Appearance, Cables and Connectors

The whole housing is coated with a shiny black finish. The fan grille with a Lepa logo in the middle is silver, and both sides of the case bear Lepa logo. Apart from the 24-pin cable the cable sleeving is unimpressive. As usual the ventilation holes are honeycombed and a large power switch is located next to the AC input. On the front are modular cable connectors, color coded for PCIe (red) and peripherals (black). In addition there is a chart for all the pin allocations. The depth of the device is 16cm, which is normal for a power supply with modular cables.

Cables and Connectors

 

Main 24-pin 50cm fixed
ATX12V/EPS12V 4+4-pin 60cm fixed, 8-pin 60cm fixed
PCIe 2x 6/8-pin (50, 65cm), 2x 6/8-pin (50, 65cm), 2x 6/8-pin (50, 65cm) all modular
Peripheral 3x SATA, 1x HDD (45, 60, 75, 80cm), 3x SATA, 1x HDD (45, 60, 75, 90cm) all modular
2x SATA, 1x HDD ( 45, 60, 75 cm), 2x SATA, 1x HDD ( 45, 60, 75 cm) all modular

Both CPU cables along with the large motherboard connector are fixed, and the 60cm ATX12V/EPS12V cables are reasonably long. Lepa includes six 6/8-pin PCIe connectors, two on each cable. The FDD connector is a separate adapter that splits off a Molex connector if needed; there are only four Molex connectors available, so if you need an FDD connector in addition to several Molex connectors you'll have to purchase a splitter. There are four SATA/Molex cable harnesses, each with one Molex connector on the end. The total number of SATA connectors on the other hand is a satisfying 10, which should be more than enough for most users.

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  • IvanChess - Friday, December 16, 2011 - link

    I had to buy a 4" 4+4pin to 4+4pin extender for my power supply when I bought a new case with a bottom mount. Fortunately I can route that cable behind the motherboard tray so you never see it. Reply
  • JonnyDough - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    Enermax Liberty PSUs die right after the 3 year mark, almost within a month of each other....

    I'll be sticking with higher end PSUs, and going for the 80+ gold. For the money, they are well worth it.
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  • Sabresiberian - Friday, December 16, 2011 - link

    Others will disagree, and I don't blame them; you could spend double the amount on a high end 850W PSU. Three times the $80 figure.

    However, when I'm building a rig that requires I use a PSU with this much capacity to supply power, I'm not looking to save money as my first priority; I'm looking to supply the highest quality power to components I'm going to push hard through overclocking. I'm looking to install 2 (at least) high end video cards. My philosophy is that it's worth another $100-$150 to have the best available in that situation.

    For a build that's never going to see parts pushed hard and doesn't require more than 600W, I can certainly see saving some money with a budget PSU you have read a decent review of .

    I give Lepa large amounts of credit though for producing a PSU that will be attractively priced to builders that may not know better than to judge by anything but price, and still give them a decent PSU. Every good one helps put the bad ones out of business.

    ;)
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