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LEPA G500-MA 500 Watt Power Supply Review - Cabling Arrangement & A Look Inside

We put LEPA through our PSU test gauntlet for the first time with the 500W G500-MA power supply.

| Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 3, 2011 3:34 am
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: LEPA

Cabling Arrangement

 

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LEPA's G500-MA comes out of the box with a great selection of cables and connectors. Both the 24-pin Main and ATX 4+4 cables are native to the power supply. The modular cables consist of a single PCI-E cable that has dual 8-pin connectors and three peripheral cables with six SATA, six Molex and one FDD connectors.

 

For those that are really paying attention, there are two additional modular connectors for peripheral cables and one additional PCI-E modular connection on the front of the power supply. Should you require more cables and connectors, these can be purchased from LEPA.

 

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As is often the case with Enermax based power supplies, the rail distribution is somewhat unconventional so that the rails are automatically load balanced without the user having to think about it. The first 12V rail provides power to the 24-pin main and ATX 4+4 connectors. The second 12V rail supplies power to half of each of the modular PCI-E connectors. Finally, we have the third 12V rail which supplies the remainder of the PCI-E power and all of the power for peripherals.

 

A Look Inside

 

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Popping the top off the G500-MA reveals a very open layout with ample cooling for a 500W power supply.

 

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Checking out the primary side, we find a single Matsushita capacitor. For those that are unaware, Matsushita is more commonly known as Panasonic and these are Japanese made capacitors.

 

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Moving on towards the secondary side, we find several Nippon Chemi-con capacitors present.

 

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Cooling off the G500-MA is the 140mm Power Cooler fan, model PD142512W-0AB.

 

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