by Greg King on July 5, 2007 in Power Supplies
It’s hard to find someone who can fully utilize a 1Kw power supply, while 800W seems to be a sweet spot for most high-end rigs. We are taking a look at two such power supplies from Ultra, the X-Finity and X-Pro.
In the name of voiding warranties and owning noobs, we open up the unit and inspect what we can see. With a rather large heatsink running almost the entire length of the interior, the pair of fans that move air across this heatsink should prove adequate in keeping the power supply cool in any situation.
Moving to the rear of the unit, we see one of the two fans that are used to keep the power supply cool. Directly to the side of the fan, we have the power connector and a switch.
Around the other side of the Ultra, we find another fan and the point where the cables exit the unit itself. In the follow two pictures, we can see the same angle on both the X-Finity and the X-Pro. Notice the difference in the material used to coat the cables.
On the top, we see a sticker giving us all the information that one might need about the power regulation of the power supply. Also found here is a warning stating that should this unit malfunction, please don’t try to repair it yourself, and for godâ€™s sake, if you do, unplug it.
Regardless of the rated power, no power supply is worth its weight if you canâ€™t connect it to your PC. To help out in this regard, Ultra has given the X-Pro and X-Finity power supplies their fare share of connectors.
- 1 x 20+4 pin power connector
- 1 x 8 pin (4+4) pin auxiliary connector
- 4 x SATA power connectors
- 2 x 6 pin PCI-E power connectors
- 8 x 4 pin Molex power connectors
- 2 x FDD floppy power connectors
As we mentioned in the last power supply review, there really isnâ€™t anything to installing one into a case so we wonâ€™t go much into detail. We will however talk about our testing procedures and how we come to our conclusions.