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I would like to keep it under $70 but if it will last long I might go higher. What are the pros and cons of a modular psu?
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If you're planning on doing SLI in the future then you should jump on this great deal:

Antec True Power New 750W for only $99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-025-_-Product

This will be great for two GTX 260s and a highly OCed CPU (more like a Phenom II X4 or X6 instead of what you have now, though). It will let you upgrade in the future to a better setup.

A modular PSU will either have the essential cables pre-attached only or none at all. You attach only the cables you need to the PSU. It will let you keep your case tidier if you don't have any place to hide cables. Apart from that, no difference.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Continuous power means that that is what it can sustain for hours at a time, versus peak ratings that a PSU can only manage for minutes or seconds. For instance, your current PSU may do 500W peak, then catch on fire. The Antec can do 400W all day long.


For SLI you'll need a decent 650W PSU. What's your budget?
Continuous = weeks/months/years
Peak = milliseconds

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post #14 of 19
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If you're planning on doing SLI in the future then you should jump on this great deal:

Antec True Power New 750W for only $99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-025-_-Product

This will be great for two GTX 260s and a highly OCed CPU (more like a Phenom II X4 or X6, though). It will let you upgrade in the future to a better setup.
I like the psu shown here does everyone think it would be good? BTW my phenom II 555 is unlocked to quad core.
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I like the psu shown here does everyone think it would be good? BTW my phenom II 555 is unlocked to quad core.
I would actually buy the 650 watt version of that PSU. You aren't going to need 750 watts even with overclocking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...er%20new%20650

And only a few dollars over budget.
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post #16 of 19
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I would like to keep it under $70 but if it will last long I might go higher. What are the pros and cons of a modular psu?
If you'd like to keep the price at lower than $70, then it's pretty much gonna be impossible to find a power supply that is good quality and has native support for CF/SLI with cards that have two PCI-E connectors each. A little bit over at $75, though, you can get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817815010

The reviews are saying it's a very high-quality unit, so I think it's definitely worth a look.

Reviews:

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html

http://www.kitguru.net/components/po...supply-review/

http://www.pureoverclock.com/article1124.html

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1870&Itemid=23
    
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Not ragging on the Xigmatek, but I'd buy the Antec for 79 before it at 75. Just saying.

The 750 watt version was also an excellent deal, just more PSU than he's going to need.
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post #18 of 19
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I would actually buy the 650 watt version of that PSU. You aren't going to need 750 watts even with overclocking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...er%20new%20650

And only a few dollars over budget.
That's true, but I thought of the 750W version more as a way of future-proofing. But yes, the 650W version is very good.
    
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post #19 of 19
If your budget is $70, don't get a modular power supply. Sure, it helps a heck of a lot with cable management and putting new parts in, but it isn't worth the extra money(I got my PSU on sale).

Anyway, the Corsair TX650 or if you can find a GS650 both work great, the Seasonic X650 is the best 650w you can get(modular, 80+ gold, etc). I don't know much about Antec but I do know that their non modular 650w will be as good or better as the ones previously mentioned(except the X650).
    
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