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    Ultra X-Finity 600W PSU
    Author: JonnyGuru
    Date Posted:20/03/2005 10:18.33
    SLRating: SLRating: 9/10
    Bottom Line: The Ultra X-Finity 600W has a nice blue glow, is this the bad boy PSU for you?

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    Under The Hood

    With the top down, we can see a PCB labeled "WIN-400."  I'm not sure if this means the two power supplies are actually underclocked Wintech 400W power supplies or if they just used Wintech 400W power supply circuit boards. 

    The heat sinks are very interesting.  Because of the tight spaces, the heat sinks are actually thick aluminum plates that zigzag through any available open space between the two power supply units.  It's funny really.  When you look on one side, you see a heatsink down low to the left, then another up high to the right.  And then on the other side, another down low to the right....  It's probably the first time I've ever seen anything like it.

    Note the two connectors with the ten wires.  This is what connects the top power supply to the bottom.  There's 4 12V leads, 1 -12V, 1 5V SB and 4 grounds.

    Here's the money shot.  Two identical power supplies stacked on top of each other.
    But instead of splitting the load of all of the rails, each power supply supplies power to different rails.
    I wonder how this power supply handles a big load on any one given rail.  Hmm....

    Lacking some practical features:

    When you get to review a bunch of power supplies, you get spoiled by the little things.  This power supply has two SATA cables, and comes with a 20 to 24-pin adapter, but no PCI Express connectors (although this power supplies high 12V would make it PERFECT for an SLI rig,) no fan only connectors and no added EMI shielding like Raid Max's power cable capacitors or Enermax's iron ferrite ring core.  The 10 score just slipped from Ultra's grasp.

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    1. Introduction
    2. Under The Hood
    3. Specifications
    4. Outcome and Results
    5. The 12V Rail Revisited
    6. Conclusions

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