Monday, October 19th 2009

Ultra Products Unleashes X4 Modular Power Supplies

Ultra Products, the global leaders in PC component and peripheral design that pioneered the invention of the modular power supply, is proud to announce its latest lineup of PSUs, the X4. With the below features, Ultra’s innovative series aims to satisfy even the most power hungry PC enthusiast.
  • Modular Design – Patented technology helps reduce clutter by using only the cables needed. This not only increases airflow within the case, but it gives the inside of the computer a clean and professional look that is easier to manage and service.
  • 80 Plus Certified – The X4 line received the coveted 80 Plus Bronze certification meeting a stringent energy efficiency performance specification. This optimization ensures that that less energy is wasted by the computer and heat and noise generated by the PSU are minimized.

  • Power Protection – Short circuit protection, in-rush current protection, and thermal overload cutoff protection –all work in conjunction to protect systems from under voltage, surges and brown outs.
  • Simple Installation – All X4 PSUs include thumb screws, zip ties and Velcro straps to make the build process as streamlined as possible.
  • Lifetime Warranty – Register online or by sending in the included warranty card and receive a lifetime warranty.
  • Reduced Acoustics – Featuring a large 135mm dual bearing cooling fan, Ultra’s X4 power supplies offer reduced acoustics, increased airflow and longer life. Further, Ultra includes a silicone chassis bracket which significantly reduces vibration noises typically caused between the chassis and the fan.
“Ultra’s new X4 family of power supplies represents the pinnacle of Ultra’s engineering prowess when it comes to supplying high-end systems with power” said Nestor Villalobos, Product Manager for Ultra Products. “With features such as fully modular cables, short circuit protection, 80+ certification and a lifetime warranty, the X4 is going to be benchmark by which all other power supplies will be measured.”
X4 Power Supplies now available at all CompUSA retail stores, CompUSA.com, UltraProducts.com, TigerDirect.com, CircuitCity.com as well as other online retailers.

Prices:
  • Ultra X4 1200W – MSRP $299.99
  • Ultra X4 1050W – MSRP $279.99
  • Ultra X4 850W – MSRP $249.99
  • Ultra X4 750W* – MSRP $149.99
  • Ultra X4 600W* – MSRP $119.99
  • Ultra X4 500W* – MSRP $99.99
  • Ultra X4 1600W** – MSRP $399.99
* Available Late October
** Available Late Q4’09
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27 Comments on Ultra Products Unleashes X4 Modular Power Supplies

#1
handsomerichguy
Pertamax gan!
Nice products. Maybe I'll buy the 1600 W
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#2
twicksisted
looks very sexy... i wonder what the output of the 12v rails is in A... also is it a single or multi rail unit?
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#3
Breathless
Whats the difference between this and the X3's?
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#4
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
by: twicksisted
looks very sexy... i wonder what the output of the 12v rails is in A... also is it a single or multi rail unit?
I'm just assuming quad rail per the "X4" :p
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#5
Howard
black is cool, fits perfectly to my next build~
go 1600w !!!
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#6
TheLaughingMan
by: Breathless
Whats the difference between this and the X3's?
These are 80+ Certified. The X3's were not.
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#7
mlee49
Anyone use Ultra? I cant find much on them.
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#8
cyriene
I have always read that Ultra aren't the best quality. I have a 600W I got free after rebate that works ok. But if I were spending good money, I'd get a Corsair, the new XFX PSU, or similar over these Ultra PSUs.
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#9
kenkickr
I think they are great for replacing PSU's in OEM systems but I'd look elsewhere when needing a PSU for a highend system.
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#10
Exeodus
Anyone know who is making these power supplies for them? I believe the X3's were Andyson, but I could be wrong.
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#11
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
i love that it is truly modular rather than a hybrid with some wires and some modular. i wish all companies did this.
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#12
AddSub
by: mlee49
Anyone use Ultra? I cant find much on them.
I've used total of five Ultra power supplies over the years, two modular ones (from the eye-catching Titanium series) and three non-modular ones. I've never had any problems with them. Never had a piece of hardware attached to them die or had the power supplies themselves die on me. Also, Ultra are the only ones to offer lifetime warranty on their power supplies upon registration. (You get only one year if you don't register.) That's pretty extraordinary. With that said I've heard some horror stories about Ultra power supplies over at HardForum, but again myself I've experienced zero problems with them.
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#13
TheLaughingMan
I have had one Ultra I got for free with my Case. I love my Ultra Aluminus Case, but when in a different direction for the PSU. The 550W Modular one they game me I sold to a friend and as far as I know it is still going strong now after 3 years. Powers an old P4, 7800 GTX, 4 GB of DDR RAM, 1 DVD burner, 1 CD ROM, and 2 HDDs.

