Originally Posted by nathris
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).
Originally Posted by pauldovi
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.