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my previous psu was an ultra and I loved it, works fine to this day in my other rig.
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my xconnect is perfectly fine. the only complaint i have is the length of the cables.
 
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Well thats the samething with most of the DFI mobo touchy lil mother boards untill now people still having issue with the ram slot, does that mean its poor testing too? no it isnt, in every part u buy just reacts different...
That's a completely different issue though. That's comparing a defective PSU to a picky motherboard. The motherboard doesn't not work, it's just designed to work better with certain types of memory, and there are reasons for it.


Also, to add to the thread. I bought the Ultra X-finity, reading reviews that say it was okay. I posted on DFI-street with a question about a stability problem, and the answer I got was the ultra x-finity. I'm now having more problems, and am still suspecting the PSU.

In my opinion, Ultra is a completely unreliable company. The x-connects or x-finitys that people get with "rock solid" rails. Well, they got lucky.
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That's a completely different issue though. That's comparing a defective PSU to a picky motherboard. The motherboard doesn't not work, it's just designed to work better with certain types of memory, and there are reasons for it.


Also, to add to the thread. I bought the Ultra X-finity, reading reviews that say it was okay. I posted on DFI-street with a question about a stability problem, and the answer I got was the ultra x-finity. I'm now having more problems, and am still suspecting the PSU.

In my opinion, Ultra is a completely unreliable company. The x-connects or x-finitys that people get with "rock solid" rails. Well, they got lucky.
How can the psu be defective when i've been using it for more than 6 months now 24/7, while the dfi mobo u have to buy extra stuff jsut to make it work? This is how i see it. a mother board is build to work with any type of products that was made for it regardless of BRAND. (memory and psu) dfi does nto recommend ultra but i tried mines and it was working fine, however when i tried my ultra-d with a g.skills pc4800 and seasonic i encountered so many problems mainly the mobo wont power up with the seasonic, 2nd my overclock was lower compare to my msi and this is with geil value ram.. an ultra PSU was made to power up a mobo regardless of "BRAND" which one is defective now?
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How can the psu be defective when i've been using it for more than 6 months now 24/7, while the dfi mobo u have to buy extra stuff jsut to make it work? This is how i see it. a mother board is build to work with any type of products that was made for it regardless of BRAND. (memory and psu) dfi does nto recommend ultra but i tried mines and it was working fine, however when i tried my ultra-d with a g.skills pc4800 and seasonic i encountered so many problems mainly the mobo wont power up with the seasonic, 2nd my overclock was lower compare to my msi and this is with geil value ram.. an ultra PSU was made to power up a mobo regardless of "BRAND" which one is defective now?
I didn't say that every PSU made by Ultra is defective. I was simply pointing out that you were comparing an inconsistency(resulting in defective PSUs) to a picky motherboard.

I didn't mean any offense, so there's no reason to switch to combat stance here, buddy. I was simply saying that you're comparing two different variables. One is a motherboard that leans toward specific brands, timings, wattage, etc., and the other is a PSU that is commonly found dead after a period of time.

Like I said, I'm not saying that this happens to every Ultra PSU. I'm saying that it is common though.

In addition, your lower overclock may have had to do with RAM timings, which require a ton of work to tweak with the Lanparty.

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a mother board is build to work with any type of products that was made for it regardless of BRAND. (memory and psu)
It has nothing to do with brand. It has to do with the way these brands make their products, what chips they use, their timings, etc. That point was completely invalid.



Basically, I don't want to start an argument. All I was saying was that you were comparing a picky motherboard to a commonly defective PSU.
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Oooops my bad did'nt mean to sound mean , i wasnt being combatant or anything. sorry. anwyays i found the review thanks to all who replied.
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Oooops my bad did'nt mean to sound mean , i wasnt being combatant or anything. sorry. anwyays i found the review thanks to all who replied.
Yeah np dude.
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Seriously? Mine been working fine since I bought it..
Mine too, no problems at all with a Titiaium finish!
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ok im going to lay this down like it needs to be ... any psu with modular connectors is crap .. its a gimmick for people who dont know any better.

the pins that are used in the modular plugs have a very low capacity to pass current. You’re losing power through those pins. It’s electrical resistance between the male and the female part of the pin, to the extent that the voltage drop in just the pins is equivalent to about two feet of wire. The effect is that modular power supplies, everything else being equal, are capable of about 10% less power than power supplies without modular plugs. And that’s under ideal conditions. In real life it gets worse because the pins loosen, corrode, and burn. Over time the resistance builds up. A year down the road, a guy could be running his system and all of a sudden it stops working reliably, and he has no way of knowing that the reason is because the pin inside that modular plug has become corroded or burned. This technique has been out for about six months, but people are going to find that the reliability is a massive failure point. Also, especially given the way people pull their harnesses around and tie them down, it creates a lot of stress on those pins. So instead of the pins having full 100% contact surface to surface, in most cases those pins are only touching maybe 10% or 30% of their surface area. What’s rated for 5A going through those pins, in reality if the pins aren’t making good contact, your rating’s down to maybe 3A, and with that much constriction, those pins just heat up, and it gets worse. For real pros in the industry, no way would they specify that kind of arrangement. This is a consumer-oriented gimmick.
    
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