PDA

View Full Version : ULTRA X-Connect 500W Power Supply good?


MtViewGuy
12-22-05, 09:57 PM
I'm thinking of getting the Xoxide ULTRA X-Connect 500W ATX power supply for a friend as an upgrade.

Question--are they good and reliable units? Or should I consider getting paying way more and getting a good Antec or Seasonic unit instead? :confused:

jAkUp
12-22-05, 10:07 PM
They are ok... not that great though. Antec, Seasonic, and OCZ's are better... Forton's are good too :)

Banko
12-22-05, 10:10 PM
They are ok... not that great though. Antec, Seasonic, and OCZ's are better... Forton's are good too :)
I love my Fortron, I get steady as hell rails =]

saturnotaku
12-22-05, 10:20 PM
Ultra's other power supplies are good, the X-Connect is not. I use the V-series myself, and the new X-finity is showing promise.

Roadhog
12-22-05, 11:23 PM
no.

BrianG
12-23-05, 09:05 AM
I would pass on the X-Connect and just go to the X-Finitys. They are similarly priced and the cables are *gasp* flexible.

I may give one a shot given my intermittent NTLDR errors that only happen after adding the second 7800GT.

MtViewGuy
12-28-05, 02:59 AM
Well, I got in installed on my friend's system.

It's pretty reasonably quiet, and I definitely like the power cable setup that definitely avoids the spaghetti tangle of wires inside the system case. :thumbsup: Hopefully it will stand up to long use, though.

TierMann
12-28-05, 03:29 AM
After having an X-Connect, I'd have to say that a psu with sleeved cables works just as nicely to get rid of the mess. You also don't have to deal with the stiff 24-pin mobo cable or worry about the connection being loose on both ends of every cable.

I had bad luck (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=60948) with my X-connect, but it was a freak thing. The lights on the UV models have been known to go bad often though. If you're set on Ultra, I'd check out one of the other models though.

Bad_Boy
12-28-05, 03:35 AM
kinda.

I i had one a long time ago, died on me, wouldnt turn on or anything. and It litterally took about a month for me to get a new one, there customer support is probably the worst I have ever dealt with.

On the other hand, the one they sent me back, Has been rock solid for more than a year now running 24/7. (I never turn my pc off, except for the occational reboot every few weeks or so)

I orginally bought it because it was 500w, and i needed something with good rails for my 6800u. And the fact it was perfect for cable management. And right now, my case has been the cleanest (in wiring) it has been in years :D The mirror paint coat is a nice addition also, but I dont think of it much because you really can only see the bottom of the psu in my case.

So I guess it's really like, good egg or bad egg. :/

Superfly
12-28-05, 05:18 AM
I use a Hyper 580w modular PSU and it roxors: http://www.sundialmicro.com/Hyper-Power-Supply_1788.html

I have the black model.

saturnotaku
12-28-05, 05:20 AM
Well, I got in installed on my friend's system.

Then why did you even bother to ask, especially when everyone here told you to avoid it?

Darkoz
12-28-05, 06:48 AM
I've had the x-connect for 18 months and it's been rock solid without a hitch powering x2 hardrives, a 7800GTX, x2 optical drives, x3 120mm case fans, and a fan contoller.

Perhaps you should've waited for the new Ultra X-2 550W PSU with the Flex Force modular cabling......http://www.ultraproducts.com/product_details.php?cPath=61&pPath=407&productID=407

mullet
12-28-05, 07:55 AM
I use a Hyper 580w modular PSU and it roxors: http://www.sundialmicro.com/Hyper-Power-Supply_1788.html

I have the black model.

WERD! I have read like 5 reviews on this PS and they all say the Rails are solid this will be my next purchase.