Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 29, 2013 - 05:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: PSU, be quiet!, Pure Power L8, 700W, 80 Plus Bronze
Be Quiet! could have a value-priced winner with their Pure Power L8 700W PSU, which has enough power to handle SLI/CrossFire but with a non-modular design which should keep the price fairly reasonable. With two 12V lines capable of providing up to 53 amps you will be able to run two powerful GPUs, though perhaps not paired flagship cards. As far as efficiency goes, Legit Reviews found it to deserve the 80 Plus Bronze rating it carries and the power regulation and ripple were both very good for any PSU, let alone a value priced one. You can't buy it yet but you can see the review right here.
"Be Quiet! is an European company which, despite the strange name, is a very well-known manufacturer amongst enthusiasts, mostly for their high quality (and notoriously expensive) power supply units. We had an encounter with their very impressive Dark Power Pro 10 series a few months ago; however, impressive as it was, the price tag of such a power supply would certainly drive the vast majority of users away. Today we will be having a look at the least expensive PSU series currently offers, the Pure Power L8."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- EVGA SuperNova G2 1300W review: super-SLI PSU @ Hardware.info
- NZXT HALE82 V2 700 W @ techPowerUp
- Antec HCG-750W PSU @ Rbmods
- Corsair GS800 (800W) Non-Modular PSU @ eTeknix
- Cooler Master V Series 850 W @ techPowerUp
- be quiet! Power Zone 850 Watt Power Supply Review @HiTech Legion
- NZXT HALE82 v2 700 Watt Modular Power Supply Review @ Modders-Inc
- Cougar CMX v.3 850W Power Supply Review @ Legit Reviews
- XFX Pro 750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular @ eTeknix
- Corsair RM Series 750 W @ techPowerUp
- Cooler Master V-Series 700 Watt Power Supply Review @ HiTech Legion
Introduction and Features
Be Quiet! has been a market leader for PC power supplies in Germany for seven years straight and now they are bringing their value-minded Pure Power L8 series to North American markets. Earlier this year, we reviewed Be Quiet!’s top-of-the-line Dark Power Pro 10 850W PSU and found it to be an outstanding high-end, enthusiast grade power supply. Now we are going to take a look at the budget-oriented Pure Power L8 700W PSU. The Pure Power L8 series features a 120mm Be Quiet! SilentWings L8 fan, are certified for 80Plus Bronze efficiency, come with fixed cables, and are backed by a 3-year warranty.
Be Quiet! is targeting the Pure Power L8 series for gaming with multi-GPU capacity, silent PC builds, multimedia and Home Theater systems, and photo and video editing desktops.
Here is what Be Quiet! has to say about their Pure Power L8 700W PSU: “The Pure Power L8 700W provides true affordability, peerless dependability and best-in-class features – not cutting corners and settling for less. Pure Power L8 700W features rock-solid voltages, strong reliability, high efficiency and exceptional quiet – simply the best combination of features, performance and quality in the class – at a very popular price.”
Be Quiet! Pure Power L8 700W PSU Key Features:
• Exceptionally quiet operation: 120mm SilentWings fan
• 700W of continuous power output
• Two independent +12V rails for improved power stability
• 80Plus Bronze certification (up to 88% power conversion efficiency)
• Meets Energy Star 5.2 Guidelines
• Fulfills ErP 2013 Guidelines
• Ready for Intel Haswell platform
• Supports Intel’s Deep Power Down C6/C7 mode
• Sleeved cables for improved cooling and more attractive looks
• NVIDIA SLI Ready and AMD CrossFireX certified
• Four PCI-E connectors for multi-GPU support
• 3-Year warranty