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Hello everybody,

So I'm looking to replace my Seasonic 520w with something a bit more beefy. I want to SLI some GTX 460's, Overclock them, as well as have a CPU running 24/7 at nearly 4ghz.

I am also looking for a PSU that has very flexible cables, and preferably non modular. I am considering moving into a mATX case and with the set up, having modular cables would only interfere with certain optical drives power/data inputs.

Heres the one I was considering:
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W

One thing that is VERY important is the depth to the PSU. It cannot exceed 6.5", as there would be absolutely no room for me to have optical drives installed in this mATX case. So shorter the better (hence why I went with the SeaSonic, it's short but the modular leads get in the way).

Obviously the flexible cables would be for tucking them in the small spaces of the mATX case. I was having a hard time with the SeaSonic ones, although they were pretty flexible to begin with so I'm a bit discouraged on how flexible I can get short of getting rid of the sleeving.

If anyone has any suggestions please let me know them. I also prefer having a PSU with 4 6-peg connectors.
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post #2 of 9
I am confused how modular hurts your in this situation? less cables would give you more space in the case. Also whats the budget?
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Originally Posted by ckybam3;11826764 
I am confused how modular hurts your in this situation? less cables would give you more space in the case. Also whats the budget?

Less than $200 is my budget but I don't want alot of "extra" I want just enough for what I described.

Modular hurts because where the cables leave the power supply, even after being zip tied and bent, would be conflicting with the power and data cables for my DVD/CD Burner and my hot-swap bay. Just trust me on this one, it doesn't help like it normally would in a larger case ;P

But I'm considering just getting rid of the burner and hot-swap bay all together, considering I rarely use both. If I do that then I don't need help finding a PSU however I would like to keep them.
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post #4 of 9
You do know that modular means that excess cables can be removed? They plug into the power supply and you can remove the ones you don't want, rather than having lots of excess... I may be reading it wrong, but it kind of sounds like have you have that mixed up.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;11829493 
You do know that modular means that excess cables can be removed? They plug into the power supply and you can remove the ones you don't want, rather than having lots of excess... I may be reading it wrong, but it kind of sounds like have you have that mixed up.

Yes I know but as good as it sounds, it doesn't work that well in the case I am moving back into.

Where the power and data cables connect to the optical drives in the front are right in the way of the modular plug ins on the power supply. It would be either very cramped or impossible to plug one thing in.

In the picture, the Red is the PSU, Blues is the optical drive and hotswap bay, green are the power connectors/data connectors and the orange are the cables.

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But when I have 4 extra cables plugged in it gets really cramped and hard to work with. If I had a non-modular PSU all the cables will be exiting 1 hole and already gathered together so that space isn't taken up. And I could just tuck the excess cables between the cages and right side panel.

But I still need flexible cables to do so.

I might just end up removing the optical drive and hotswap bay though, so I can make a mATX power house.
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post #6 of 9
It looks to me like you just need to find a shorter PSU instead of focusing so much on modular vs. non-modular. Why worry about if it is modular or not if you are ignoring the actual dimensions of the unit?
    
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Originally Posted by Epitope;11834292 
It looks to me like you just need to find a shorter PSU instead of focusing so much on modular vs. non-modular. Why worry about if it is modular or not if you are ignoring the actual dimensions of the unit?

this. I now understand why modular hurts you thought but if you get a smaller psu you wont have to worry about it.
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post #8 of 9
As long as you are not getting a super long 1200W power supply, I think modular would still benefit you. The majority of the "good" power supplies these days have a modular interface.

First try to figure out exactly what you are going to be putting into your system in the future. 1 x 460?, 2 x 460s?, 3 x 460s? 24 drive RAID array? tongue.gif

Then you (we) can help you make the right choice. As for now maybe an X-750?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026

$60.99 after MIR and promo that ends 1/1/11
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