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02-22-2009 02:15 PM
riko99 I love my HX620 from corsair gives me the power i need and removes the clutter i dont... and they are reasonably priced.
02-22-2009 02:05 PM
onlycodered I've always liked modular more since there's much less cable clutter. If you're interested, I'm going to be selling my 650W Antec NeoPower as soon as my new Xigmatek PSU arrives.

Let me know if you're interested. It works perfectly fine.
02-22-2009 12:35 PM
Originally Posted by Slipp View Post
It's always a plus, why not?
Money of course.
02-22-2009 12:33 PM
Slipp It's always a plus, why not?
02-22-2009 12:31 PM
ounderfla69 Basically a modular power supplies do not have the cables attached directly to the power supply. The cables have plugs on both ends and one side plugs into the power supply and the other ends are like normal power supply ends. The server 2 purposes the first is you only attach the cables you need and the second because there is less cables you get better airflow. Lets say you have a 2 high graphic cards and 1 hdd and one DVD, you would only need the 20pin and 8pin motherboard, 2 connectors for the power supply and 1 for the HDD and the DVD rom. Now if you had a regular cable you would have about 3 or 4 more cables to deal with. If you had a older motherboard that only has a 4 pin and not an 8pin you only plug in the 4 pin. If you had a machine with built in video and say 6 hdds and a couple of DVD burners, you wouldnt need the 6pin cables for the video cards and you can plug more in for the Hdds and DVDs. It makes the power supply more customizable without a mess of cables to deal with that arent plugged in to anything.
02-22-2009 12:30 PM
MarineRevenge Thanks for the posts everyone.
02-22-2009 12:30 PM
Swiftes Yep shoot for modular, will increase and inhabit even better aiirflow, plus it looks the business!
02-22-2009 12:26 PM
Originally Posted by MarineRevenge View Post
Awesome... think it would be wise to purchase a modular PSU?

I don't really seem to have airflow problems in my CM690, most of the cables sit at the bottom of the case (around or below the video card) and my 8800GT still runs super-cool.

Although, it is using a non-stock cooler..

Anywho - recommended or no?
I just bought a modular PSU last week so I don't have cables all over the place. I think it's a good idea.
02-22-2009 12:26 PM
shinji2k Modular PSUs have a price premium over non, so if you are satisfied with your cable management there isn't much of a reason to get one. If you have a bunch of cables you can't seem to hide, then modular maybe be the way for you.
02-22-2009 12:26 PM
Error 404 If you've got the money (only another $20 or so) go for it, otherwise you're fine as long as they aren't obstructing anything.

If you've got a case window a modular PSU looks a lot nicer...
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