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My current case (Fractal Design Arc Mini) doesn't have a lot of room behind the MB to run cables. Finally had to pull the main power group back into the case so the side would go on. My PSU is starting to show some wear from being in about 7 builds now, so I'm thinking of trying a new one here in a bit.

So here's the question, does anyone make a PSU with thin, easily route-able cabling? I thought I remember some make that had them but now I can't find it.

I did look at Ultra PSU, and their connectors seem like they might be able to use off the rack single braid / sleeved cables which might help (easier to get the ATX cable to lay flat).
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used with say:

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Other thoughts?


Also, while I'm at it, is an 80+ 750W about right for my sig rig?
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It looks like you'd use 300-400W at full load, so yes a 750W psu is more than enough to even go up to crossfire/tri-fire.
    
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A few Ultra power supplies are okay, actually very good a few years ago but nothing special and outdated these days. The rest are pretty bad.

Your current rig is good on a quality 400W unit, though getting a 450W or so to have one with two PCIe power connectors would make sense if you're worried about cabling. 650W, for the same reason, for Crossfire HD 6870s.

I'm not sure which power supplies have thinner cables though. Off the top of my head, I remember that hardwaresecrets PSU reviews always mention connector wire gauge--I forget who else does too.
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OK, did find something and it was from Ultra:
ULT33072_LR_1.jpg

If you see, the cables are very thin and should route well. So, anything like this from another make? This seems to be an older product from ultra and I've only been able to find a 600W and it's old stock. Thoughts?

http://mail.ultraproducts.com/product_details.php?cPath=12&pPath=455&productID=437
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beldecca

What type of budget are we looking at here?

If I could say get you a 650w( well within safe amount) at 80% gold that's fully modular like that Utlra would you be interested? Also the one I am thinking about is one of the highest acclaimed power supplies of all time.
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post #6 of 9
Save yourself the trouble and forget about Ultra. Their stuff is either junk or overpriced, and when it's overpriced it's not even that great to begin with.
Corsair's modular cables are very popular, you might like them.
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You want to make sure it is at least 18 AWG (wire gauge), as that is the minimum required, but some cheap PSUs, and I bet some cheaper cables as well, skimp on this and use 20 AWG. For reference, higher numbers is thinner wire. You want 18 AWG or lower, so check and see to make sure it's at least 18 AWG.
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You want to make sure it is at least 18 AWG (wire gauge), as that is the minimum required, but some cheap PSUs, and I bet some cheaper cables as well, skimp on this and use 20 AWG. For reference, higher numbers is thinner wire. You want 18 AWG or lower, so check and see to make sure it's at least 18 AWG.

Thanks. Like getting a basic rubric to go by.

For others, I do have a modular right now. That isn't (or in some ways is) the problem.

Thinking about this another way, are there any power supplies that will take other cables strait out of the unit? For example, can I plug this:

CRSB_01.jpg

Into this:
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(without using the included ATX cable)
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Before deciding on a PSU, I would look at the official OCN recommended PSU list.

http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/183810-faq-recommended-power-supplies.html
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