Lepa B-Series 850W - The Leopard Attacksby Martin Kaffei on December 15, 2011 12:00 PM EST
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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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Arbie - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkRebate good through 12 Jan.
krylon - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...
$40 MIR card
JarredWalton - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkThanks -- updated with additional pricing info.
SanLouBlues - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkDid your text to speech eat your words? What does this mean? (Bottom of the first page)
justaviking - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkI was also wondering WHY that comment was made.
Are they out of balance?
Are the edges (from plastic injection molding, for example) ragged?
Do they have an uneven finish or surface texture?
And most importantly, is this anything that will affect performance?
Will dust collect on it more than usual, or will it result in more noise, or something like that?
JarredWalton - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkI'll be honest, I edit Martin's articles quite heavily since he's not a native English speaker, and I wasn't quite sure what he was referring to here. Hopefully he can respond with additional information. :-)
iamkyle - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkHe is probably referring to the fact that the blades are indeed poorly shapen, or have rough edges. Globe fans are NOT known for their quality.
JarredWalton - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - linkThat's sort of what I thought, but I didn't want to read too much into it without personally seeing the fan.
Martin Kaffei - Friday, December 16, 2011 - linkIt's my fault.
"Rough edges" would be the correct description.
Thanks a lot for your help.
Arbie - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link
I put a bottom-mounted PSU with a 50cm Main cable in a popular mid-tower case. That cable would barely reach the mobo connection (near the ouput panel).
People have been complaining for years about these cable lengths, with bottom-mount PSUs. It's amazing that the vendor engineers remain clueless. Of course more wire costs more money, but an extra one or two inches would put this supply on a lot more buyer's short lists. As it is, I have to pass on it.