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Ultra X3 800watt PSU

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January 29, 2012 5:55:53 PM

On the previous build i have decided to go with the power supply mentioned above due to its complete flat cable and modular design which will make it easier on cable management but am woundering if it will power my system:
Motherboard:http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=131-GT-E76...
CPU:I7 960w/Hyper 212+ in push/pull w/2XAeroCool Shark 120mm Blue LED fans
Memory:Kingston Hyper X Blu DDR3 1600mhz 24GB(6X4GB)
Case:AZZA Spartan 102E w/5 120mm fans,1X140 mm
Video Cards:2XMSI Geforce GTX 560TI in SLI factory overclocked
Card Reader:Rosewill IM5001 all in one
Optical Drive:Samsung Blu Ray Reader
Optical Drive 2:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
External 5.25 Bays:Zalman 6 fan controller
Nzxt Sentry 2
Hard Drives:Samsung 7200.11rpm 32MB Cache SATA3.0gb/s 750GB System Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 2Tb 7200rpm SATA6.0gb/s Program Drive 64mb Cache
OS:Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
USB Devices:Microphone
WebCam
Eclipse 4gb MP3 player
Xbox360 adpator for controllers
wiereless mouse and keyboard via RF wireless
Vizio 32in 120hz flat screen monitor
If it will not i am still looking to use the Ultra X3 series but would need to know the PSU that would stablizie my system.

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a c 1108 ) Power supply
January 29, 2012 7:00:18 PM

For a system using two GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics cards in 2-way SLI mode NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 700 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 50 Amps or greater and that has at least four 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

The Ultra X3 800W (ULT40071), which is a discontinued model, with its +12 Volt continuous current rating of 55 Amps and with its four 6-pin and two 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is sufficient for your build.

The Ultra X3 Series PSUs have weak +12V rail(s) relative to reputable name brand PSUs of equal power capacity.
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a b ) Power supply
January 29, 2012 7:42:29 PM

Ultra makes low end crap and your lucky if it puts out more than half its rating.
a c 1108 ) Power supply
January 29, 2012 7:50:51 PM

The Ultra X3 800W (ULT40071) was introduced five years ago and was considered quite decent back then. JonnyGuru even gave the X3 1000W model a 9.5 Recommended rating back then.

Most of their PSUs now aren't very good.
a c 254 ) Power supply
January 29, 2012 8:12:38 PM

Actually most of their power supplies have not been very good with the exception of a few models ( like that 1000w unit ). Really the only reason people bought them was they have a deal with Tigerdirect and they had the patent for modular units. People see the marketing that Tiger does for them and think they must be decent without ever seeing a real review. I had one of the orignal X-Connect 500w models back in the early 2000s and other than the awesome modular cables it was crap.

Thank god they are not the only ones doing modular anymore.
a c 1108 ) Power supply
January 29, 2012 8:21:18 PM

The OEMs that Ultra Products uses like Andyson, ATNG and ShenZhen RuiShengYuan make some horrible models across any brand that uses them.
January 29, 2012 9:40:05 PM

but i need the complete flat cable fully modular design. is there any other company out there that has the same thing?
a b ) Power supply
January 29, 2012 9:54:17 PM

I can understand the need for a modular setup, but the flat cables? Please, that's just a marketing gimmick. There's no advantage to that kind of setup.
January 29, 2012 10:00:22 PM

except my mobo being bent due to the fact it covers the hole that the 24 pin is coming out of. unless you have a matx board that can do 2x16 2 sata 3.0 and 6 sata 2.0 ports with adequate spacing on the pcie slots that will allow the needed air flow for the video cards and also suppors 24 gb of memory on a lga 1366 platform. if you know of such a board can i please get a link too it?
January 30, 2012 3:39:26 AM

if you look at my case and can refer me too a link where i can use a standard psu without all the clutter then please do. i need to make this as clutter free as possible. please someone help i need a solution bad.
a c 254 ) Power supply
January 30, 2012 4:01:31 AM

Did you look at the power supply I linked to above? Seasonic power supplies are of the highest quality and it is modular.
January 30, 2012 11:51:14 AM

yes but the 24pin would just do what my antec hcp 1200 is doing right now which is bending the motherboard. i am looking for a solution where there is no chance of the motherboard being bent,like the Ultra X3 series.

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a b ) Power supply
January 30, 2012 1:37:57 PM
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all can suggest is to get an individually sleeved extension for your 24pin cable

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11047/cab-200/ModRigh...

its not bunched together so its flatter

if you feeling ambitious you can do your whole psu yourself



a c 243 ) Power supply
January 30, 2012 2:49:49 PM

Why not get a case with better cable management ? You know you're not pleased with that Azza.
January 30, 2012 3:13:47 PM

i am not but i do not know of a case with better cable mangemet for $20.00,do you?
a c 243 ) Power supply
January 30, 2012 3:24:28 PM

PC BUILDER said:
i am not but i do not know of a case with better cable mangemet for $20.00,do you?

I'm a bit confused.
Are you building a whole new system or just looking to keep your motherboard from being bent ?
If you're looking to keep the MB from being bent, it would seem ( at least to me ) that keeping the expensive psu you already have and replacing the case would be a better option than buying a new psu.
But hey, if you're getting $90 Azza cases for $20 go with it.
January 30, 2012 3:47:21 PM

i just want a build where my board is not sitting on top of the 24pin power connector and i am getting rid of the psu because that is too much power for my build and figured that the trade would be fair and those things is what i am looking to use to help with the cable management.
January 31, 2012 12:03:26 PM

ko888 said:
For a system using two GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics cards in 2-way SLI mode NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 700 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 50 Amps or greater and that has at least four 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

The Ultra X3 800W (ULT40071), which is a discontinued model, with its +12 Volt continuous current rating of 55 Amps and with its four 6-pin and two 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is sufficient for your build.

The Ultra X3 Series PSUs have weak +12V rail(s) relative to reputable name brand PSUs of equal power capacity.



Are you saying if i can find replacement cords for the x3 then it would not be a problem? here is a link too a place where i can get exactly that http://www.frozencpu.com/products/ [...] 2c473s1209
so if i replace the factory rails with these will it be more reliable?
a c 1108 ) Power supply
January 31, 2012 4:07:25 PM

PC BUILDER said:
Are you saying if i can find replacement cords for the x3 then it would not be a problem? here is a link too a place where i can get exactly that http://www.frozencpu.com/products/ [...] 2c473s1209
so if i replace the factory rails with these will it be more reliable?

Your link doesn't show any particular product so I can't give you an opinion.

If you don't do any aggressive overclocking of the CPU or GPUs and don't run Furmark or OCCT GPU stress testing then the Ultra X3 800W (ULT40071) should be sufficient for your build.
January 31, 2012 5:33:43 PM

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a b ) Power supply
January 31, 2012 5:59:31 PM

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