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edit: in terms of quality and whether one is modular or not
Edited by dkL33t - 10/27/11 at 10:38am
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In terms of quality?
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post #3 of 18
Modular means that there are no cables attached, you choose which cables to attach, whereas the Enthusiast are non modular, which means that all the cables are attached. Also depending on either the HX or AX (both modular) or TX (non-modular) you have different efficiency ratings.

In order of ratings of efficiency:
AX - Gold 80+ rating
HX - Silver 80+ rating
TX - Bronze 80+ rating.
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post #4 of 18
As far as I know the modular units I assume you're referring to are also part of the Enthusiast line.
The non-modular, current Enthusiast units (TX650V2, TX750V2, TX850V2) are made by Seasonic. The modular Enthusiast units (TX550M, TX650M, TX750M, TX850M) are made by Channel Well Tech. The Seasonic units have somewhat superior performance but nothing that would make a noticeable difference to users without special testing equipment.
The degree of modularity of the "M" units is also very disappointing. If you want a really modular unit from Corsair, you have to look at Corsair's HX or AX series.
post #5 of 18
What specifics? I can tell you the model # is different..
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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Compatible-platforms/dp/B004LB5AZY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319735941&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-650TXV2: Electronics[/ame]

^just wondering if that the modular version of it is actually modular...sorry I'm very confused atm right now :/
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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;15475109 
In terms of quality?

Yes, and if one is modular or not
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by dkL33t;15475247 
Amazon.com: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms - CMPSU-650TXV2: Electronics

^just wondering if that the modular version of it is actually modular...sorry I'm very confused atm right now :/
The TX650M is partially modular. It is less modular than like the HX650, but it's still modular. The TX650 (not the TX650M) is non-modular.

That's basically it. The quality difference between the TX650 "V2" and the TX650M is marginal.
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post #9 of 18
It's not that confusing. The TX650V2 is a great unit made by Seasonic and it is not modular. The TX650M is a good unit made by Channel Well Tech and it is somewhat modular. Amazon did name it incorrectly in the title of the item -- it's not a TX V2, it's a TXM unit.
post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shub;15475264 
It's not that confusing. The TX650V2 is a great unit made by Seasonic and it is not modular. The TX650M is a good unit made by Channel Well Tech and it is somewhat modular. Amazon did name it incorrectly in the title of the item -- it's not a TX V2, it's a TXM unit.
I don't see anything on that page about it being a TX650M. Help?

Edit: I see now that if I mouseover "Modular Series", then it says "TX V2" in the title.
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