LEPA Launches New Line of High Efficiency Power Suppliesby Dustin Sklavos on September 9, 2013 6:07 PM EST
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LEPA Technology (closely related to Enermax) is launching two 80 Plus certified power supply lines along with a non-80 Plus certified budget line.
The GM-MaxGold power supplies are certified 80 Plus Gold (92% efficiency) and feature hybrid modular cabling and a single 12V rail. They also include what LEPA calls their "Anti3s Q-Brick design," which is a "protective sleeve that protects power supplies from...shock, static, and slip." Meanwhile, the BM-MaxBron series are certified 80 Plus Bronze, but they maintain the same feature set as the GM-MaxGold line with one exception; only the GM-MaxGold is explicitly cited as supporting the Haswell C6/C7 sleep state.
LEPA GM-MaxGold power supplies are available at 500W for $89, 600W for $99, and 700W for $109. If you step down slightly to the BM-MaxBron units, you can get 450W for $69, 700W for $99, 800W for $109, and the full kilowatt for $139.
Meanwhile, the more budget oriented MX F1 series includes an extended AUX 12V line, but is otherwise a basic 115/230Vac power supply. Still, it's very affordable, with the 350W model running $29, the 400W running $39, and the 600W running $49.
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stajcer - Monday, September 9, 2013 - linkI'd be interested in a round up of cheap-er power supplies, say things under $60-70? Would like to see how this $40 400w supply performs.
Bobs_Your_Uncle - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - linkWould it be considered inappropriate to suggest that in the BM-MaxBron, LEPA may have adopted a modestly unfortunate naming convention?
hojnikb - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - linkIt appears that Yue-Lin Electrical Technology is the OEM behind these units... Anyone knows anything about this company (quality, etc..).
Because pretty much all low and middlerange stuff is made by CWT (high end ones are enermax) for Lepa
Hrel - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - linkI too would like to see some sub $80 PSU's reviewed. For our own machines, sure, dropping $140 on a 650W PSU with next to no variance on the 12v and 5v rail is a no brainer. I prefer the Seasonic ones with the hybrid fan. Completely silent under 40% load; or at least inaudible. But how quiet can I get for under $80? That matters cause most computers I build for people don't need more than 300-400W.
Features I'd care about: Warranty/reliability. Don't want them worrying about replacing it for at least 5 years. Energy Efficiency: when they ask me why it costs more than the Best Buy computer I want to be able to offer energy savings. Noise: This one is the lowest priority, but the closer to silent the better.
extide - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - linkHonestly when I build machines for people I either use the Seasonic 300W 80p Bronze for $30, works great, has 120mm fan, is quiet, etc. or if I need a bit more I step up to the Rosewill Capstone 450/550w units, which are 80p gold. I run 2 of the 300's at home (pfSense, HTPC, and 2 of the Capstone 450's in both of my server boxes.) They have been great and are pretty cheap too.
Death666Angel - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link"80 Plus Gold (92% efficiency)"
Just to elaborate:
80 Plus Gold requires 87%/90%/87% efficiency on 115V 20%/50%/100% load and 88%/92%/88% efficiency on 230V 20%/50%/100% load. So not quite 92% for all the US based readers. :)
@Bobs: How is that name unfortunate?