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Is a modular psu worth it?

This non-modular is at a good price
Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...5&promoid=1019

can you guys post links from ncix the Canadian version of good psu's
modular or non-modular
    
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If you have a case that is... Smaller, and lacks the space to store the extra wires, then it is a great feature.

If you have a massive case with plenty of space for extra wires, then I would opt for a more powerful non-modular PSU.

That is also a pretty good price for that unit, though it is CAD, not USD.

Here is a US site:
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-tx-7...206178325.html
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If you have a case that is... Smaller, and lacks the space to store the extra wires, then it is a great feature.

If you have a massive case with plenty of space for extra wires, then I would opt for a more powerful non-modular PSU.

That is also a pretty good price for that unit, though it is CAD, not USD.
This is the case I ordered it is a full tower so it should be pretty big

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Hi

When one is working in tight spaces it can be a great boon.



A non-modular would have been a massive pain in the arse as I needed to jam a water loop in there as well.
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This is the case I ordered it is a full tower so it should be pretty big

Thermaltake VA8000 Armor Super Tower Case Black 10X5.25 2X3.5 6X3.5INT W/ Window
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...re=THERMALTAKE
Get the TX, that case has plenty of space.
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I've owned the armor. its big but does not have great wire management.

given your rig, why don'y you look at he corsair hx520? modular and more than sufficient

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...410&cid=PS.808

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That is a great price on the Corsair. Modular alternatives to that would be like a Thermaltake Toughpower 750, the Seasonic M12-700 or a Silverstone DA750 but they are all atleast 50% more than that Corsair and really not worth the extra for modular IMO. My only question is what do you need a 750W for? If you really didn't need 750W the Corsair hx520 and hx620 are good buys.
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I've owned the armor. its big but does not have great wire management.

given your rig, why don'y you look at he corsair hx520? modular and more than sufficient

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...410&cid=PS.808

Did ati say how much watts the 4850 or 4870 would need?
    
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If u can fit the non-modular then go for it. But if wire management is important and your case isn't large then modular. But the price you pay you could get a better PSU.
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Did ati say how much watts the 4850 or 4870 would need?
I've seen the 4850 have a 110W TDP and the 4870 have a 150W, so somewhere around there. A good ~500 PSU would be good for that (depends on the rest of system though).
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