Photos and Features
So if you haven’t seen a be quiet! power supply before, like I said earlier their theme is black. So the Pure Power 11 FM 1000W looks like your standard black power supply and has a nice textured finish to the powder coating. On one side they have the be quiet! branding stamped into the metal housing for a nice embossed look.
On the other side of the Pure Power 11, FM 1000W is where they have the main information sticker. This lets you know the model as well as the breakdown of the power as well as all of the required certification logos as well. You also have your serial number on this side in case of any warranty work in the future. The Pure Power 11 FM 1000W has a 5-year warranty which matches up with warranties from the competition like Corsair.
Even the top of the Pure Power 11 FM 1000W is simple and to the point with nothing at all going on as well.
On the flip side, the fan side of the Pure Power 11 FM 1000W is the only place where the Pure Power 11 FM 1000W starts to look like more than your basic no-name power supply. They have a traditional wire grill covering the fan with a nice black finish to tie everything together. But behind that, we can see the be quiet! fan hiding behind the grill. The fan has a white ring around the outside which looks a little like the RGB light wings fans but without the lighting and then it has 7 blades on the black fan. Each blade has Be Quiet’s rippled effect to keep the noise down and then in the center the only color on the PSU is the be quiet! logo which is white and orange. The 120mm fan is a little smaller than I expected, a lot of PSUs these days have been packing in a 140mm fan.
The exhaust end of the Pure Power 11 FM 1000W is of course mostly filled with small hexagon-shaped holes to exhaust the air that the fan brings in out the back of your case. This end also has your standard power plug with support for 100-240 volt AC and a power switch next to that.
The inside end of the Pure Power 11 FM 1000W is where the full modular cables come in and there is a plug for each of the included 9 cables. On the left the 24-pin motherboard power has two plugs, one is a 20 point and the other is an 8-pin. Next to that, the accessory cables have 5-pin plugs which are packed in tightly together due to their clip being at the end of the cable, not the middle. They have those labeled as drive cables. To the right of that are two 10-pin plugs which are labeled P8 for the CPU power cables. Then the three PCIe cables have PCIe labels and are down at the bottom, those are 12 pin connections.
The Pure Power 11 FM 1000W is a standard ATX power supply which means it is 150mm wide and 86mm tall. The only dimension that changes depending on the power supply is the overall length and the Pure Power 11 FM 1000W is a little longer than your 150 x 150 design at 160 mm in total length. As the model name indicates it is 1000 watts but they do also have models that are 550, 650, 750, and 850 watts as well in the Pure Power 11 FM range. All of them are 80 Plus Gold rated which is normally a nice happy medium in being efficient while also keeping costs down.
For the wiring, be quiet! set the Pure Power 11 FM 1000W up with nine wires in total and all of the wires are made with the black flat flexible cabling that I always prefer when cleaning wiring up. The 24-pin motherboard power however has been wrapped over top of everything in black sleeving as well which I am not as big of a fan of. The 24-pin is 2 feet long just like the two 8-pin CPU power cables as well. Then the Pure Power 11 FM 1000W has three different PCIe power cables, each cable has two full plugs at the end and both connections on each cable is a 6+2 plug that will work with 6 or 8 pin plugs. What is interesting though is two of the cables have the standard plug, then cable coming out of that plug going to the next with the first plug 21 inches long and then 6 inches for the second. But be quiet’s third cable is split at the original plug and looks more like two independent cables so you have options. Then the last three cables are all accessory power cables. These are all much longer and rather than have one cable for SATA plugs and one for Molex connections they have one cable with a mix which I really like. Often most of your power needs will just be SATA plugs but you always have that one device that needs Molex so having them both on one cable means you may only need just one cable, not two. The mixed cable has two SATA at 21 and 26 inches then Molex at 32 and 38 inches as well as an old floppy power as well at the end. The other two cables are full SATA power and both have four plugs at 21,26,32, and 38 inches.