Date: May 14th, 2008
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Ultra
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PRODUCT FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
-Supports AMD and Intel Motherboards
-Low Acoustic Noise
-Meets ATX Version 2.2, v1.3, and
-ATX 12V Version 2.2 Specifications
-Short Circuit Protection
-In-Rush Current Protection
-Thermal Overload Cutoff Protection
-MTBF > 100,000 Hours at Full Load,
-110VAC and 25°C Ambient Condition
-FCC and UL Recognized
Besides being modular, the cabling itself is a bit different. Ultra calls it FlexForce, which translates into a flat, flexible cable that's easier to work with and tuck away inside a case. Less wires obstructing airflow equals a cooler case.
Expect to shell out around $200 for this PSU. While not exactly pocket change, it is designed to be used with high end systems and providing power to all that expensive hardware is important. The box is pleasing to the eye and features a flip up panel that lists the features.
Inside the box are the PSU, instruction booklet, and a smaller box containing modular cables, screws, and a power cord.
PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Previous incarnations of the X-series power supplies had a shiny titanium finish. With the X3 Ultra decided to go with a darker, almost black finish but kept the sleek mirror look. Personally, I like this color better.
A single 135mm fan provides cooling. The black fan blades and grill compliment the outside casing nicely, adding to the attractive look.