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Somewhat modular? What do you mean by that?
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post #12 of 18
We have a few series:
Builder series - these are the CX parts. They are value products designed to meet the ATX specs reliably. These are not modular.

Gamer Series - these are GS parts. They include a few internal upgrades over CX including a higher ambient temp rating, slightly better components and part choices, and an LED fan (blue on 600W, red, blue, or white (user selectable) on 700 & 800W). Not modular.

Enthusiast Series - There are two families here, TX/TXV2 and TXM. The TX is old and discontinued, TXV2 is the newer, more efficient part. TXM is basically a modular version of the TXV2. These are 50C rated with high-quality 105C capacitors, and tested to slightly tighter than ATX specs across the board.

Professional Series - The HX is our professional series, with more modular connectors than TXM. It's also typically more efficient, and has much tighter spec requirements on things like ripple/noise and voltage regulation.

Professional Series Gold - The AX is our high-end line, with near-silent operation at low loads, fully modular connectors for easy installation, and the tightest spec requirements.


There is no "modular series" internally - if Amazon or somebody else has done that, I'll send them an email and have them correct it.
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Originally Posted by dkL33t;15475368 
Somewhat modular? What do you mean by that?
The best way I can explain it is by comparing the TX650M and the HX650: the TX650M has more of its cables hardwired than the HX650 does. This means that less of its cables are modular than the HX650.

It's partially modular as opposed being mostly modular. By contrast, the AX series are 100% modular: non of the cables are hardwired.
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post #14 of 18
Off topic @CorsairGeorge, but when are we going to be able to select the exact number of cables we want to use? I hate having to use a single long cable with 4 molex connectors on it when I only need one. Same goes for SATA power.
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Thanks George, you've spared a few out of 150 questions I've had at my disposal.. I think it's time to be professional now.
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The best way I can explain it is by comparing the TX650M and the HX650: the TX650M has more of its cables hardwired than the HX650 does. This means that less of its cables are modular than the HX650.

It's partially modular as opposed being mostly modular. By contrast, the AX series are 100% modular: non of the cables are hardwired.

AX is like lego then? Even the inside cables are not hardwired?

TX 650M has cables hardwired, but I assume most of those cables will be used anyway?
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Thanks George, you've spared a few out of 150 questions I've had at my disposal.. I think it's time to be professional now.



AX is like lego then? Even the inside cables are not hardwired?

TX 650M has cables hardwired, but I assume most of those cables will be used anyway?
I recommend doing research to see what meets your needs. I mean if you examine the TX650M and find that you personally will not be using some of those hardwired cables and if you decide that this would be annoying, then find a PSU that is more modular. So of course, if you examine it and find that you will be using all of the hardwired cables, then it would be perfect.

You can either use Corsair's site, or Newegg's. The reason why I am including Newegg is because their product pages and product photos are excellent.
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post #17 of 18
Here's a link to fine out exactly which cables are modular on which power supplies. Also, how many of what.

http://www2.corsair.com/training/psu_cable_lengths.pdf

Basicly...


Hard wired cables:

AX650, AX750, AX850, AX1200:nothing
HX650, HX750:1x ATX, 1x EPS
HX850, HX1050:1x ATX, 1x EPS, 2x PCI-E
TX550M, TX650M, TX750M, TX850M:1x ATX, 1x EPS, 1x SATA, 1x Molex

The rest are modular.
Edited by compudaze - 10/27/11 at 11:14am
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post #18 of 18
The real benefit of fully modular like AX series isn't that you're not going to use the 24-pin and EPS12V cable and at least a couple PCI-E, it's that it makes it WAY easier to install. If you can install and route all the power cables from the device side first, it ends up being a lot cleaner and easier.
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