Over the last year or so the 'Bigger is Better' philosophy has permeated the development plans of almost every power supply manufacturer. This mentality is due in no small part to the significant increases in power demands of today's high-end equipment. The enthusiast that doesn't have a minimum of 850 Watts of pulse-pounding power is considered by his/her peers to be sorely lacking! In fact, with almost every system problem described on the majority of computer forums one of the first solutions to be offered is 'get a larger power supply'. Have we made our point? In any case our consensus at Bjorn3D is that that a quality, properly sized power supply (notice we did not say huge) is the single most important element in assuring the functionality of your system as well as future-proofing it.
Today we are indeed fortunate to have the opportunity to review Ultra Product's ULT40064 X3 1000 Watt power supply. It is our goal to use our real world testing methodologies coupled with a high-end test system to determine if this product will stand up to the extreme rigors that enthusiasts tend to enjoy. Please join us in this endeavor.