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Old 10-29-2005, 02:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yeah...fry's. I might still go with it. Because I'm not planning on being on the computer 24/7. All the hardware review places give it really good ratings, too.

In response to pzero's post, I would buy antec if I had the budget for it, but I can't spend $100 on the power supply alone.
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Old 10-29-2005, 02:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Omg How did I not see this topic.

Ok ultra, is so ****ty, sure it may look cool, but thats the whole sell, X-connects are like 2-4 pounds which is very light for a PSU meaning they use crappy components. == Cheap.

It also didn't kill my whole system, just a HD, which is 1 dead part to many, needless to say my X-connect is being used as a paperweight now. A bad one at that.
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is the X-connect the PSU were you can choose which wires to plug into or seomthing? i saw it on maximum PC it looks retarded....
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Don't get an Antec. I've seen them undervolt 12v rails. For the buck the ePower Puma II is the best IMO. It is only $46.50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817101513

Anything from ePower/Tagan is good. If you want, pick up the 380W Tagan. The Tagan ones are better.
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The higher end Ultra PSUs are OK, nothing good for overclocking, but mine compared to the stock one in the case is a hell lot better.....
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I had one for about a week and a half. It was one of those with the uv light built in, I only got that one cause it was like $50 after rebates. Anyway, within that week the uv light went out, and also my motherboard monitoring program was going off because my voltages were fluctuating past the +/- 10% mark. I took it back and bought an Enermax, reset the mobo monitor to alarm outside of +/- 5% and I haven't had a problem yet.
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Yea I don't buy them fancy ones, anything thats fancy fails sooner you ask me. :-p
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Old 10-29-2005, 07:15 PM   #18 (permalink)
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In a hardware review of the uv light x-connects, the exact same thing happened...the uv light went out pretty quickly. The guy on the review just replaced it.
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:38 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Well it's getting pretty fair reviews
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...ab=11&NoMapp=0
Sounds a bit iffy, but I might get one if I can't find anything else.
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What motherboard are you going to get? Some don't support X-connect (has to be native 24 pin)
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