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hello. first, how is this psu? i know it is enough for my current rig, but i will be making some big changes soon, so i want future proof power. I have seen this psu at 299.00 and up, but this website has it for 199.00. Reviews of this website look promising, but what do you think?

http://www.directron.com/ult40064.html
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I have the 600W version. It works fine but that fan is a little noisy. Not an issue becuase I have other loud fans but if your goal is a quiet PC you should probably skip on this PSU. For the price thats great.
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Here is another positive review but also look at the Corsair HX 1000
Ultra 70 watts 12v
Corsair 80 watts 12v

http://reviews.pcapex.com/power_supp...wer_supply.php

http://www.corsair.com/products/hx1000.aspx

http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-hx10...207510101.html
Edited by jameskelsey - 5/26/08 at 1:58pm
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I have it. Super quiet and serves my needs
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post #5 of 15
Yup, it is a good psu for the price. Here are 2 well done (proper testing) reviews:
http://hardocp.com/article.html?art=...hlbnRodXNpYXN0
http://jonnyguru.com/modules.php?nam...=Story&reid=41

The PSU has 70A available on the 12V rail. There are some 1kW with 80A, but they are more expensive. They are ones like the Silverstone OP/DA 1000 and the CWT PUH psus like the Corsair HX1000, Thermaltake Toughpower 1000 and Xigmatek 1000. But the Ultra X3 is a good psu for the price and Directron has the lowest price I've seen.

edit- Forgot an 80A, the OCZ EliteXstream 1000

edit 2- The are some direct competitors to the Ultra like the Antec TPQ-1000. It also has 70A available and has similar performance (but slightly higher price). Silverstone also makes some nice 850W psus with 70A available like the the Zeus 850 and OP/DA850.
Edited by shinji2k - 5/26/08 at 2:21pm
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ok. sounds good. is this psu good for future purchases? how about with the new gt280 cards? Does it have enough connections for SLI? (i know the new cards require a 6-pin and 8-pin connection, but i only see one 8-pin connector on the psu).

Thanks.

EDIT: well while reading johnnyGuru review i noticed this:
Quote:
One nice thing about the X3 is that it has native support of the upcoming 8 pin PCI-e standard. No adaptors needed for this baby although as of now the 8 pin cables feed off a 6 pin plug on the unit. A little birdie tells me that Ultra has a redesign in the works which will put the 8 pins on native 8 pin plugs on the PSU body and two of the 6 pin cables will adapt down from them instead of it being the inverse as it is now. Does it make much of a difference? Not really owing to the fact that as of now the extra two pins on the 8 pin plugs are grounds. There's all this hoopla over the 8 pin handling more wattage when in fact there are still three 12V power leads and five grounds rather than three +12V and three grounds. The new standard will eventually implement a 12V sense where the new grounds reside. How this equals more power capacity I really don't understand but I suppose that better minds than mine have decided it will work so that's all that matters.
So i will plug a six-pin pcie into the PSu and it will have an 8-pin output connector? Am i correct?
Edited by Mmansueto - 5/26/08 at 7:17pm
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Regarding the 8-pin/6-pin question. The X3 comes with 4 6pin and 2 8pin. Their original design had 6pin plugs on the PSU, and then you used the included 6pin -> 8pin cables if you needed an 8pin. Ultra revised their design so the PSU had 8pin jacks and then if you needed a 6pin, you would use the included 8pin -> 6pin cable. The second way is a better way to implement cabling, but it's not like there was a real problem with the first design. Now I can't find any info on whether this revision has happened, Ultra's website still shows pictures of the old design. Either way you will be fine.

Regarding the gt280 sli, you should be fine. We know the TDP for those cards is ~240W. While that isn't it's exact power consumption, it does give us a good idea of what it will be and it should be around 240W. I would feel comfortable with the Ultra or other 70A psus when paired with an OCed quad and gt280 sli, but more is almost always better so if you can afford it, an 80A psu would be a slightly safer bet. For example, this OP1000 is a great deal for the same price as the Ultra after rebates and it has 80A (it is an awfully big rebate and I hate rebates so I can understand if you passed that up for the Ultra). But honestly, we are just guessing until we get some actual power consumption numbers, hopefully someone else can offer an opinion.
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post #8 of 15
Yeah, I ordered a X3 from directron.com...

It looks like a good PSU... however it is too big to fit in my apevia case....

BTW directron.com's shipping service... well... just sucks
I ordereded it.. 3 days later they called to verify the credit...
2 days later it shipped.....
3 days later it got here....(yes 8 days I waited....) (and the box looked like ace ventura delivered it)

My parts from newegg came after 3 days... I had to find another PSU to test with.
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I went with the corsair (hardocp reviewed both extensively, the x3 was considered good, the corsair great) but the x3 is cheaper.
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ultra's customer support is really good as well. I know first hand. If i ever got another psu it would be an Ultra.

I guess I'm a loyal customer.
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