Be Quiet! has added to its Dark Power and Dark Power Pro series of PSUs with a new range under the name of Straight Power.
Indeed, DC power could be considered 'straight', compared to the much bendier AC mains, which the new PSUs accept in the range of 110-240V. The PSUs, which range from 350W up to 700W models, feature a 120mm fan for quiet and effective cooling.
According to Be Quiet!, the Straight Power series of PSUs are "designed for users who are looking for latest technology, excellent quality and reliable performance," with an "extraordinary price-performance ratio".
Dual 12V rails are present on models up to 500W, with quad rails in 550W and above, to keep the load on each rail within the ATX spec. Recommended prices start at €47.40 for the 350W model, with the 700W model set to cost around €107.70, say Be Quiet!. That would make the top model a competitively priced unit, providing it's reliable.
The PSUs will be available throughout Europe mid-August, apart from Austria and Germany, where the PSUs will surface mid-September.