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post #11 of 17
The 650TX is 10 bucks cheaper than the 520HX...
    
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post #12 of 17
...but not modular.
    
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post #13 of 17
Modular is overrated...

Just stuff all the unused wires behind the mobo tray.

Anyways, the 650TX was taken off buy.com, so I may be forced to buy a 520HX if they don't come back on for 69.99 after MIR or less soon.
    
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post #14 of 17
Modular isn't always overrated. For my gaming rig, I couldn't care less (SLI 8800GTS's 640MB, RAID0 HDDs, Optical, fans, etc), since I'll need most cables on my current non-modular PSU anyways However, for my folding rigs I have a pair of HX520's on the way, since I only need cables for the mobo (24-pin and 8-pin or 4-pin) and a single HDD.
    
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post #15 of 17
I was in the same situation as you, and i got this: Antec True Power Trio 550w, $100, it has 54A @ 12V compared to my old 430w with 18A
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002
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Originally Posted by sgdude View Post
I was in the same situation as you, and i got this: Antec True Power Trio 550w, $100, it has 54A @ 12V compared to my old 430w with 18A
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002
Well, the Trio has 42A on the 12V rail and honestly that's not too good of a deal.
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post #17 of 17
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Well, the Trio has 42A on the 12V rail and honestly that's not too good of a deal.
Agreed.

The Corsair HX520 is build on the SAME Seasonic platform as that Antec, only Corsair did a much better job with it. Even though Corsair understated the specs (520w/40A on 12V) compared to Antec (550W/42A on 12V), this is essentially the same PSU (but again, Corsair did a much better job with the same components, resulting in a more stable and dependable PSU).

Plus, the Corsair is cheaper (http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-520w...203270716.html), and modular on top of that also.

My pick for a modular PSU would be the HX520. If you choose non-modular, then the TX650 is your best pick. The prices on buy.com are just unbeatable.
    
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