be quiet! wins multiple “Manufacturer of the Year 2016” awards and extends power supplies market leadership in Germany

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    Press release           be quiet! wins multiple “Manufacturer of the Year 2016” awards and extends power supplies market leadership in Germany

Premium products from be quiet! convince international users and media

Glinde, 21st February 2017 - be quiet! is the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for the eleventh year in a row*, according to a recent study by GfK. In addition, be quiet! has received multiple awards around the world in 2016 for its products. These include reader awards, determined by public votes, as well as press awards from expert panels. Hot sellers in the product portfolio, like the Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler and Dark Power Pro 11 power supply, dominated the polls. The new 2016 products such as the reverse-flow AIO water cooler Silent Loop, the Dark Base Pro 900 premium PC case and the long anticipated SilentWings 3 fans proved popular as well.

“The positive response we receive from the specialist media and consumers year after year is overwhelming”, says Stanislav Minkin, General Manager at be quiet!. He adds: “We are grateful for the trust placed in us by customers and media. In view of our plans for the current year, we are confident to repeat or even surpass the previous success again.”

In Germany, readers of the most important print and online magazines voted be quiet! into top positions in all relevant categories. PC Games Hardware readers gave be quiet! multiple “Manufacturer of the Year” titles; the company was awarded first place in “CPU coolers (air)”, “fans”, “power supplies” and “cases” as well as a second place in “CPU coolers (water)”. The community of German online magazine Hardwareluxx selected be quiet! for a first place in the categories “air cooler”, “water cooler”, “fan” and “power supply” and for a second place in the “case” section.

The success of be quiet!’s premium product also extends to the rest of Europe. Readers of (the Netherlands) awarded the SilentWings 3 fan as best fan of the year, and the SilentWings 3 fan and Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler were selected best in their respective categories in a reader poll by Cowcotland in France.

Many North American online magazines voted be quiet! products into top positions as well. Canadian YouTubers Hardware Canucks selected the Dark Base Pro 900 as best case of the year. TechSpot listed the Dark Rock Pro 3 as one of the best coolers of the year and Dark Base Pro 900 among the best cases. Overclockers Club awarded the Silent Base 600 the honor of best case of the year as well.

In the European Hardware Awards, the community of all participating magazines and websites voted the SilentWings 3 fan as best fan of the year, while the expert panel, consisting of editors of the involved websites, awarded Dark Rock Pro 3 and Dark Power Pro 11 as best CPU cooler and best power supply series for the second year in a row.

*Source: GfK Panel Market Germany, sales units internal computer power supplies, January 2017

    Press materials

Reader's Choice 2016 PC Games Hardware [Link,]

Reader's Choice 2016 Hardwareluxx [Link,]

Reader's Choice 2016 [Link,]

Reader's Choice 2016 Cowcotland [Link,]

TOP CASES OF 2016 Hardware Canucks [Link,]

The Best CPU Coolers TechSpot [Link,]

OCC's Top 3 Cases of 2016 Overclockers Club [Link,]

Reader's Choice 2016 EHA Community Awards [Link,]

EHA 2016 European Hardware Awards [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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