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I am currently puting together an htpc build. The case I am going to be using is very cramped.
I was originally going to go with this PSU.

But after Thinking about it I really want a Modular psu for this build. So my question is. Is the defrence in qualty between a CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX550M 550W

and a OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W worth the extra $35?
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Really depends on how many drives your going to have in the HTPC. If you have alot of components, I would recommend the modular PSU as it will help alot with wire management, as you can just use what you need without having extra cables.
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Ocz is a terrible company there products are horrible and i've had one psu from them and three months later it went out. I know that I love my corsair i've had it for almost a year now and it works flawless plus corsair has one of the best customer service out there. I would go with the corsair modular because you can save some space by not having 2 extra sata 1 extra molex cables. good luck.
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post #4 of 6
That OCZ is a decent unit but it's not worth more then the Corsair unit. Also OCZ has pretty bad customer support. Just grab the Corsair and be happy. biggrin.gif
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I run the 600w OCZ Modxstream in my HTPC and it does fine. I actually have several computers using it. I'm running it in a Elite 360 case which is pretty cramped. To me it's not worth the extra money.. to some it might be.
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post #6 of 6
I don't know what you going to put into HTPC, but I doubt it going be a huge power hungry gaming rig.

I would actually go with this PSU instead. Its excellent quality and quiet.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104096

This should be able to even power a SB build and up to a GTX 560 Ti/ HD6870. So I doubt you be using more power than that for a HTPC build.

As for modular vs. non modular. I don't think it matters too much depending on your case. If you are going for a discrete video card, 1-2 HDD, DVD rom, etc... then usually you need all the cables minus a 1-2. So even if a couple not used cables are tied down securely in a case it won't cause too much trouble. A lot of times cases have good cable management in the back. So if going modular means you are saving a 1-2 cables only, then I rather buy quality over modular. Plus this PSU is $20 cheaper thumb.gif
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