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LEPA MaxBron 700W PSU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by deltatux, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Hey guys,

    I'm due for a PSU upgrade (thinking of a GPU upgrade later this year), my PSU is almost 4 years old. It's an old OCZ ModXStream Pro (the one in my signature). My local computer store recommended the LEPA MaxBron 700W modular PSU. I haven't heard of LEPA before but they told me that's the PSU that they recommend everyone and what they use in their rigs.

    Here's the PSU output table:
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    LEPA's website: http://www.lepausa.com/maxbron.php

    Thought I want to run it by you guys before buying it. It's going for $60 so I thought it's a good deal.

    Let me know what you guys think.

    Cheers,
    deltatux
     
  2. clawhamer

    clawhamer Ancient Guru

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    Not for me, thanks.

    I'd rather spend a bit more and get a lower watt higher quality unit; for example, a 600w Seasonic.
     
  3. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    From what I have read from YT Comments on a Video done by Newegg TV about this PSU and models above and below it. That Some Lepa PSUs are just OEMs of Enermax.
     
  4. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    and is that a good or bad thing?

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  5. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    It is a good thing because Enermax is a good company for PSUs.
     
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  6. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Is there a reason why or is it because the brand isn't well known?

    That's good, so would you recommend that I get this PSU or is there something better for the price range?

    Cheers,
    deltatux
     
  7. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    I would look for something better in the price range and if you cant find anything then you can fall back and purchase this PSU.
     
  8. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Any suggestions? Haven't been looking at PSUs for a while.

    Preferably something in the 600 - 700W range, around $60 - 80 (max).

    Please let me know.

    Cheers,
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  9. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    EVGA also makes good PSUs from what have read and seen with other gurus. And here is one that might fit your budget just fine.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438014
     
  10. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Looks good. I'm looking to put in a GTX 760 or a Radeon R9 270. Do you think that's enough power for these two GPUs? or should I get at least 650W?

    Cheers,
    deltatux
     

  11. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    Are you planning on SLIing or Crossfire Xing in the future? Or just run single cards?
    Just 1 card of either the r9 270 or 760 you should be fine but if you plan on Xfire or SLI you will need more power.
     
  12. Darkest

    Darkest Ancient Guru

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    EVGA's are Superflower designs, some of the best PSU's you can buy on the market at the moment. A decent 550-650w unit would power either of those cards just fine, although I'd aim for a 280 or 280x over the 270. The 280 is the direct competitor to the 760. You'll want at least a 750w unit if you plan to go multi-gpu with those cards in the future.
     
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  13. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    Lepa is Enermax sister brand, kinda like Asrock is to Asus.

    Imo you cant go wrong with it, although I would go with at least silver 80plus model.
     
  14. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    I don't intend to CrossFire or SLi, the set up is messy and I don't need more power draw if I don't have to. Plus, got no money for such fancy set ups lol.

    So LEPA is good? Not sure to jump on the LEPA or the EVGA that's been suggested.

    EDIT: Looks like the EVGA 600B's OEM is HEC/Compucase, are they any good?

    Thoughts?

    Cheers,
    deltatux
     
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