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Ultra X-Connect 500W PSU

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by The_Pope, 29 Jul 2004.

  1. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    Read the full review (http://www.bit-tech.net/review/338) and post your thoughts below:
     
  2. LoneArchon

    LoneArchon What's a Dremel?

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    Antec is coming out with a similar one i saw a preview over at toms hardware Guide Antec Neopower 480 Right now it is at the top of there home page. But This one look like it is more flexable in terms of # connectors :D
     
  3. LoneArchon

    LoneArchon What's a Dremel?

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    Just Looked over at www.Tigerdirect.com they have it on sale for 129.99. They have 3 case colors Titanium Black Titanium and Titanium Blue
     
  4. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    Yeah, but if you look at the Antec sales sheet PDF, their cables look just like standard PSU cables, whereas this one has l33t0r braided / sleeved cables :rock:
     
  5. Philot

    Philot What's a Dremel?

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    I've been looking around for modular PSU's lately. I love the looks of the Ultra, I just don't have that kind of $$$ !


    LoneArchon:
    Thanks for the pointer on the Antec. They didn't sleeve the cables?!! What the hell were they thinking?! They better change their minds before they go to production.



    Since I'm such a cheap *******, I'm trying to work out the best way to convert an regular PSU. I'm putting together something now that I think will work for me. I'll try to get some pics up soon. I'm not one much for polish, but it might give people some ideas they can use.

    [edit:]
    Here's a post describing my first attempt at a similar mod.
     
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  6. Twitch

    Twitch What's a Dremel?

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    Well it has a lot of amp's to the 12 volt rail, you could probably use this as a psu for a peltier, so long as not many things are also running on it.

    But if you were just going to use it for a peltier power supply, then you would probably just go with a meanwell... Never mind.
     
  7. Lorquis

    Lorquis lorquisSpamCount++;

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    Typo AHOY!

    On Page 4...


    Nice article tho :thumb:
     
  8. Deviate

    Deviate What's a Dremel?

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    I've been looking at the modular PSU's lately as well. The Antec Neopower does look nice.

    Pros:
    Antec name....means a lot from past PSUs
    120 MM fan...more air less noise
    Good stable lines

    Cons:
    Non-braided cables

    And newegg seem to have it for $120 right now. But that's still alot of money to spend on a power supply just so it can be modular. My Enermax is kind of modular since I modded it...maybe I should just try to operate on it a little more and save the 120 bucks.
     
  9. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    thx, corrected. :thumb:
     
  10. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    Wow. I can't wait to mod (or see a modded) one of these! :idea:
     
  11. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    Frozen CPU have them as well in all colors, titanium, titanium black, and titanium blue.
     
  12. LoneArchon

    LoneArchon What's a Dremel?

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    I want to buy one but i just got my super flower with a 140mm fan not to long ago. I had frozencpu sleeve it for me. Look at lot better than when I did it to a thermaltake 480 :D
     
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    *mat-ster* What's a Dremel?

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    will889 What's a Dremel?

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    BvBart What's a Dremel?

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    May be old by now, but just for linkages sake... Ultra is offering up the free SATA cables here.
     
  16. jetsetjimbo

    jetsetjimbo Up-up and away

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    These really do look pretty cool! I actually saw them a few days before the review and wondered what they were like.

    I wonder if they'll be compatible with BTX... is it just a case of producing a different lead or is the technologhy required different?
     
  17. Burned_Alive

    Burned_Alive What's a Dremel?

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    Anywhere in the UK that sells these?
     
  18. jetsetjimbo

    jetsetjimbo Up-up and away

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    I have seen these forsale on a Uk based website, before the review in fact but I can't for the life of me find them again!
     
  19. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    I'm checking to see if I can get an official list of retaillers for you.
     
  20. jetsetjimbo

    jetsetjimbo Up-up and away

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    It was Extreme Prometeia where I saw them but they don't stock them any longer. I mailed and this is the reply I got:

    'Hello James that's right until we found out they didn't support Active
    PFC.
    We had to pull the entire range unfortunately. Ultra have promised UK
    spec
    units in due course but we have yet to see anything. If you find them
    anywhere else in the UK be aware that they it is illegal to sell them.'

    So basically they can't legally be sold in the UK without PFC... :sigh:
     
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