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KoHaN69
09-18-2005, 07:59 PM
http://www.bjorn3d.com/Material/ReviewImages/Ultra_500Wxconnect/ULT31554_LR_2.jpg

:banana:

Got it in Fry's, ~$30 after rebates, should I keep it? :stick:
(I have a 300W generic PSU)

:fact:

bjorn 3d likes 'em (http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=711&pageID=1087)


i have lanprty ultra d, venice 3000, x800

and yes, i OC, and NO, im not spending $100 on the ocz powestream :nono:

[XC] leviathan18
09-18-2005, 08:01 PM
before 2005 they were GREAT psu now they are not that great.... better than generic is for sure

KoHaN69
09-18-2005, 08:07 PM
before 2005 they were GREAT psu now they are not that great.... better than generic is for sure

What do you mean before '05?

I;m looking at teh box of the psu, and it says

(c) 2004 Ultra Computer Products, Inc.



Did I hit a jackpot? :D

Squid_Spit
09-18-2005, 09:27 PM
Before 2005 Ultra X Connects were decent now they're pretty much trash, about the same level with Aspire. For $30 then keep it, it'll better than your generic.

KoHaN69
09-18-2005, 09:29 PM
Before 2005 Ultra X Connects were decent now they're pretty much trash, about the same level with Aspire. For $30 then keep it, it'll better than your generic.

Do you mean if it was MADE before 2005, or that now, in 2005 the other power supplies are superior to it?

:confused:

Major_A
09-18-2005, 10:38 PM
They mean that the company used to make decent power supplies. However, currently they are not as good as they were before. Get it?

KoHaN69
09-18-2005, 10:51 PM
They mean that the company used to make decent power supplies. However, currently they are not as good as they were before. Get it?

Yes, but the box of this oen says (C) 2004

:stick:

Squid_Spit
09-19-2005, 02:02 AM
The Box doesn't mean anything, example my A64 is a week 23 of 2005 yet on the box it says 2004 Advanced Micro Devices.....................

mnewxcv
09-19-2005, 10:08 AM
yeah much better than generic, test out the rails and if they suck rma till u get a good one.

cmay119
09-19-2005, 10:14 AM
What they are trying to tell you, is with todays demanding hardware, the Ultra-X 500w PSU is not going to handle it very well. The PSU is about low/middle of the pack when it comes to quality PSU's. Hence why they're selling it for only for $30

mnewxcv
09-19-2005, 10:14 AM
ill take it off your hands.

KoHaN69
09-19-2005, 11:02 AM
ill take it off your hands.

lol... its ok, i can use it ;)

I;m not sure whats the amps/rail on this one, but 500w sounds nicer than 340w, and i like the idea of modstream (connecting each cable to the psu to avoid clogging)

Why do most people look dwon on modstream, like even the ocz modstream?

and this psu is still $60+ online

mnewxcv
09-19-2005, 12:09 PM
i want it tho lol. my 350w sucks! help me power my fx-51! plz! lol

Dave in Daytona
09-21-2005, 04:19 PM
Ultra PSU's suck, they are junk, that being true, there are worse one's out there.
I wouldn't trust in in more than a print-server, but it sure beats a 580W, $16 PowMax! :toast:

KoHaN69
11-27-2005, 06:01 PM
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1158142#post1158142

up for sale :D