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Any power supplies that are fully modular with cables that are very flexible. My current psu is a Topower power bird 900. The cables are really stiff and make cable management very difficult. I just moved to my tj08 case and my cable management is in trouble. It may be too big.

I am running 2 gtx 570s and an i7 930. Any suggestions are appreciated. Again, modular and flexible are key for me. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Acapella75 View Post

Any power supplies that are fully modular with cables that are very flexible. My current psu is a Topower power bird 900. The cables are really stiff and make cable management very difficult. I just moved to my tj08 case and my cable management is in trouble. It may be too big.
I am running 2 gtx 570s and an i7 930. Any suggestions are appreciated. Again, modular and flexible are key for me. Thanks.

The Power Bird is a good unit and modular on top of that... I'm not seeing the problem... flexible cables?.. c'mon.
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I find that the Corsair's fully modular PSU's cabling vare quite nice to work with. Although they are a bit stiff, I find them easy to shape and bend without damaging the cables and without issues when it comes to nice cable management. At least thats it's so from my experience in relation to the cases I've been using. + it's undeniable that the Corsair PSU's are of great quality.

As for other brands PSU's and cables I don't have much knowledge, as I personally love Corsair and won't change back in the near future, as these PSU's has served me much better and longer than any other brands I've used before. That said there are a few other good once out there as well.

But all in all, I think it's hard to find PSU's where the cabels aren't a bit stiff in some degree. It's limited to have flexible you can make these kinds of cables all in all.
     
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The Power Bird is a good unit and modular on top of that... I'm not seeing the problem... flexible cables?.. c'mon.

Oh the psu has been rock solid but the cables are rigid as hell. When i was in a mid tower case, it wasnt an issue. Since moving to a matx case that has been a problem. Plus I think the unit is too long for the case as I'm having clearance issues with my CD drive.
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I find that the Corsair's fully modular PSU's cabling vare quite nice to work with. Although they are a bit stiff, I find them easy to shape and bend without damaging the cables and without issues when it comes to nice cable management. At least thats it's so from my experience in relation to the cases I've been using. + it's undeniable that the Corsair PSU's are of great quality.
As for other brands PSU's and cables I don't have much knowledge, as I personally love Corsair and won't change back in the near future, as these PSU's has served me much better and longer than any other brands I've used before. That said there are a few other good once out there as well.
But all in all, I think it's hard to find PSU's where the cabels aren't a bit stiff in some degree. It's limited to have flexible you can make these kinds of cables all in all.


Im debating between the ax850 and the ax750. are they the same physical size? My case takes a 160mm max psu.
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NZXT Hale90 850w is really nice as well and got a great review from jonnyguru
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=199
Edited by Maximuscr31 - 2/28/12 at 9:17am
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the seasonic x-series have crazy efficiency and are fully modular. i go with silverstone strider series though as they have been doing fully modular cables the longest. a lot of other companies touted modular cables but the PCI-E and 24-pin ATX weren't. cant go wrong with either of those. and fyi, the corsair HX and AX series are made by seasonic lol
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the seasonic x-series have crazy efficiency and are fully modular. i go with silverstone strider series though as they have been doing fully modular cables the longest. a lot of other companies touted modular cables but the PCI-E and 24-pin ATX weren't. cant go wrong with either of those. and fyi, the corsair HX and AX series are made by seasonic lol
Seasonic's X-series is great, but they have very stiff (with the stock fishnet-ish sleeve on) and quite short cables.
 
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Oh the psu has been rock solid but the cables are rigid as hell. When i was in a mid tower case, it wasnt an issue. Since moving to a matx case that has been a problem. Plus I think the unit is too long for the case as I'm having clearance issues with my CD drive.
Indeed it is too long.
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Im debating between the ax850 and the ax750. are they the same physical size? My case takes a 160mm max psu.

Neither will work and they don't have flexible cables either, in fact you won't find that on any quality unit... however, sizer wise you want a Silverstone Strier Plus, 750/850W(I suggest the 750W version since it offers superior electrical performance to its larger sibling, and it's plenty for your setup), and you can also order a short cable set from Silverstone.
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I like my Silverstone Strider+ 850, however if I were bying now, I'd go for the Strider Gold Evolution, or the Corsair AX/Seasonic X.
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