Reviews and Problems with Be-Quiet! STRAIGHT POWER E9 680W / BN199
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Be Quiet! Straight Power E9 680W CM Semi Modular Power Supply
19 August 2013
Conclusion: Be Quiet’s Straight Power 680W E9 CM power supply is currently hitting the UK shelves at £106 while availability in the USA is a bit hit and miss and many leading UK retailers don’t currently stock this product.
Pros: Excellent aesthetics, Good selection of connectors and cables, Quiet under all usage scenarios, Slightly above its 80 Plus Gold Certification in terms of efficiency, Well priced for its wattage and certification, Good voltage regulation on the major rails (12v, 5v and 3.3v), Good Ripple and Noise...
Cons: Not fully modular, though it is pretty close, Cables won’t be to everyone’s taste in terms of braiding and colour schemes, Availability is hit and miss in the UK and USA from some major retailers, Mediocre Minus 12 volt rail regulation, Chinese capacitors
Conclusion: Available for just under £100 and therefore priced at the higher end of the spectrum for a 680W power supply, German manufacturer be quiet!'s E9-CM-680W is a well-thought-out unit that ticks practically all the boxes.
Excerpt: Today we're reviewing a power supply from Listan's "be-quiet!" product line, the be-quiet! Straight Power E9 680W. Listan is a German company that started out as a distributor in 2000 and is still a distributor of Chieftec, 3R Systems and HKC chassis today.