I remember seeing a power supply in my computer shopper mag that had all the cables detachable so that you could only connect the ones that you needed and thus reduce the cable clutter in yer box...however i cna't seem to find that ad in any of the ones i still have and was wondering if:
A) you guys know the manufacturer/model
B) Have any of you had any good or bad experiences with these types of power supplies
dont get the ultra one, maximum pc did a review (i think it was them) and it was very unstable, didnt run the voltages in operating range, and the system crashed many times during testing... they are cheap and look pretty nice, but i guess u get waht u pay for... all the money into look and is good for nothing more than a paperweight
thats just one i happened to find, theres hundrews if u type in "ultra xconnect modular power supply reviews" into google... i guess the 500 watt one is a lot better than the first ones to be released? my understanding was that they sucked, but i guess the new ones are very good... anyone else know about these and know if there good or not?
nope. I am holding out to see if my 400W can hold me over. In retrospect, I think one of my old systems got fried out by the power supply so I am leery of it. If anything, i will get a premium antec. Who else can you trust?
actually i hear antec psu's have been quite crappy lately i trust thermaltake with my life, i love there coolers fans psus cases, all of there stuff is top notch.. consider a thermaltake modular psu, its 120 for the 500 watt...
np, im not saying antec is bad im just saying that lately ive heard of bad psu's frying systems and such... and since ur looking into a psu that wont do that... just look out on forums and read reviews before purchasing..
I'll tell you this. I just put a 6800 in an overclocked p4 system with the same Thermaltake you have. Now the system won't overclock at all. I'm assuming it is the psu. I would have thought 480w was plenty. Given this, I wouldn't consider 600w overkill.
I have recently put together 2 different computers, both with ThermalTake's POLO 12 410W power supply (the ones with the single 12cm blue LED fan that come with a cooler, a case fan and fan controllers), both of which have died on me after a few days or weeks of using them. I sent one of them back a second time because a few weeks down the track again it came up randomly with the same fault again, an extremely high pitched whine whenever I tried to put power through it.
But, I have used a ThermalTake Butterfly 480W psu in another system which has run totally flawlessly for ages. Next to a generic power supply, you can see the Tt psu shows far superior quality and also looks good too.
I am no longer buying Thermaltake POLO 12. Can't trust 'em enough. Am considering using Enermax or someone else's psu's from now on. Anyone else had a problem with these?