2016 [Link,]

Product of the Year 2015 KitGuru [Link,]

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About be quiet!

be quiet! is a premium brand of PC power supplies, PC cases and cooling solutions as well as the consistent PSU market leader in Germany since 2007*.

All conception, design and testing is done with a German passion for quality and precision at our headquarters in Germany. Innovative engineering concepts, premium materials and world-class quality make be quiet! products among the most silent, reliable and powerful available.


*GfK data 2016

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