LEPA is still a relatively new brand to the PSU market, but they have been working to make a name for themselves. Back in April of this year, Oklahoma Wolf had the pleasure of torturing their G1600-MA unit. With the dual SM-268’s leading the way, he hammered that monster with 1586W and managed to pull 1831W from the wall. The G1600-MA held its ground firmly and commanded a final score of 9.5, which is right up there with some of the best we’ve reviewed. Will the G1000-MA give us the same kind of results? Well, let’s jump in and find out.
SUPPLIED BY: LEPA
PRODUCT: G1000-MA 1000W
PROD LINK: G1000-MA Product Page
PRICE: $209.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at the time of testing!
Looking at our retail packaging, we can see that LEPA has decided to keep it simple on the front of the box. We are provided with just a few of the key features this unit has to offer.
- 80 PLUS Gold Certified
- LLC Resonant And DC-DC Topologies
- Modular Cable Design
- ErP Lot 6 Support
Now we’re cooking!
Along the top left, we find several features listed.
- Surpassing 80 Plus Gold level
- Hybrid Modular Cabling Design makes system upgrade and replacement easy
- 135mm ball bearing fan with thermal programmed speed controller delivers silent, cool operation
- Honeycomb-shaped ventilation design increases airflow and keeps power supply cool
- Solid State Capacitors and 100% 105°C Japanese Grade A Electrolytic Capacitors provide great reliability
- DC-to-DC Converter Design ensures system stability
- LLC Resonant Converter Topology achieves high efficiency
- Zero Voltage Switch (ZVS) topology provides superior performance and reliability
- Dual Sided PCB design synergizes PCB layout
- Four powerful +12V rails with high maximum loads offer great compatibility with heavy-duty graphics cards
- Compliance with EU ErP Lot 6 2013 standards (lower than 0.5W power consumption at standby mode)
- Over Power, Over Current, Over Voltage, Under Voltage, Over Temperature, Short-circuit protection provide great safety to your system
- ATX12V version 2.3 and EPS12V version 2.92 compliant
Just below the features list and images, we have the connectors list. Although this is good information to have, I feel they are leaving us hanging a little. They fail to mention that a few of the cables split from a main cable and could be an issue in some situations.
They even provide a nice little bit of information for those that don’t know what they have in their hands “This is a computer power supply. For more information, please visit our website.”. The downside is they failed to provide the actual address.
Moving on, at the upper right corner we find the power input and output information. With LEPA’s table setup, they do provide us with most of the figures we need, but I think going with the standard table setup and listing all of the amperage and wattage info would work better.
Upon opening the box, I noticed one thing I didn’t really like. Just look at the cardboard we can see that there are several scuff marks in it. This gives me the impression that things have been moving around a little during shipping.
Here we have all four pieces of the cardboard removed.
As we can see by looking at the right corner of the unit, there was movement. Thankfully, it was minimal and the cardboard took the abuse leaving some debris on the PSU that did wipe off easily. I would rather have it like the G1600-MA’s packaging, or go back to the old method.
With everything removed from the box, we can see that we have the G1000-MA, a 14 AWG gauge power cord, a bag of modular cables, a bag of four screws, and the User’s Manual.
The User’s Manual leaves us with a lot to be desired. LEPA provides us with one page of info per language. Although the cover says it covers 12 different languages, the contents only cover 11 languages. We have no specification information, no cable information, no connector information, just a precaution, installation steps, and a simple troubleshooting section.
Finally, we have a look at the LEPA G1000-MA itself, which I must say does look pretty good with its spattered matte finish.