Originally Posted by Marin
When reviews and other user experience points to it being bad, it's usually bad. Everything has an exception.
True, but the general public is also dumb.
Like a guy that goes out and buys a Kia because it's got the best warranty around and his friend said they last forever. Then 3 years later he's getting it towed to the junkyard because the warranty is null on his 'specific situation' and it's not worth fixing.
Most 'reviews' of things nowadays are done by people who don't know jack
You have to look for the people who know what they are talking about
Enter--> Johnny Guru. Extreme torture tester of PSUs, calls my PSU a Tier 2 PSU. And then someone reads a best buy review or buy.com review, and suddenly my PSU is a 'crap unit'.
People told me P5N-E board was 'crap board' when I bought it. I started a thread on it, and now that thread is over 800 pages. Beats the second most popular Intel Mobo thread by hundreds of pages. And that board is a sister-board of the P5N-E.
The OP asked 'Does ULTRA make good PSU's?'
The simple answer nowadays is yes, but they didn't used to.
Sorry if I seem to be venting - but I am sick of people making accusations before they know the whole truth.