After freeing the X2 from the confines of it's foam packaging, loosing it from it's bag, then a delicate fifteen minute balancing act to get it onto our test bench without leaving a single fingerprint, we finally sat back to admire the supply. Decked out entirely in Ultra's signature Glossy Titanium (a fancy set of words for a sweet looking Chrome) finish, and adorned with wee side windows that let you see the wiring within as well as the downright beefy capacitors, the X2 proves that Ultra Products is capable of making units that look as good as ever.
When looking from the top down (or the bottom up, it depends how your case is laid out), the most prominent thing is the big block letters made of raised metal that adorn the mesh protecting the UV Blue 120mm fan that keeps the air moving well over the tremendous heat sinks within. With large capacitors, beefy heat sinks and thicker wires, Ultra has definitely made a move to silence those who knocked their build quality in previous generations, a move which goes hand in hand with the exhaustive new feature list that this supply touts. Among the new features, modern day amenities such as dual rails, dual PCI-E power connectors and a 120mm fan compliment extras such as the Flex force Cables, the "Continuous Power System" technology which allows the supply to operate at peak power for extended periods of time, and Ultra's Limited Lifetime warrantee, there's little not to love about this unit. That being said, the absence of covers for the un-used connectors raises worries of collecting dust, and the finish of the unit itself makes trying to handle such a beautiful unit more frustrating than anything else. Granted, these are but minor qualms in the face of the advantages put forth, as well as the leaping bounds made by the X2 over the last generation of supplies.