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Old 05-09-2005, 09:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I recently got an Ultra X-Connect 500W PS and I was thinking about getting an Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard. The only problem is that the Asus Mobo says that it is only compatible with ATX 2.0 PS. I was wondering if anyone knows if the Ultra 500W PS is compatible with that type of motherboard or not.
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Yeah it's compatable, but you should really go with a better power supply

The ultra's look nice and have the godly modular design, but the internals are not much better than a generic power supply
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Sweet, as long as it is compatible I think I'm going to stick with it. At least until i get more money, I haven't really seen any bad reviews for it yet, but if i get two graphics cards with my SLI, which I plan to do sometime in the future, I'll probably upgrade the PS.
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Old 05-09-2005, 09:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea, even though it looks great (i saw it in action on an SLI machine @ my local frys and i was like O_O), the reliability sucks

my friend had an ultra x-finity 600W that crapped on him the first day

btw, that asus board is buggy and isn't as good as the DFI lanparty
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Whats better about the DFI than the ASUS? I've been shopping around for a while and I really want to go with the best board I can get.
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Actually, it is not compatible with the Asus. PCI-E boards need a 24 pin connector and the X-Connects use a 20 pin one. You can try uses an adapter but that poses a couple of risks and you really should have a genuine 24 ATX 2.0 PSU.

DFI uses tr00 japenese capicitators and overall better parts, plus the BIOS is fully functional for all extensive purposes.
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yea, dfi is much better

also, a 20pin power supply is never good for a 24pin mobo, even if it works
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hmm, do you guys have any suggestions for a good PS I can get for the SLI mobo. I guess I might go with an Antec.
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Antec TruePower, OCZ Powerstream, Thermaltake Purepower...
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well go for the DFi mobo, it's much better than asus

also, are you going to actually go SLi (use 2 gfx cards)

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only the 550W trupower is good enough for SLi (antec)

OCZ powerstream is good; modstream is too weak for SLi
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