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Power Supply Units:
SeaSonic M12 - 700W - $210
SeaSonic M12 - 600W - $175
PCP&C Silencer - 750W - $220
PCP&C Silencer - 610W - $180

I know that all of the Power Supplies above have more than enough power for a DirectX 10 / Core 2 Duo Rig. But, that's know what I'm looking at, I want to know which one is the best overall. Example: The SeaSonic is modular, that's a plus; the Silencer 750 is made of Copper, that's a plus. I am looking for a silent, powerful PSU; a modular is good, but not a requirement. I will stick with a single GPU and a maximum of 2 HDD in a Raid 0 Array. Also, no water cooling or phase change, just a Big Typhoon or a Tuniq Tower plus 4x120mm case fans. Next, I have a question about the SeaSonic PSUs...
What does "Smart and Silent Fan Control [S2FC]" mean? Can you control the temperature that the smaller - 60mm - fan turns on? If so, that is good, considering I never want it to be on.
BIOS > Power Supply > Smart and Silent Fan Control > Temperature > 100ºC > Accept > Exit > Yes

Thanks!
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post #2 of 41
A modular PSU is a good feature, but it actually hurts it. cause of the resistance of the connections.

I would get the PC P&C one.

Also you can buy the PC P&C ones, direct from www.pcpower.com and they are cheaper then on newegg.
    
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I'd get a Seasonic. They probably offer the most stable/quiet modular PSU's on the market. Both are excellent, but if you like cable management, and saving $10, get a Seasonic.

Now that I think about it. I'd choose the 600W Seasonic over the 610W PCP&C, and the 750W PCP&C over the 700W Seasonic. (Personal Opinion.)
    
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I like the SeaSonic for sleeving the cables and having a modular PSU but I've heard nothing but good reviews from the PCP&C.

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I like the SeaSonic for sleeving the cables and having a modular PSU but I've heard nothing but good reviews from the PCP&C.

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Thats the only thing I don't like about PC P&C, is they don't fully sleeve their PSU's I mean your buying a $200 power supply. its the least they could do.
    
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A modular PSU is a good feature, but it actually hurts it. cause of the resistance of the connections.
How does a Modular PSU hurt itself? Sorry for being a Slice out of a NubKaKe.
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post #7 of 41
Don't bother with modular, I did, and I regret it. Yes, it can be nice, but I wound up using all but one cable - didn't really do me any good. Plus, the resistance goes up over a modular connection. Just get a normal connection PSU.
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How does a Modular PSU hurt itself? Sorry for being a Slice out of a NubKaKe.
Anytime you have a connection or a split in a wire, that adds resistance to that wire. A connection like that actually adds quite a bit of resistance, and it can lower amps and volts going to your parts. I know PC power supplies use just standard molex pins for a modular psu, and these aren't that great for the job. If they used high quality connectors with lower resistance it would work out alot better. but those are like 3bucks a pair. alot of money when doing a whole psu.

You would be better off getting a hard wired PSU. and not have to worry about if your rails are actually supplying the right volts.
    
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How does a Modular PSU hurt itself? Sorry for being a Slice out of a NubKaKe.
It's not entirely true, most of it is FUD

To quote jonnyguru...

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Thank you Doug Dodson.

I'm sure PCP&C takes great comfort in knowing someone buys into their FUD.
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The drop is significant if the connector is to come loose, true. Another point of failure is never a good thing.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_deta...=13&page_num=2

    
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Is this a big problem? Or just something to be aware of? Will it somewhat of a risk to get a Modular PSU, because, I know, that I'm not going to use a lot of the cables. Plus, I'm kind of what you call... a neat freak.

boredom: FUD = Fear, uncertainty, and doubt... right?

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