Be Quiet Straight Power E8 400W PSU review

Be-Quiet is a company based in Germany which for the past few years has been creating computer related products for enthusiasts. It was only a few weeks ago that we reviewed one of their high performance, modular power supplies, the Straight Power E8-CM 680W unit. Today we are going to put to the test the weakest and simplest product of the Straight Power line, the Straight Power E8 400W unit.

Be-Quiet is a company based in Germany which for the past few years has been creating computer related products for enthusiasts. It was only a few weeks ago that we reviewed one of their high performance, modular power supplies, the Straight Power E8-CM 680W unit. Today we are going to put to the test the weakest and simplest product of the Straight Power line, the Straight Power E8 400W unit.

 

Manufacturer features and specifications

 

  • Extremely quiet running
  • Very high efficiency (80PLUS Bronze)
  • Very reliable and stable operation by 3x12V rails

 

Continuous power (W)

400

Peak power 500 ms (W)

450

Form factor ATX 12V

ATX12V Version 2.3

Form factor EPS 12V

-

Modular cable management

-

Special technology

DC/DC

Voltage (Vac)

100 – 240

Frequency (Hz)

50 – 60

Input current (A)

8-4

PFC, active

Yes

PF Power factor at 100% load

0.99

Compliant to Intel C6 mode

Yes

Power consumption in standby (W)

<0.3

Average life time (h / 25°C)

100.000

Operating temperature (°C)

0-40°C