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by Rob Williams on April 18, 2005 in Power Supplies

Case clutter has been a problem with computers forever, especially with PSU cables lying all over the place. Ultra promises to solve this problem, by allowing you to only use the cables you need. The X-Connect PSU includes other cool features as well. You can read about them in our review.

Introduction

    Specifications:

  • High-Gloss Mirror Finish
  • Modular Cable Connection System
  • UV Reactive Shielded Cables
  • Dual 80mm Fans
  • Low Acoustic Noise
  • Price: $89.99US

It’s not too often that a product is released, where the thought, “Why the heck wasn’t this done a long time ago?”, comes to mind. With the X-Connect, it’s the very first thing that came to mind. The obvious selling point of this PSU, is the fact that all the included cables are Modular, and can be removed or added whenever you need.

How ugly are the standard power cables that we see in the majority of power supplies today. Ultra also has that in mind, and made sure that their cables would be far from ugly. Let’s look further into the features of this unique PSU.

Features

Rather than being a plain Jane power supply, this particular one has many great qualities. Pictures I took hardly compare to the official pictures below. The surface has a high-gloss mirror finish, and looks fantastic. Very, very easy to get your fingerprints on it :)

Since Ultra released the X-Connect, and made the Modular Cable system really stand out, there have been other manufacturers using the idea and implementing ito their PSU’s. This is no doubt one of the best things to ever come to a PSU.. it just makes sense. Having cables that you can remove or add whenever you want, can really cut down on the clutter inside your case.

The X-Connect will likely come with everything you need, including a S-ATA cable, which was not included when the PSU first launched. Here is an official list of the connections the PSU has:

  • 1x 20-Pin Main Power
  • 1x 6-Pin AUX (Xeon) Power
  • 1x 4-Pin 12V (P4)
  • 6x 4-Pin Peripheral
  • 1x Floppy
  • 1x SATA Power Adapter


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1. Introduction
2. Further Look
3. Installation
4. Conclusion