post #11 of 11
Re: your friends bugging you to go modular - modularity is only really necessary when you have a PSU that is way outsized for your rig. For instance, when I was using an HCP-1200 I'm glad it was partly modular because it had about fifty extra cables that I'd never use. Likewise, if you're using an 850W PSU for a system that draws 300W then of course you'll want a modular one.

But with a PSU appropriately sized for my computer ( HCG-750) I only have two unused cables, namely one SATA cable and one Molex cable, which are thin and easy to hide behind the motherboard tray with a zip tie.

Non-modular PSU ($58) plus pack of zip ties ($3) = $61

Equivalent quality modular PSU ($90) = $90


Do the math.