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Okay so I built my first computer a few months back and at the time I was not informed about modular power supplies. Now that I know about them though I will never get a regular psu because my cords are everywhere. I have the 650TX in this case and its just terrible. Im going to crossfire and I hope to eventually watercool so I dont know how many watts ill need. What power supply should I get?
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post #2 of 23
Your current unit is fine for the setup you have in mind, but if you want a modular that's another matter entirely. You can get yourself another 650W unit, modular this time, and you'll be quite fine.
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XFX XXX 650w, its better than ur current 650, and its modular.
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post #4 of 23
Just get yourself the Corsair HX650 they're semi-mod, but still a very clean and tidy psu.
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post #5 of 23
seasonic x series or the corsair ax series would be top notch...
fully modular and they come in smaller wattages

sometimes it's hard to stick it in though
EDIT: the leads of the modular cable i mean
Edited by badatgames18 - 7/17/11 at 11:22am
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Someone explain to me the downside to modular psus really quick and why would someone even buy a non-modular, unless they had a super fulltower.
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Okay so I built my first computer a few months back and at the time I was not informed about modular power supplies. Now that I know about them though I will never get a regular psu because my cords are everywhere. I have the 650TX in this case and its just terrible. Im going to crossfire and I hope to eventually watercool so I dont know how many watts ill need. What power supply should I get?
Modular is overrated,IMO. I end up using almost all of the cables anyways.
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post #8 of 23
Umm modularity isn't over rated if you value ease of use. I currently have a molex cable and sata power cable packed into the bottom of my case.
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post #9 of 23
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What do you guys think about the XFX PRO750W? It only has 4 reviews but it looks like a solid semi modular psu.
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It is a great power supply. It is based off of the same Seasonic platform as the Corsair TX750V2. You definitely don't need 750 watts though. You can crossfire that 6950 with a quality 650 watt.
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