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post #11 of 15
If you have someone buying the TX850 for 80$+ then go for it. Otherwise, I'd just deal with the cables, get some zip ties, spend an hour to secure and hide all the cables.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;15230920 
Why waste money on something when you don't need it?

When did it matter if we "needed" something? Did we "need" SSD drives? Did we "need" an SLI of the fastest GPU's or i7's OC'd to 4.4+ghz?? eek.gif Nope.

Personally I prefer the gold-rated psu's and modular is the only way to go to make the rig look neat. Just get it, the tx850 can be a backup. You'll probably end up using it in a spare rig anyway.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by hollywood406;15231075 
When did it matter if we "needed" something? Did we "need" SSD drives? Did we "need" an SLI of the fastest GPU's or i7's OC'd to 4.4+ghz?? eek.gif Nope.

Personally I prefer the gold-rated psu's and modular is the only way to go to make the rig look neat. Just get it, the tx850 can be a backup. You'll probably end up using it in a spare rig anyway.

SSD's, SLI, i7's overclocked, etc....those all add performance though. Blowing $110 on a new PSU when his current one is fine will do absolutely NOTHING to his performance. It'll just put a $110 hole in his pocket and that's it.

As far as resale of PSU's go, at least here on OCN.....he won't get much for it at all. I've seen 850w PSU's (good ones) sell for maybe $50 shipped. Nobody wants to buy a used PSU.

Gold rated is great and all, but there's nothing at all wrong with his current unit. And I'm calling you out on the modular thing. My PSU is modular, but I've got most of the connections hardwired anyway, and my modular cables are all plugged in too. And I'm confident my cable management looks fine (just look at my profile picture here to see it). The only cable that I'm missing is 2 more 6 pin lines (4x 6+2 pins total). And I plan to use those when I go SLI.

Zip ties do a lot of wonders with cable management, modular or not. wink.gif You can also buy those 1" sticky pads to run the zip ties through (Wal Mart and Home Depot both carry them). He could spend $10 on zip ties and sticky pads, and have the best darn cable managed rig he could get. Or he could blow $110 on a new PSU, and still need the zip ties and pads to do it right.

Or....he could use the money elsewhere. Maybe he needs speakers, or headphones, or a sound card? Maybe a second monitor for productivity? There's tons of uses for $110. And I cannot sit here and justify blowing it on something that will net him 0 performance at all, and 0 enjoyment other than being modular.
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Originally Posted by hollywood406;15231075 
When did it matter if we "needed" something? Did we "need" SSD drives? Did we "need" an SLI of the fastest GPU's or i7's OC'd to 4.4+ghz?? eek.gif Nope.

Personally I prefer the gold-rated psu's and modular is the only way to go to make the rig look neat. Just get it, the tx850 can be a backup. You'll probably end up using it in a spare rig anyway.

I tend to agree.

I moved from a TX750 to an HX750 purely for the modularity + flat cables.

Hiding everything with zip ties was a PITA so this let me clean up my build quite a bit. And with the price I got on the HX and the money I made back from selling my TX, it was only ~$25 out of pocket for the upgrade. That's basically the price difference between the TX and HX brand new.

No regrets here. biggrin.gif
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Well sleeving cables won't add anything to my performance too, but we do it anyway because it looks nicer.
I just don't like how my case looks from the back, I did a good job with hiding the cables behind the mobo and stuff, but it's still too messy, closing the side door takes a good five minutes.
And then you have the sick price, 80$ for a modular gold rated 850w PSU is not something you see everyday.

On the other hand, I don't need it right now. I hid the cables pretty good, and my case won't look any better from the rear with a modular PSU, and I could use the 100$ for something else.

Anyway I decided to back down.. I just got blinded from the price I guess... Thanks guys!
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