Ultra Power Partner 325 Watt 5 Power Supply
Author: Frank Stroupe
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 12-04-2007
Provided by: Ultra Components and Technologies

Much more than just a gadget, the Ultra Power Partner 325 watt PSU is a cool concept and very functional. It isn't for everyone, but for the guy that needs a little extra juice to power that second video card, to stabilize his system, or to support that overclock and just can't quite swing the $175-$200 that a better PSU costs, it may just be the answer.

It is easy to install, it looks nice and will power virtually any component in your system, even high-end video cards with the new 8-pin PCI-E power connectors. It is a high-quality, full featured PSU that fits in an optical bay. It is surprisingly quiet, considering it has a pair of small fans.

Yes, there are some drawbacks, but that is to be expected. Having that many connectors, the wires have to go somewhere. A modular system would have been nice, but no doubt would have added to the overall product cost. Also, being a power supply that blows warm air into your case... well if you already have a cooling problem, this would only make matters worse.

The Ultra Power Partner lists for $89.99, but I found it several places online for between $60 and $70.

Unique idea, may be the answer to your power problems
Very functional, does exactly what it is supposed to
At ~$65 dollars, costs about 1/3 of what it would cost to replace your existing PSU

Blows warm air into your case by design
Cables will hinder your wire management

The Ultra Power Partner earns the OCIA.net Seal of Approval.

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