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Doesn't matter.

What matters is the quality of the components and the construction of the PSU. How many rails it has doesn't affect the quality.

Look for a good PSU: either of the Corsairs, the Silverstone OP and DA series, and several others are excellent PSUs.
    
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I don't want to start a whole new thread to ask this, so this might be the best place to do it. If I wanted to upgrade my current PSU (see sig), and I insisted on modular, what's the best in the 800W-950W range?

Right now I'm looking at the Silverstone DA800 & DA850, just because I know my Decathlon is reliable, quiet, and does a great job. But if I decided to go with one of the newer video cards out there, I would probably need more power than I currently have. I love my current PSU, but if I needed more power, what are my options?

I like what everyone has to say about Seasonic, but when I looked for a modular Seasonic, I didn't see any.

What about PCP&C, do they offer modular? I didn't see any.

My needs in order of importance are as follows:
1. 100% Modular
2. 800W-950W Range
3. Solid (Reputation & Performance-Wise)
4. Quiet
5. Efficient
6. Knows how to make a great Key Lime Pie

Thanks in advance for the help. If I don't get more than three responses here in the next 24 hours, I'll just start a new thread. I hope that's okay (Mods?).
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Originally Posted by hiiyah777 View Post
I don't want to start a whole new thread to ask this, so this might be the best place to do it. If I wanted to upgrade my current PSU (see sig), and I insisted on modular, what's the best in the 800W-950W range?

Right now I'm looking at the Silverstone DA800 & DA850, just because I know my Decathlon is reliable, quiet, and does a great job. But if I decided to go with one of the newer video cards out there, I would probably need more power than I currently have. I love my current PSU, but if I needed more power, what are my options?

I like what everyone has to say about Seasonic, but when I looked for a modular Seasonic, I didn't see any.

What about PCP&C, do they offer modular? I didn't see any.

My needs in order of importance are as follows:
1. 100% Modular
2. 800W-950W Range
3. Solid (Reputation & Performance-Wise)
4. Quiet
5. Efficient
6. Knows how to make a great Key Lime Pie

Thanks in advance for the help. If I don't get more than three responses here in the next 24 hours, I'll just start a new thread. I hope that's okay (Mods?).
PCP&C will never offer modular.

Have you though about the Corsair HX1000? There are often rebates on it if you wait a few weeks.
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-hx-1...207510101.html
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Here's a list: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...d&Order=RATING

I'm pretty sure the ones at the top(with high ratings) are good. I recently bought a Zalman ZM-750HP, it should get here this week.
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Here's a list: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...d&Order=RATING

I'm pretty sure the ones at the top(with high ratings) are good. I recently bought a Zalman ZM-750HP, it should get here this week.
Why would anyone use Newegg or their reviews for buying guidence?

Just because it is 80+ certified, it does not mean it is a good PSU.

Newegg overcharges on most of their PSUs.
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PCP&C will never offer modular.
Now you've sparked my interest. Why? Does it somehow degrade the power delivered? I'm honestly surprised more manufacturers are not moving to modular solutions.

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There are often rebates on it if you wait a few weeks.
Waiting is something I can definitely do for a good deal. I'm not looking to upgrade in a hurry. I like to figure out exactly what I want first, then watch the price and sale trends like a hawk. Then I snipe my deal at the most oppurtune time.

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Have you though about the Corsair HX1000?
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-hx-1...207510101.html
I had not looked at that one previously. But I had two initial reactions:
1. It looks a little long. (However, that may not be an issue, since my new case will be a murderMod-ed TJ07. Plenty of space to work with)
2. It's not 100% modular

I really don't like the "semi-modular" PSU designs. I plan on sleeving all of the cables, even on the 24-Pin, individually. And it's easier to do with modular, and I don't have to worry about any cables I'm not using still being attached.

EDIT: I know, I'm picky. I'm sorry, I can't help it...
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Now you've sparked my interest. Why? Does it somehow degrade the power delivered? I'm honestly surprised more manufacturers are not moving to modular solutions.

I really don't like the "semi-modular" PSU designs. I plan on sleeving all of the cables, even on the 24-Pin, individually. And it's easier to do with modular, and I don't have to worry about any cables I'm not using still being attached.

EDIT: I know, I'm picky. I'm sorry, I can't help it...
PCP&C try to spread the myth that it seriously degrades power. In reality, it is marginal (think of how many other connectors are in a PC). The main reason they don't is they don't want to pay a licensing fee to Ultra.

Are you sure you want to sleeve the 24-pin? It is usually very hard to remove all the 24-plug pins. It took me 3hrs to remove one on my old Seasonic S12. I had to hack off the plug. And.... Black goes with everything!
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PCP&C try to spread the myth that it seriously degrades power. In reality, it is marginal (think of how many other connectors are in a PC). The main reason they don't is they don't want to pay a licensing fee to Ultra.

Are you sure you want to sleeve the 24-pin? It is usually very hard to remove all the 24-plug pins. It took me 3hrs to remove one on my old Seasonic S12. I had to hack off the plug. And.... Black goes with everything!
Ultra gets a license fee for everyone that goes modular? I didn't know that.

3 hours is a very long time. I really like the way it looks, though. I'll have to make that decision once I actually buy the PSU. But I really would like to have 100% modular.

I'm not seeing alot of other options that incorporate 100% modular. Should I just stick with the Decathlon?

What about the Ultra X3. I notice alot of the folks here on OCN don't normally recommend or even talk about those. Are they that bad? IMO, they don't look like they measure up to the Decathlons.

Forgive me for being a little ditsy, but I don't get the "black goes with everything" response.
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Ultra gets a license fee for everyone that goes modular? I didn't know that.

3 hours is a very long time. I really like the way it looks, though. I'll have to make that decision once I actually buy the PSU. But I really would like to have 100% modular.

I'm not seeing alot of other options that incorporate 100% modular. Should I just stick with the Decathlon?

What about the Ultra X3. I notice alot of the folks here on OCN don't normally recommend or even talk about those. Are they that bad? IMO, they don't look like they measure up to the Decathlons.

Forgive me for being a little ditsy, but I don't get the "black goes with everything" response.
Ultra has a patent on modular PSUs. They sued about 5 companies a few months ago for patent violations. Everyone knew that Ultra had it but risked selling modular PSUs anyway.


The HX1000 cables are already black sleeved... and black goes with everything.

The Ultra X3 is a very good PSU. I can't remember if they are better than the Decathlons or not. It is a recommended PSU around here.
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