Be Quiet! Pure Power L8 700W PSU Review
External Design of the Be Quiet! Pure Power L8 700W
Be Quiet! certainly placed a significant amount of effort on making the Pure Power L8 stand out of the crowd, despite it being a value-oriented product. The chassis has been sprayed with a matte black paint and the standard fan guard has been replaced with a parallel grid one, which is a characteristic of all Be Quiet!s power supplies. At 150mm long, the chassis fully adheres to the ATX design guide size standards; however, the numerous cables at the rear of the power supply add a lot of bulk.
Instead of using stickers, Be Quiet! embossed their logo on the left side of the power supply chassis. There is no sticker or embossment revealing the power output or even the series of the power supply on this side of the unit. This side of the unit however will only be visible if the case has its PSU compartment upside-down or a windowed right side panel.
The sticker with the electrical specifications and certifications of this power supply has been placed on the right side of the chassis. This sticker will be visible through a windowed left side panel, if the window extends over the PSU compartment of course.
The front side of the power supply is fairly standard and uninteresting. There is only the AC power plug, a standard on/off switch and a sticker with the company logo to be found. The rest of the surface has been perforated, for the warm air to escape towards the outside of the case. The rear side of the unit is just as uninteresting; as this is not a modular power supply, there is only a hole where the cables are coming out from.