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BeQuiet! Pure Power L8 530W CM Review

BeQuiet! were one of the highest scoring companies in our 2012 end of year awards, and the Pure Power L8 530W CM reinforces their position as one of the finest enthusiast choices for a high grade power supply.

We love the styling of Be Quiet! products, the quality finish belies the modest pricing and the orange elastic trim around the fan enhances the appearance while reducing vibration based noise emissions. It is also quite resistant to damage.

The modular design helps to ensure that a new system build is kept as clean as possible. This power supply is ideal for a single graphics card gaming system and a high power media center.

Technically the HEC design has proven solid, passing all our stress tests without a hiccup. There is only minor fluctuation on the +12V output when loaded close to the maximum rated figure. Noise suppression is excellent with all rails holding well within the industry rated tolerance levels.

We have said before that one of the strongest selling points of these units is the Silent Wings fan which is without question one of the best on the market. This unit is basically silent, even when loaded to over 500W. We could only hear it when we placed our ear within 20 centimeters of the grill. The fan is good enough to produce a decent flow of air to keep ambient temperatures well within check.

This is a great product and well worth consideration for both a gaming system and media center. The company give a three year warranty with the L8 530W CM, for peace of mind.

You can buy direct from SCAN for £63 inc vat.


  • Modular design.
  • very quiet.
  • noise suppression is excellent.
  • stable power delivery, even at full load.
  • 105C capacitors


  • Positioned within an extremely competitive market sector.

Kitguru says: Definitely worth a look, especially for a new media center system build or single card gaming system.

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Rating: 8.5.

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