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be quiet! Dark Power 12 (850W) Power Supply Review

If there’s one thing we constantly recommend to our community regarding power supplies, it’s never to go cheap and nasty! – Yes, unfortunately, good PSUs do cost more, but at the end of the day, a good model can not only save you money from the wall socket, but it can also last you several PC builds. Well, depending on how often you get the urge or finances to upgrade. Therefore, when it comes to be quiet! In all honestly, their power supplies are not often cheap, but in terms of build quality and features, they’re undoubtedly one of the best brands around!

As such, when the newly released Dark Power 12 (850W) arrived, you can be more than sure we were anxious to check it out and see what they’d managed to cook up this time!

be quiet! Dark Power 12 (850W)

The Dark Power 12 certainly seems to represent a very impressive design in terms of specifications and features. Available in 750w, 850w, and 1000w variants, for this review we will be concentrating on the 850-watt model, although we did want to make you aware that other options are available depending on how much power your build requires!

Coming with a fully-modular cable design and a stonkingly impressive 80-Plus Titanium efficiency rating, the be quiet! Dark Power 12 definitely looks to be a fantastic choice for the savvy PSU shopper!

What Does be quiet! Have to Say?

“Dark Power 12 850W is certified with 80 PLUS Titanium and an energy efficiency rating of up to 95.6%. This provides lots of benefits for your high-end system, including less power consumption and an overall cooler and quieter operation. The standby drain is below 0.1 watts.”


  • 80 PLUS Titanium efficiency (up to 95.6%)
  • Patented frameless Silent Wings fan for virtually inaudible operation
  • Revolutionary full-mesh PSU front with redesigned funnel shape air inlet upholds the high air circulation abilities
  • Overclocking key switches between four 12V rails and one massive 12V rail
  • Modular cable management for maximum convenience
  • Active Rectifier + full bridge LLC technology provides unmatched signal stability and extremely high power efficiency
  • Ten-year manufacturer’s warranty


For more detailed specifications, please visit the official product page via the link here!


Coming as a fully-modular power supply, the be quiet! Dark Power 12 is provided with plenty of cables to hook up even the most elaborate of systems. If you do, however, need confirmation, you can check out the supplied cabling list below.

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