Ultra X-Pro 600W Energy Efficient PSU - X-Pro - First Impressions and Test Setup

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Ultra X-Pro 600W Energy Efficient PSU
X-Pro - First Impressions and Test Setup
X-Pro Installation, Testing and Conclusion

First Impressions:

The X-Pro comes with a gorgeous finish that is worthy of being viewed in an enclosure that comes with a window.  The other thing that I like about this power supply is the long cables. If someone owns an Antec enclosure like the P180 or the Nine-Hundred, they can be easily frustrated with the length requirement for the ATX and +12V CPU cables.  Luckily Ultra has thought of this before hand, therefore the X-Pro will have no problems being placed inside those enclosures.

 X-Pro - 135mm Cooling Fan
X-Pro - 135mm Cooling Fan
 X-Pro - Long Cables
X-Pro - Long Cables

 

On one side of the power supply, you will see the chart that lists the amperage per rail. Ultra claims that this power supply has 36A on the 12V rail which will be plenty for a power graphics card like the 8800GTX. The total wattage of the combination of the +5V, +3.3V, and 12V rails is 580W. The X-Pro comes with 8 4 pin molex connectors, 2 4 pin floppy power connectors, 4 SATA connectors, and 2 PCI Express power connectors. This will be more than adequate for anyone that wants to run SLI with two 8800GTS video cards and RAID in a Core 2 Duo setup.

 

Test Setup:

The test setup for this review consists of the following:

    Hardware:

  • Antec P180 Enclosure – Memory Express
  • Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Rev 3.3 – Memory Express
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.13 GHz – Memory Express
  • BFG 8800GTS 640MB
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
  • LG GSA-H50N 18x DVD/RW – Memory Express
  • Seagate 320GB 7200.10 S-ATA II – Memory Express

 

    Software:

  • Windows XP Professional SP2  w/ Nvidia Forceware 97.44 Driver Package
  • Command And Conquer 3
  • FutureMark 3DMark 06
  • StressPrime 2004 Orthos Beta

 

    Other Equipment:

  •  Mastercraft 52-0052-2 Digital Multimeter