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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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    Pimp Factor:

    The X-Connect definitely wins bling off da hizzy in the def department. Word. This shiznit is pimped out mack daddy style... err... sorry. This power supply is like that big chrome coffee can exhaust tip with the carbon fiberesque trim you just can't wait to clamp onto your Honda 1.5 liter to get you the 105hp your hard earned money deserves. We've got a shiny, mirror-like finish. We've got windows. We've got lights. LED's? Nah.. UV lights and UV reactive components! And then the hook up (literally) comes with the UV reactive stainless steel jacketed modular power connectors... Boo yeah!

    Ok. Sarcasm aside, I do like the looks of this power supply. The eerie glow of the UV puts it over the top and the modular cables make the insides of a PC look so neat. On the other hand, you ARE paying for this bling.... cough... excuse me... The X-Connect is one of the more expensive PSU in this line up for a reason.

    There's also a less expensive X-Connect that doesn't have the UV reactive windows and UV fans (there's a blue one shown in a picture later on in this review) and at around $100, costs $20 less than the model tested. Which is good if you want the modular cables without all of the bling (I've got to quit using that word.)

    The X-Connect has a unique glow to it because instead of using LED fans, the X-Connect uses UV reactive fans and windows and then mounts a UV black light inside the housing.
    I don't recommend opening your power supply, but if you have an X-Connect and you do, be careful of the UV light inside. It's glass. It breaks. I broke this one trying to put the power supply back together after the photo shoot.

    Here's a look at the PSU opened up and turned on.  Notice how the UV light and UV reactive fans have a completely different look than your typical LED fan?

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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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