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post #21 of 39
i went modular on my first build (which is the one in my sig) because i figured it would save me a ton of headaches figuring out what went where. i'd probably be freaked out if i saw a ton of cables that weren't being put to use trying to figure out where they went.

that and, im kind of a neat freak so the less mess, the better.
post #22 of 39
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OK, so my Corsair 750TX is super elite. Totally stable and a true performer.
However, it's non-modular and I HATE the spaghetti of cables that CANNOT be hidden because of their size.
You can sell the TX750 and get a HX750 it's modular and has a 7 yr warranty I'd say you have nothing to loose on that my
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post #23 of 39
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Overkill much?
Yes.

What I choose to spend my money on is, quite frankly, none of your business.

Go troll someone else.
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post #24 of 39
I dunno, it's all too often I hear people come up with issues on their PC and they don't have spare parts to sort it out. I would buy the modular one and keep the other one for back up/ trouble shooting.
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post #25 of 39
Wait until the day when you are sitting around going hmm I don't know what to upgrade next but I really want to upgrade something. Then buy one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151087 and keep the TX as a spare. At least that's my plan but I haven't gotten there yet. Cable management is a pain but there is other things I'd rather upgrade first.
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post #26 of 39
I just ordered the Corsair HX 1000W ATX Modular, the read up on it was really good. The cables are flat so there dont take up much space. some people have their horror stories on it, but then again its going to happen once in a while with any product.
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post #27 of 39
All of you guys talking about cable management to deal with non-modular PSUs should consider yourselves lucky. With my case, I don't know how I'd even get the cover on if my PSU were non-modular.
post #28 of 39
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Are the extra cables interfering with airflow?

If not, then I would not say you 'need' a modular PSU.

On the other hand, I really like mine.
It depends on the case. For example, I use the 800D. Airflow starts from the bottom and goes out the top. If I didn't have a modular PSU I would have hurt the cases airflow.
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post #29 of 39
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I just ordered the Corsair HX 1000W ATX Modular, the read up on it was really good. The cables are flat so there dont take up much space. some people have their horror stories on it, but then again its going to happen once in a while with any product.
You can do far, far better than the HX1000 in today's market.
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post #30 of 39
I bought tx650 for my current rig - and I've wanted a modular PSU ever since.

I cable tied absolutely everything into one thick pipe-like structure for about 6 inches, and shoved all the spaghetti at the end of it down the non-windowed side of my HDD cage.
It looks neat, except for the bulge in the side panel where the cables are

If you have the cash, then I'd say go for it. As for keeping the other as a spare? I'd only do that if I had a new build coming up - I'm sure you could find an amiable associate to lend you a PSU if the situation was dire. Better to sell it before it depreciates too much.
Edited by zsolmanz - 1/4/11 at 12:13pm
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