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Hey everyone,

I'm currently researching parts for my first build. I'm having a hard time deciding between a modular vs. nonmodular PSU. I'm looking at Corsair HX 650W vs. TX650. The HX is a big bump up in price (~$40 more).

My question is: is a modular PSU really worth it? This is my first build and I've heard that PSU's are very important, and so is cable management. Would going modular be a good idea in a mid-tower case?

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post #2 of 28
yes if you want a clean set up i have an extra 2 wires laying around in the back of my case.

is it full modular?
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post #3 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpl7977 View Post
Hey everyone,

I'm currently researching parts for my first build. I'm having a hard time deciding between a modular vs. nonmodular PSU. I'm looking at Corsair HX 650W vs. TX650. The HX is a big bump up in price (~$40 more).

My question is: is a modular PSU really worth it? This is my first build and I've heard that PSU's are very important, and so is cable management. Would going modular be a good idea in a mid-tower case?

Cheers
If you want a clean look in a mid-tower then I suggest you go ahead and spend the extra money.

I bought the Corsair 750w non-modular to put into a FT-01 and now I'm sort of kicking myself for not just getting the modular.
post #4 of 28
For cable management alone modular are completely worth it.

Once you get a good modular PSU you'll never willingly go back.
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post #5 of 28
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is it full modular?
If you are asking about the power supply itself, yes it is. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139012)

I have OCD when it comes to having wires everywhere. My heaven is either wireless or a single well-routed cable. I feel the need to overhaul some of the bad cable management in the "how's my cable management" thread.

I think I will go modular. I can always buy nonessential components later like the video card, cpu coolers (not planning to OC anytime soon), etc.
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post #6 of 28
Not to me, if it doesnt make if faster or more reliable whats the point???

...just give me $40, and I'll give you a big red type-R sticker for the side of your case
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post #7 of 28
If you want a clean build go with the modular PSU, otherwise just save the extra $40 and throw it into something else you can upgrade with it. Personally I would go with the modular one just to keep things nice and tidy in the case and get better airflow as well depending on the case.
Edited by ArtistDeAlec - 5/4/11 at 2:21pm
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post #8 of 28
In my opinion, it is definitely worth it. It makes the inside of your rig look a lot cleaner if you don't have use for some of the cables!
Edited by 5prout - 5/4/11 at 2:22pm
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post #9 of 28
The Corsair HX is not simply just a module Corsair TX. They're two different units, so the extra price reflects that as well.
post #10 of 28
no, since I use all the cables anyway.
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