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    Ultra X-Connect 500W Titanium PSU
    Author: JonnyGuru
    Date Posted:20/03/2005 06:13.42
    SLRating: SLRating: 8.5/10
    Bottom Line: We took a detailed look at the Ultra X-Connect 500W Titanium PSU, it's got modular cables, lights, windows and a shiny finish. But how did it compare and perform to the other PSU's we reviewed?

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    Down to the Wire

    You may notice that with an X-Connect power supply, all of your modular cables terminate at a single PCB! And that PCB is fueled by nothing more than two 20AWG wires per rail!

    Fear not and whip out the Ohms law calculator. Without going into the exact numbers, I think you'll find that even a single 20AWG wire will handle the load of your entire PC, never mind just the 12V or 5V needs of your PC. As for the X-Connect interface PCB itself, all I need to do is remind some of you how much juice we regularly push through the mere traces of a PCB. Never mind the fact that it's traces that get the juice to your power connector's wires in the first place in a "normal" power supply, think of something much larger, like a hot-swappable drive array where up to 8 drives plug into and get their power from a single Molex connector plugged into a PCB. That's a lot of juice going through some long traces.

    Now, I'm not going to argue with logic. Does the X-Connect interface add substantial resistance? Yes. Does the X-Connect interface present another point of failure? Absolutely. Do I foresee a problem? But in my opinion, not any more of a problem than using splitters or adapters.

    Here's the back of the X-Connect showing all of it's X-Connect cable interfaces.

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    1. Introduction
    2. Heat Sinks
    3. Down to the wire
    4. Pimp Factor
    5. BBB Breakdown
    6. Outcome
    7. Analysis and Conclusion

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