Ultra X-Connect 500W PSU

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by Rob Williams on April 18, 2005 in Cases & PSUs

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.

Conclusion


When the X-Connect was released late last year, there were a lot of skeptics. Ultra also had it’s share of problems with the release, including not bundling S-ATA Cables with the launch models. That was quickly taken care of though. There are a lot of people who are unsure if the cables have a ‘secure’ feel or not. I can say that they certainly do.. they feel sturdy, and fit in tightly.

One thing I would have liked to see, although it may not be that feasible, is to have a cable that allowed you to plug in your fans. A Y-Cable with two 3-Pin and one 4-Pin floppy connector would have been cool. That way, for older video cards like mine, I could plug it in, as well as two available fans. I am surprised that Ultra doesn’t sell an add-on cable like this, but of course, I may be the only one who could use one.

Overall, the X-Connect PSU is a fantastic power supply. The design and innovative features are great. I was discouraged a little when I seen the +12V rail hit 13.13 though. I don’t believe, with all my hardware even running at the same time, that it should hit that high.

If you want the inside of your PC to look tidy, and have a great looking PSU to boot, I recommend you look into the X-Connect. If Silvers not your bag, Ultra has many colors to choose from.

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    Pros

  • It looks gorgeous!
  • Cable connect system
  • Cables are reflective and sturdy
  • Comes in at a great price
    Cons:

  • +12V rail hit 13.13 during normal use


Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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