Originally Posted by white owl
"Ok. Is there anything better than Prime Ultra?"
Better on what terms? "Better" tends to imply there is some sort of criteria to be exceeded. You want better efficiency, ripple suppression, voltage regulation, wattage, etc...? The load tests are out there for all recent low to high end PSUs as long as it's a fairly common unit, shouldn't be hard to compare the Ultra's performance against the competition.
sorry, was on vacation, so a bit late with replies! By better I mean "lifetime", stability, noise, efficiency.. Do you have any idea where can I find those tests?
Originally Posted by KCDC
I have an ax 1500i, had a buggy Link dongle that caused looping restarts. Thankfully I had an extra that worked fine.
I get minor buzzing from some wall outlets as well, it was much worse in my old house with older wiring.
The Link software isn't super accurate when you want to read how much power your system is using. When I compare it to my kill-a-watt reader from the wall, it's normally off by a lot, especially at idle. For instance, when Link would read 40w at idle, the wall meter read 180 watts. It was a good idea, but it's not accurate for that specific purpose. Also their customer support is horrible. I used, and paid, for their express service to expedite a PSU RMA, but still took them over 2 months to replace my PSU, their staff was also horrible in helping me, I had to go through multiple people to get through to them. My system does run stable and perfectly fine on it considering what I'm running (on full load can get up to 1000w), so I have no reason to switch it out, but if I was, I wouldn't get another corsair PSU and research something better with better support behind their products. Probably a top shelf Seasonic or EVGA as many have already mentioned. Don't buy this PSU for the monitoring software.
oh damn, i'm so geeky about monitoring stuff