I am not sure who actually manufactures them, but these are the first I know of with 80+ certification and bronze at that. I am glad the claim down on all the chrome they use to use on their PSU's.
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#14
Soylent Joe
Damn, 1600W. Is that the highest so far?
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#16
suraswami
by: TheLaughingMan
These are 80+ Certified. The X3's were not.
Not sure if they are 80+ certified but the product says more than 85% efficient and When I test a 80% certified and Ultra 85% efficient both consume/show the same current consumption. So I guess they are working efficiently.

by: mlee49
Anyone use Ultra? I cant find much on them.
I have been using Ultra brand PSUs for a while now, recently switched to Antecs tho. The Ultra PSUs to me are good for the $ and they work. But the fans start to become loud over a period. My X Pro 600W was quiet initially but started to make sometimes jumbo jet taking off kind of noise. No time to replace it Lol. But the rails are spot on, no stability issues, powers my power hungry Gaming rig fine.

Above all Ultra's Tech support and Warranty are A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++.
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#18
Cuzza
by: twicksisted
looks very sexy... i wonder what the output of the 12v rails is in A... also is it a single or multi rail unit?
As I recall the X3s were single rail... so I'd say these are as well, X4 probably just the "next generation" branding
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#19
Wile E
Power User
All I want to know is, who is the OEM?
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#21
TheLaughingMan
by: FordGT90Concept
Ultra is a brand owned by Systemax, Inc. whom also owns TigerDirect. TigerDirect always carries Ultra products. I'm not sure if any other major retailer carries them.

That sounded like an ad. :(
Ultra is there house brand, so no, only TigerDirect has Ultra Products. Maybe CircuitCity.com will have them as well.
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#22
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Systemax owns Misco, TigerDirect, CircuitCity (internet commerce), CompUSA, Ultra, Global Computer Supplies, and several others.

technology
industrial

The link in the last post takes you to Ultra's page on TigerDirect.
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#23
PP Mguire
FrozenCPU sells Ultra stuff.

I got an Ultra X2 550w when it first came out. Was baffled at the modular idea and have used it ever since. That same PSU is still running an older system.

Back in the day i decided to see how far i could push it. It ran a Q6600 and 2 8800GTX's under water overclocked. Even though it got a little warm it still put out solid power. (my system at the time was nowhere near that powerful)

I heard the X3 line was junk and so i went a different route. I would be willing to bet they want to redeem their name with this line. (Well, it looks like it)
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#24
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Links to a few reviews added on the frontpage. These seem to be pretty decent.
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#25
inferKNOX
by: mlee49
Anyone use Ultra? I cant find much on them.
by: AddSub
I've used total of five Ultra power supplies over the years, two modular ones (from the eye-catching Titanium series) and three non-modular ones. I've never had any problems with them. Never had a piece of hardware attached to them die or had the power supplies themselves die on me. Also, Ultra are the only ones to offer lifetime warranty on their power supplies upon registration. (You get only one year if you don't register.) That's pretty extraordinary. With that said I've heard some horror stories about Ultra power supplies over at HardForum, but again myself I've experienced zero problems with them.
I'm very pleased w/ my Ultra PSU and can recommend them, great price, great product.
Mine feels very solid, supplies very stable power and really is great IMO. Never had a single PSU related problem with it.:rockout:
I think the others like Cosair are just about brand name more than anything else, but that's just my opinion (and not factoring in the efficiency, of course the 80+ gold are the best:p).
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