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Well thought i would ask you guys is the ultra x4 series still not as well built as the x3 series or did the improved them. Or should i just get an x3 series and be done with it
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The x4 is a step up. My x3 is working great. =)
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post #3 of 16
The X4 are still terribad, except for the 700W. Ultra have done nothing to change them since they were released; or if they did it would have been to reduce costs further. Still stay away.
post #4 of 16
Honestly, how about neither?
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Originally Posted by bige83 View Post
Well thought i would ask you guys is the ultra x4 series still not as well built as the x3 series or did the improved them. Or should i just get an x3 series and be done with it
Almost all of the Ultra x4 units & Ultra x3 units have low 12v capacities for modern units and are inefficient.
On top of that, most of them do not feature Temp Controlled fans, and thus run loud above 50% load most of the time.

The prices on them are also way over board.

Though the Ultra x3 / x4 500w & 600w are not bad units, they are also nothing to write home about being Over-rated Andyson FM Series units.

It's best to avoid most of Ultra's products as they only units they have on the market that are appropriately priced are the LSX-650 & LSX-750.

LS & LSP units are over-rated, poorly built units. The x4 400w is a terribly built, over-rated unit.

The x3/x4 800w + units just perform, flat out "bland" with numbers that are just barely in spec in either Vreg or Ripple.
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Avoid at all costs, Ultra never did me any good when I bought the X3 1000W. Failed to handle SLI 280's and a slight overclock on a Q9650.
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Avoid at all costs, Ultra never did me any good when I bought the X3 1000W. Failed to handle SLI 280's and a slight overclock on a Q9650.
The unit had the 12v capacity to do so. It was either a bad unit, or you did something wrong (IE: not plug in a modular connector all the way.)

Ultra x3 units (for the time) were competitive. The x4 line simply is not.
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post #8 of 16
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well i was looking at both x3 and x4 1000 or 1600 model but was thinking about going with the x3. and yes i know i don't need an 1600 watt but why not when your father-n-law is an electrician bedsides it would be freaking awesome to have. waste of money but awesome. Also do care about how efficient it is
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also thought about going with the corsair ax1200
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Avoid Ultra, its not worth it. The one I had in my old computer blew and sparked. Expensive fire~cracker these thing.
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