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Old 12-02-2011, 06:20 AM   #1
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"The brand bequiet! belongs to the German distributor Listan. This company has released several power supplies with the 80 Plus Gold certification, under the Straight Power E9 series. Five of them (400..."

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Old 12-02-2011, 01:19 PM   #2
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That fan grille looks like a BBQ grille. Does it get hot enough to cook sausages?
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Maybe they could have compensated for the slower quieter fan with a bigger HS because the one they're using looks pretty piddly if you as me
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FSP usually use really small heat sinks. I remember load testing a cheaper 300W PSU made by FSP. Not only was it really loud, but it got rediculously hot. I burned my fingers on the secondary "heat sink" when I opened it after I finished with the load testing.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:13 PM   #5
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It's interesting that the BeQuiet actually got the Bomb award on Clube Do Hardware while JonnyGuru actually recommended it (although his unit did have better voltage regulation than Gabriel's).
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So the be quiet is dangerous to the computer? can't really see how you came to that conclusion but I think it should be in the hardware secrets-review to if you did. I am not that knowledgable in power supplies and the impresson I got from the hardware secrets-review was that it was not the best quality PSU but not that it was dangerous to my components.

Should I open my PSU and check if all components are the same and in that case buy a new one? Don't want to risk damaging my computer.

EDIT: Saw now that it actually went out of spec on the 3,3v rail. I guess that there is a reason that these numbers are in the specification. The FSP actually got a louder faster fan which produces 89cfm at 2300rpm and 40db. So I hope that that makes up for any problems in the be quiet. Sorry for the rant, I guess I focused a bit to much on the pictures

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Old 01-25-2012, 08:37 AM   #7
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Different methodologies can achieve different results. The "bomb award" was given because the +3.3 V output got outside their proper range during the full-load test.

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