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Be Quiet! Reveals Pure Power L8 Power Supplies

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Be Quiet! is bringing out a new series of Pure Power L8 power supplies having all-fixed cables rather than a modular cable management system.

Be Quiet! has announced an expansion to a lineup of the Pure Power L8 series power supplies. These power supplies aim to expand the existing lineup of Pure Power L8 series and give consumers the same reliable, high-performance power supplies for a lower price. The only difference between these and the earlier Pure Power L8 units is that these do not have the modular cable management but instead have all-fixed cables. They still have the same 80 Plus Bronze certification.

The units are very quiet, as the brand name indicates. As such, the most efficient model (300 W) produces just 16.6 dBA of noise under full load. The power supplies also have all the standard safety and protection circuitry that we've come to expect from any modern power supply, including OCP, OVP, OTP, OPP, SCP and UVP.

Sadly, not all the units will come to U.S. retail channels. While Europe will be enjoying units ranging from 300 W to 700 W, the U.S. will only receive units with wattages ranging from 500 W to 700 W. In the US the 500 W version will carry an MSRP of $75, the 600 W unit will cost $85, and the most powerful 700 W unit will set you back $99. There was no word on when the units would be arriving.

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    outlw6669 , June 20, 2013 2:26 AM
    I do not know how high quality their PSUs are, but more quiet and highly efficient 300W and lower PSUs are definitely needed in the market!
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    InvalidError , June 20, 2013 5:27 AM
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    I do not know how high quality their PSUs are, but more quiet and highly efficient 300W and lower PSUs are definitely needed in the market!

    I'm guessing they do not want to cut into their own profit margins.

    The "problem" with low-wattage PSUs is that there is maybe $5 worth of difference in the manufacturing cost of 200W and 500W PSUs that otherwise share the same design/PCB - the cost difference for appropriate MOSFETs across that power range is only a few pennies per device; same for the transformer and inductor windings with thicker copper.

    BeQuiet probably decided that the NA market has deep enough pockets that they do not need to "cheat themselves" out of ~$20 worth of practically free profit per unit by offering 300W PSUs there.
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    RedJaron , June 20, 2013 12:33 PM
    Would've liked to see a 400W model here at least. I don't think there's a huge loss of the 300W model not coming to the US shores.