Value and Conclusion
|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.