Ultra X3 600 watt Modular ReviewMakaveli - December 6, 2007
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I was impressed when I unwrapped the Ultra X3 600watt Modular power supply, because of the way it looks. This unit features a black chrome finish that is extremely reflective. The only downside to this, is that fingerprints will show very easily on the finish. On one side of the power supply you’ll find a vent that should help hot air escape from the unit. The specifications sticker is on the other side of the power supply. All of the modular connections are on the front of the power supply and you’ll find a 24-pin connector, six 4-pin Molex connectors, one 4-pin motherboard connector, two 6-pin PCI-e connectors, two SATA connectors and one 8-pin connector. The back side of the power supply is almost completely mesh - which is a good thing because it will allow plenty of air through it.
Now I am going to open up the power supply to see what’s inside. Remember, once you open up the power supply, you void the lifetime warranty. So instead of opening yours up, let us do it for you. The power supply features a couple of heatsinks as well as a 135mm fan to disperse the heat manufactured by the X3. The X3 also has a single 12 volt rail, which is quite uncommon to see in power supplies today.
Just behind the modular connectors, is where you’ll find the circuit board that distributes the power to each of the connectors.
Now that we have a good idea about how this power supply is built, let’s examine the accessories and cables.