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im sure this is asked alot..but modular i know would be cleaner but is there any real performance different between the 2 different types of psus any cons of modular since obviously that would seem better so you can have a cleaner setup

and also whats the differences in different classes gold bronze silver?
post #2 of 8
There are no real world differences between modular and non modular.

Gold bronze and silver are efficiency ratings of said powersupply.
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thanks...im new to the whole building processso excuse the stupid questions..say i get a 700 watt power supply and to run the pc it only needs about 550 is only 550 being used or the whole 750?
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The pc will draw what it needs from the powersupply at the time. It won't run at 100% capacity all the time.
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Originally Posted by iamloco724 View Post
thanks...im new to the whole building processso excuse the stupid questions..say i get a 700 watt power supply and to run the pc it only needs about 550 is only 550 being used or the whole 750?
You will only use what is needed but that does not mean a 1000w psu will draw the same power as a 500w psu from the wall.I like to overkill in the psu dept just because I might need more wattage at some point.In the way of modular to standard psu you really need to look at the quality of the psu not if it is modular or not.There are a few manufactures that make great psu's but not all of them are great.Decide on the wattage you need and ask Us here and we will help you make a good decision on what is the best for the price along with which is better.I currently have 5 psus that are in use.2 are modular and I like the use of only whats needed but the other 3 do what I want.
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post #6 of 8
modullar means less cables to deal with , better airflow .

Performance impact ? None .

About gold/silver/bronze ratings :

They are what manufacturers use to measure efficiency .

The order is gold>silver>bronze .

I at least i am fine with bronze , but the higher the efficiency , the better !
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thanks all..this is the one i was thinking of getting http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139010
post #8 of 8
you also need to think how many wires you will really use it might be cheaper to get a non modualr one.
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