LEPA MX F1 600W Power Supply Review

LEPA does not have much to say in terms of marketing about its new MX F1 power supply line. Outside of "Racing car style coating" and "Extremely Silent fan," we have very little to go on, except one thing. 600 watts of good PSU power priced at $49.99 with Free Shipping with be a very good value, if it's "good" power.

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Overview

The first thing we are going to look at with the LEPA MX F1 600W is its packaging, accessories, and documentation. While normally none of these items is a make or break item for a power supply the packaging quite often contains a lot of information about the product we are purchasing. The inclusion of an owner’s manual that provides actual information about our product is also of great help. Accessories are almost unnecessary with a power supply as the unit is self contained, unless it is modular, but there are cases where a manufacturer can include useful accessories to make installation, routing, and use more efficient.

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The packaging of the LEPA MX F1 600W looks rather nice and it certainly has a distinctive flair. When it comes to content, the front of the packaging has just a few features listed and not much else. When we flip to rear of the packaging, we find some advertising about features, the power labels for all members of the MX F1 series (600W model reproduced below), cable lengths, and the cable counts (reproduced below). When we move around to the sides of the packaging, we find the cable counts again (for some reason) and another stylized image of the power supply but that is all. Indeed, one of the things we don't find on the packaging that someone might be interested in is the warranty length. Skipping ahead a bit, I will also tell you that it was not in the manual. When we dig through the LEPA website we do find the following:

آ• 1. Warranty Length

آ• Unless required by regional law, LEPA products’ warranty varies by series listed below:

PSU: P Series: 5-year warranty

PSU: G Series: 3-year warranty

PSU: B/W/N Series: 2-year warranty

Case and Peripheral: 1-year warranty

The problem with that is this is an MX F1 series but does carry an "N" prefix. So, what is the warranty on this unit? We are going to guess that since this is a lower end product and it has that "N" prefix it has a 2 year warranty. This is horrible support and it is even worse than what we saw on the Corsair CX750 which had a rubbish warranty. This is certainly not starting off well.

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The power information for the LEPA MX F1 600W looks a bit like a throwback to some years ago. Indeed, we see right off the bat that this unit has a pair of 12v rails each rated at 20A and these rails have a combined 12v rating of 40A or ~80% of the unit’s total output if necessary. When we look at the minor rails, we see that each rail has up to 20A available to each rail with a total combined maximum capacity of 130W. These values are coupled with 4 Molex connectors, 7 SATA connectors, and 2 modified 8 pin PCIe connectors. So, this is certainly not a high-end unit by it's cable counts, power distribution, or support but the included connectors seem to be sufficient for most applications where one would be looking to use a lower end unit such as this.

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Once we open the LEPA MX F1 600W, we find the power supply, power cord, mounting screws, a product brochure, and the manual. The manual for the LEPA MX F1 600W is the bare minimum of bare minimum. It comes in at 13 pages in 12 languages which means the actual content is non-existent. Importantly, we this also means that, as mentioned before, the warranty information is excluded while all we get are a few "installation instructions" and "troubleshooting tips."