Originally Posted by shinji2k
He was commenting on the Apevia the OP linked which doesn't have any pci-e connectors. Yours may have two pci-e connectors, but I wouldn't use that PSU with anything that would need them both. From testing, we know it can only provide ~550W combined as seen here: http://jonnyguru.com/modules.php?nam...=Story&reid=78
and the 12V combined output is only 310W. 310W is horrible for a 680W PSU, or even a 550W PSU. Plus, regulation and efficiency is poor. Unfortunately, this review was done before Jon started doing more complete reviews and ripple measurements are left out. It probably wouldn't have helped it's case anyway.
It does suck to hear about Ultra screwing you. What was their reason for not honoring the warranty?
Well, they said that they would not honor the warranty if I don't have the reciept. I bought the supply in 2007, needless to say I have not been able to find it yet.
The only place that I remembered buying it from when I asked for a copy of invoice said that I ordered one but cancelled the order....I think that they just don't have proper record keeping much like myself.
Anyways, I have the original box warranty manual etc.; other manufactures such as OCZ & Asus never even ask for a receipt instead for the serial number and that's it...most of Asus products only carry a 3-year warranty.
Go figure a lifetime warranty from Ultra does'nt even last 13 months!
Funny how they also don't make the same model anymore either.
If I had the money I would buy the new Koolance liquid-cooled psu as it would solve the power limiting issues as well as no fan sounds.
Right now with my Aqua Computer 360xt, I have near quiet from it's fans...the 3870x2s' and the two psu fans are the loud ones. The fans in the VapoChill LS are as quiet as the 360xt's.
Anyways, if I can't find the receipt then I'm screwed out of $150...and again I will never buy anything from Ultra ever~!!!
Ultra power supply units are sold to people one the lifetime and it's just a scam...nothing is worse than a company that does'nt do what it claims.