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Lepa G1000-MA 1000-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review

Lepa proves they have what it takes to compete with the heavy hitters in the PSU market, this time with the G1000-MA 1000W power supply.

| 80 PLUS Gold PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 10, 2012 9:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Lepa

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Introduction

 

Hopefully by now our readers are familiar with the Lepa brand. We have taken a look at a few of its power supplies and have been pleased with what we have seen.

 

This should be expected though as the company is Enermax's own house brand of power supplies and are essentially rebranded units with different fan grills and logos. Aside from that, you can expect no differences from a Lepa branded power supply and one from Enermax, with the exception of a few extra goodies in the box.

 

The unit we have on the test bench today is the Lepa G1000-MA. It is a 1000W power supply rated at 80 PLUS Gold efficiency with both native a modular cabling. After taking a look at the unit, we came to realize that it is simply a rebrand of the Enermax Revolution87+ which we reviewed here.

 

The difference seems to be that this time around, Lepa also changed the case. As such, we expect it to perform almost identical to what we saw before and would be disappointed otherwise.

 

 

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

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I/O specifications remain unchanged from the Revolution87+. The Lepa G1000 features four 12V rails. Each is rated for 30A while the share a combined maximum load of 83A or 996W. Both the 3.3V and 5V rails are rated for 24A with a combined maximum output of 120W. The G1000 also features a standard 3A 5VSB rail. Total combined maximum output for the G1000 is 1000W.

 

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One of the things that you will often see with house brands is that features will often be removed from the product. It isn't something that Lepa seems to do; at least as far as performance features are concerned. The G1000 features a full set of protections, including Over Temperature Protection. All cables are sleeved, both native and modular. The unit is rated for 80 PLUS Gold efficiency and 100% continuous output at 50C.

 

The Lepa G1000-MA has an MSRP of $209.99. That is $30 cheaper than what the power supply retailed for under the Enermax name. At the time of writing this article, the price was even cheaper over at Newegg and could be had for $179.99 after $30 mail-in rebate and free shipping. That makes it one of the cheapest 80 PLUS Gold power supplies on the market. Unfortunately, Lepa only offers a three year warranty on its power supplies which is very strange considering the same power supply from Enermax carries a five year warranty.

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