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Yes, always worth it.
    
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post #22 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killam0n View Post
I <3 Modular



Wrong, they use top tier parts and best in class warranty support.

I would either buy seasonic or corsair, really you will likely get a seasonic either way.

My corsair PSU has a 7 year warranty, I see no one else offering that.
The HX650 is not a top tier PSU. The TX650 doubly so. Solidly mid-range, nothing exceptional about either. And Corsair only offers a 7 year warranty on the AX series, and to be honest that's probably going to bite them in the long run. Everything else is 2-5 years, which is pretty standard.

And the TX650 (which is actually now the TX650-C) is made by Channel Well. Not SeaSonic.


Don't buy by name.
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post
mid towers should always have a modular psu if u care anything about how it looks inside.

also the HX Corsair psu's are higher build quality then the TX
HX650 was actually pretty much the same as the original TX650 (in fact, TX650 and HX620 were identical aside from the cabling). The HX650 just had a few minor component upgrades that allowed it to hit 80PLUS Bronze, instead of just Standard.

Of course the TX650 is now replaced with the TX650-C, which is a completely different design from CWT, but is comparable to the SeaSonic S12 platform that the original was built on.

The new TXv2 units are a new platform from SeaSonic.
post #24 of 28
since i only use 1 set of sata and peripheral it helps a lot when have modular.
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Here's one I found: Silverstone Strider Plus 500W. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256065

Is this any good?
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post #26 of 28

SilverStone Strider Plus 500W is kind of a meh FSP unit at best. See here:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/S...ST50F-P/8.html

If you're fine having a semi-modular unit with several hardwired cables, the Antec TruePower New units are solid and good performers. 550W is $72 shipped:

post #27 of 28
I had two regrets with my first build, one was not going with a modular psu...

A must for a case with a side window...
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post #28 of 28
One of the reasons why you should go modular:


If this image does not communicate why you should go with a modular power supply, QUICK, CALL THE PARAMEDICS!! CALL 9-1-1!!!! CALL THE POLICE!!!! CALL SOMEONE, DO SOMETHING!!!!!! YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY SUFFERING FROM A SEVERE BRAIN HEMORRHAGE OF SOME SORT AND NEED IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION!!!!!

    
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