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LEPA G Series 700W Power Supply Review

HardOCP is serious when it comes to power supplies, but is LEPA? Given that Ecomaster is now the authorized agent delivering the Enermax and LEPA brands of PSUs, we have high hopes for this new-to-us LEPA branding. Is LEPA part of, "The complete product lines satisfy all players’ ultimate needs?"

Introduction

Enermax Technology Corporation is a company that is well known in the world of power supplies and general computing alike. Founded in 1990 Enermax has made a name for itself by providing solid performing power supplies, among other computer components, and accessories. Enermax' current lines of power supplies encompass a wide range of products targeted at various market segments including the Liberty ECO, Infiniti DXX, Galaxy EVO, ECO80+, MODU82+, Revolution85+, and PRO82+ series. In addition to being a retail presence with its Enermax brand power supplies, Enermax Technology Corporation appears to be one of the few true OEM designers of power supplies. Its power supplies however, have only rarely shown up under other labels including Grow Up Japan, Sapphire, and today's new Ecomaster distributed Enermax house brand, LEPA. Today we are looking at our first power supply from this new label, the LEPA G Series 700W power supply (G700-MA).

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Enermax Lite?

The LEPA G700 is the first power supply we have seen from the new low cost Enermax brand LEPA. However, we have previously seen this exact same unit under the Enermax banner as the MODU87+ 700W. That unit did very well in our testing over a year ago so we have very high expectations from this new lower cost packaging of the unit. Before moving on let’s see what Enermax expects us to see with the LEPA G700:

o 80 PLUS Gold certified with peak 93% efficiency

o 13.9cm fan with thermal programmed speed controller providing silent cooling performance

o Active PFC universal switching circuit improves Power Factor value up to 0.99, reducing AC line reactive power loss to minimum level and automatically adopting AC voltage from 100~240V

o 8P PCI-E connector supplied supporting extreme graphic cards

o Protected by Over Power, Over Voltage, Over Current, Short-Circuit, and Brown Out protections circuits

o CPU 12V connector rail with أ¯آ¹آ¥18A output to support next generation أ¯آ¹آ¥6 cores processor structure

o Extended CPU connector cable to 60cm facilitates installation with bottom-mounted-PSU chassis

o SATA power connector with 3.3V rail to support new generation SSD

o Modular design for easy cable management and flexible system upgrade support

This all looks very similar to what was promised with the MODU87+ 700W and that unit delivered so Enermax really should have a cake walk on its hands today since it just has to not mess up what it has already done. So let’s move on to see what else may be just like that unit when we purchase the LEPA G700-MA in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.