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I've been doing looking around for a decent PSU that I can use for my next build and I wonder if modular psu are any good. I know it seems nice not to have cable clutter but there has to be something negative about simply connecting the cable you need in the PSU. Anyways... does has anyone who a modular psu have any problem with their voltages and such?
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I love mine
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-0-review.html

Here is a even better one:
http://www.securemart.com/cgi-bin/fu...0.html?pcode=1
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103940

I have not had any problems. I love the modular, the only drawback is on the smart power there is only 4 power ports. The TruePower and NeoHE that I linked have 5 and 6. I am using all 4 of mine, one for SATA power, one for Video card, one for IDE drives and fans, 1 for water cooling pump.
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post #3 of 8
well there are advantages and disavantages to modular psus.
some advantages are
ease of use
look good
less clutter

disadvantages
sometimes you can't have enough cables hooked up
the extra plugs increase resistance which reduces the actual power the components get... while small it's still there.
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i have a hiper type-r 580w, its amazing, so many wires can be attached to it unlike the others, i dont think there anyway you cant have enough, ive got a rig that needs alot of wires, and im only using around 75% of what i can. The voltages are the best ive ever had,

On a full load i get,

12v = 12.08
5v = 5.10
3.3v = 3.33v
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post #5 of 8
If you're still searching for a PSU have you looked at the OCZ Modstreams or the Ultra X-Connects? Have a look here:
http://www.xoxide.com/moposu.html

btw, what's your budget?
    
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post #6 of 8
I second that,I picked up mine a month or two ago and havent had any problems since. It gets great reviews and has a killer price. Not to mention,i can look at my 12v rail all day and not see a fluctuation.
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post #7 of 8
Althought modular cables do look nice, they do introduce lots of resistance at the connections. What's ironic is that every place to connect the PSU to anything (motherboard, fans, etc.) are all similar connections. This, however, just introduces more resistance into the equation. If you want performance, go with the cables hardwired into the PSU. If you want looks with a performance hit, go modular.
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post #8 of 8
I love my SilverStone modular PSU. Four 12v rails totaling 55 amps on 12v. They are very nice. -Micah
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