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Again... if you can provide any credible evidence why modular isn't recommend, please post.
From what I've read, modular loses power thro the extra connection to the PSU.
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post #12 of 86
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Again... if you can provide any credible evidence why modular isn't recommend, please post.
Because it tends to make a PSU cost $50 more than its non modular counterparts and if you use a lot of components it actually clutters the case up more because while a non modular PSU has all of it's wires coming out of a small hole, modular PSUs have them spaced out all over the back.

I'll never get a modular PSU because the only cable I don't use is my SATA power, which I have taped to the back of my mobo tray so I don't even notice it anyway.
    
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post #13 of 86
I love my modular psu and the modular porblems are just myths.
post #14 of 86
Incredile power supply.

And modular power supply myths are all FALSE.

All a modular power supply does is takes the existing wires of a PSU and makes them plugs.
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post #15 of 86
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Again... if you can provide any credible evidence why modular isn't recommend, please post.
It costs more. Thats good enough for me at least.

You can make the valid longevity or reliabilities claim, it is real just not significant.
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Because it tends to make a PSU cost $50 more than its non modular counterparts and if you use a lot of components it actually clutters the case up more because while a non modular PSU has all of it's wires coming out of a small hole, modular PSUs have them spaced out all over the back.

I'll never get a modular PSU because the only cable I don't use is my SATA power, which I have taped to the back of my mobo tray so I don't even notice it anyway.
Do you have proof of cost? The only production difference between a modular PSU and non-modular is the length of wire. You solder a wire to the PSU, cap the end, place it in a plug. The only difference with a modular PSU is that you have to provide cables (which are cheaply and easily machine mass produced).


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It costs more. Thats good enough for me at least.

You can make the valid longevity or reliabilities claim, it is real just not significant.
Cost is negligible considering the existing mark up. What is $.50 worth of labor cost on a $200 PSU?

You could make longevity or reliability claims, but again marginal.
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Cost is negligible considering the existing mark up. What is $.50 worth of labor cost on a $200 PSU?

You could make longevity or reliability claims, but again marginal.
I am talking about end user costs, why would I care about production costs?

Modular is normally $15-$25 more than the modular version. No thanks.
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post #18 of 86
I'm fine with my out-dated Xion PowerReal 600 Watt, 22 amps per 12v.

I'll likely update my PSU within the next 6 months though, because I plan on folding space, creating a galaxy and reversing a black hole.
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post #19 of 86
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I am talking about end user costs, why would I care about production costs?

Modular is normally $15-$25 more than the modular version. No thanks.
Which units for apples-to-apples comparison?
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I've used both and I prefer the modular design anyday.
Use only the cables you need helps clear a cluttered case.
Better airflow.
All my drives are always SATA with nice small chords, and only the bare minimum modular cables.
Killer cable management.
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