Originally Posted by mircopolo
I can't see than jonnyguru has ever put one of them through the ringer, but the Pure Power not that bad from what I have read and has some relatively decent reviews behind it?
I don't think it would be the worst semi modular PSU you could buy in that price bracket? Although there are certainly better options for probably £10 more alright.
I'm not arguing as such, I as a lurker I can see you know far more about PSU than most :thumb
, but I would certainly not intentionally recommend a poor quality component to anyone
Well i dont think the that the 530 is another unit or platform then the 730 watts which is not very good
The Be Quiet Pure Power L8-730W is not available in the U.S. and the lowest price we found for it in Europe's online stores was 80.47€ (excluding VAT)
Overall decent price/performance ratio (for EU price standards)
Very good ripple/noise suppression on all rails
High efficiency (for an 80 PLUS Bronze certified unit)
Fan is silent enough
Unit is equipped with all available protections including OTP (Over Temperature Protection)
In general loose voltage regulation
3.3V failed in the second Advanced Transient Response test
The unit is not rated for 50°C continuous power output but thankfully it has OTP to save it from dangerous high operating temperatures
Equipped with short cables. Also I would like to see two-three more SATA connectors and an additional EPS one
Power distribution could be better
The max combined power of the minor rails is overrated
8.1 Be Quiet decided to not use their classic OEM, FSP, for the Pure Power series and turned to HEC/Compucase instead. Although in the past all HEC units I have tested, even the higher-end ones, failed to impress me especially in the ripple suppression section, this platform exhibited outstanding low ripple. Also efficiency reached 88% with 40% load, which is without any doubt a high level for a plain Bronze unit. However this platform is still far from perfect. Voltage regulation is loose with 3.3V showing the worst performance and +12V following. On top of that the minor rails had trouble to sustain the max combined load that the manufacturer claims, but we should note here that almost no contemporary PC will ever draw 150W from the minor rails.
To sum up, I think that for EU standards, where almost all PC products are more expensive than in the US, the L8-730W has a decent price tag for what it offers. Also it's equipped with a special design fan, it's modular and has four PCIe connectors. If its voltage regulation was tighter, leading also to better results in Advanced Transient Response tests, the cables were longer and finally the model was 50°C rated then I would be very satisfied and probably give it a recommendation.
Anything on a PSU that has failed something is very good news to hear