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Hi!

I was wondering, is the only benefit of a modular PSU over a regular one not having to manage all the extra cables? Or is there some efficiency increase as a result of not having to use all of them? Thanks.
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Cable mangement is only thing, due to the fact the extra non plugged in cords on non-modular ones are not drawing power.
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Hi!

I was wondering, is the only benefit of a modular PSU over a regular one not having to manage all the extra cables? Or is there some efficiency increase as a result of not having to use all of them? Thanks.
There's no real efficiency increase or decrease.

It's just a luxury feature which adds to the easy of use.

Some could argue that it improves case airflow as you don't have random spaghetti strands of cables running everywhere or blocking vents. But proper cable management would solve that.

From someone who has used a various array of modular PSU's along with a various amount of modular cable setups; I will always choose modular over non-modular.

Preferable, fully modular.

Though Semi-Modular/Hybrid Modular units that perform better than fully modular units, will always win.
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Purely cosmetic. Does it improve airflow? Yes, but good luck measuring that difference in airflow in a mid tower or larger case. No performance loss or gain to be had. Its just prettier!
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Some could argue that it improves case airflow as you don't have random spaghetti strands of cables running everywhere or blocking vents. But proper cable management would solve that.
That's what I believe. I've been cable managing since way before Ultra filed for their patent. Indeed I would rather have the single bundle of cables coming out of the PSU. If the PSU is sized (for capacity) properly for the system, most of the cables should be in use anyways.
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