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fully modular just means there are no hardwired cables, which, imho is not so smart. there are cables that you ALWAYS need and should be hardwired to avoid any connection issues such as the 24pin main pwr, the ATX/EPS12v 4/8pin and atleast one Sata and PCIe cable. the 'partially' modular designs have these cables hardwired and also have plugs to allow expansion with the other modular cables for more PCIe cables or Sata, etc.

i would pick the Hale90. its equal to or better than the AX850 in every aspect, the white color theme is awesome (specially if you want a black/white theme) and the 'partially' modular cables are a non-issue for me. i might even say i like the partially modular set up more because i like the main connections to be hardwired
While I agree with you generally speaking, the OP intends on sleeving his cables, and a fully modular unit helps a lot in that scenario.

Additionally, while I agree with you that the hardwired cables on a semi-modular unit will for the most part be cables you will use anyway, in the case of the Hale90 850W, it has a 4+4-pin CPU power cable AND an 8-pin EPS12V cable, as well as hard-wired SATA cables... in 99% of systems one will only use either the 4+4 or the 8-pin cable, and personally I hate hard-wired SATA cables even though they're going to get used.
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While I agree with you generally speaking, the OP intends on sleeving his cables, and a fully modular unit helps a lot in that scenario.

Additionally, while I agree with you that the hardwired cables on a semi-modular unit will for the most part be cables you will use anyway, in the case of the Hale90 850W, it has a 4+4-pin CPU power cable AND an 8-pin EPS12V cable, as well as hard-wired SATA cables... in 99% of systems one will only use either the 4+4 or the 8-pin cable, and personally I hate hard-wired SATA cables even though they're going to get used.
Thanks you both make great valid points. I want this build to be super clean looking so I might just go with the corsair and try and paint it, shouldnt be to hard.
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post #23 of 35
If I may make the suggestion, I think you would be quite happy with a Silverstone ST85F-P. It's also fully modular, it performs very nicely, and it's all black. Of course the Corsair AX850 performs somewhat better so it's up to you at this point. I just wanted to throw the ST85F-P out there for you.
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If I may make the suggestion, I think you would be quite happy with a Silverstone ST85F-P. It's also fully modular, it performs very nicely, and it's all black. Of course the Corsair AX850 performs somewhat better so it's up to you at this point. I just wanted to throw the ST85F-P out there for you.
Thanks, I am looking at it right now.
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post #25 of 35
I picked up the Corsair AX850 from NCIX for $150 after rebate.

Another great unit as well is the Seasonic M12D 850w. I have two of them (both from NCIX), with a bit of hunting, you can get them in the 125-130 range.

As noted above the Seasonic black 850w (having Seasonic internals) is also dirt cheap right now and stellar as well.
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Go with the NZXT
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Go with the NZXT
Your biased because of that NZXT case your using.
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post #28 of 35
The Hale90 is better between the two. One of the best platforms other than the seasonic X-series.
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post #29 of 35
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Even with my current Corsair TX 750 watt, my PSU becomes UNBEARABLY loud (with one GTX 480) so I disagree that 550W is more than enough.

And yes I will be running 2x GTX 480s in SLI. I need silence which is the main reason I am going for higher wattage

I will check out the XFX unit you mentioned
That sounds like your PSUs problem (i.e. specific to that model, as Phaedrus alludes to) or in reality, you're hearing the fans on your rad spin up. My 650 watt stays quite silent even with Furmark on both GPUs.

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Your biased because of that NZXT case your using.
I'm biased because it's superior.
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post #30 of 35
ima vote in with the hale as well not a fan of the 1000w corsair unit at all.
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