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Hey all, I'm in the market for a modular power supply for cabling concerns. I'm getting a CM HAF 922 or 932 soon and want to work on the cable management of it for the first time.

My setup is exactly what is in my sig, if you need that for power concerns. I've been offered an Ultra X2-Connect Titanium Full Modular 550 watt PSU in trade for my Corsair plus cash, but I feel like 550w is cutting it real close with my setup.

This PSU is super cheap on Newegg, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341017. It's an OCZ ModXStream SLI certified 600w.

Also found this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709024

Or this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817176002

The problem here is I have a really small budget, pretty much whatever I can get for my 750w Corsair and my 650w Silverstone Zeus. The Zeus is more or less sold for $65, and I have the Corsair up for sale for $85 shipped, so if it sells that would be approximately $70 profit off of it.

I'd like to stay under $100 either way. Any ideas?
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You just missed a pretty good deal on Tigerdirect. They had the Ultra X3 850w for $99.99. I like this PSU because the calbe a flat, and all black, which makes the cable management good.
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You just missed a pretty good deal on Tigerdirect. They had the Ultra X3 850w for $99.99. I like this PSU because the calbe a flat, and all black, which makes the cable management good.

Ugh yeah, I saw it, but didn't have the money at the time.
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what about a Silverstone or a Seasonic?
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89.99 after $20 MIR

I wouldnt get any of the psus you listed.

Considering the MIR, that PSU can't be beat. Good find Master Chief.
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89.99 after $20 MIR

I wouldnt get any of the psus you listed.

lol What's wrong with those I listed? That Corsair is, no doubt, a good deal.
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The items in your list are nothing wrong but that 650hx is a good deal. 52a on 12v, which better than many generic 800w psu out there.
This PSU: Antec Truepower New 750w

69.99 after $35 mail in rebate!

That is the best you can do, it is on a mega sale.

Mega value, and very good quality.

And no it's not completely modular(most aren't). For the money tho, you wont beat it.
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This PSU: Antec Truepower New 750w

69.99 after $35 mail in rebate!

That is the best you can do, it is on a mega sale.

Mega value, and very good quality.

And no it's not completely modular(most aren't). For the money tho, you wont beat it.

That one does look really nice, and is quite cheap. By not fully modular, that seems to mean that the essential cables like 24-pin power and 8-pin CPU power are hooked up, but are any others hooked in by default? I can't really tell by the pic.

I really need to get that Corsair sold to get this one, otherwise I will probably end up going with this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-NA-_-NA-_-NA

Because of the ridiculous price. I've read reviews on it at these places:

http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=get...88&articID=922

http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1401&pageID=5908

http://www.guru3d.com/article/ocz-mo...upply-review/7

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid...e=expert&pid=8

And it seems to check out as being a good, stable PSU. I was wondering though, is the voltage alright? I only run one hard drive, the 4850x2 2gb (but the card is SLI certified so I assume it's prepared for that), and my overclocked i7.
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I would say that of all of them listed, the Corsair is by far the highest quality followed by the Antec. If you have the money, the Corsair is the one to get. If you don't have the money just yet then I'd save up a bit more. The Power Supply is the most important part of your machine. I can honestly say that I've never had a problem with my OCZ, and it's always been within specs. I don't know if that will translate to a good experience with the modular one though.

I would take a hard look at your future upgrade path if you've thought about it, and buy a Supply based on that. If you're happy with your current machine, then the OCZ should be fine, but if you want to upgrade, specifically in the Graphics department then I'd go Corsair or as others have suggested Silverstone and Seasonic.
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You just missed a pretty good deal on Tigerdirect. They had the Ultra X3 850w for $99.99. I like this PSU because the calbe a flat, and all black, which makes the cable management good.
the only thing that i do not like about thoses ultra psu's are the flat cables, when i had a 600watt of theres the cables where so hard to get to hold there form that i pretty much gave it away too Pepsi a while ago.

but for the op, i would go with one of theses:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817339028

this seems like the best one for the price and wattage. but if you can break over the 100 buck range you could get some good name brand psu's that will be more for what your looking for.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139012

but here is the search link from Newegg with what you asked for, hope this helps out alittle bit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e=&srchInDesc=
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Get the TruePower New 750W. That's the best power supply here. I'd say that it's better than the HX650 in every way, except noise, it'll be slightly louder, but should be more efficient, have better voltage regulation, etc.

If not, try for the TruePower New 650W. Both are great choices.

Also, SeaSonic make both the TruePower New 750W and the Corsair HX650, except the TruePower New is built on a much newer, more efficient platform.
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Get the TruePower New 750W. That's the best power supply here. I'd say that it's better than the HX650 in every way, except noise, it'll be slightly louder, but should be more efficient, have better voltage regulation, etc.

If not, try for the TruePower New 650W. Both are great choices.

Also, SeaSonic make both the TruePower New 750W and the Corsair HX650, except the TruePower New is built on a much newer, more efficient platform.

+1. The TP-750 is more efficient but not by a lot....only by about 1-2% on average. The Antec has better build quality....not that the Corsair is bad. The Corsair has better warranty 7 years vs 5 years.

It doesn't matter what you choose, the TP-750 or the HX650, you will be just as happy with either. Go for the cheaper one.
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That one does look really nice, and is quite cheap. By not fully modular, that seems to mean that the essential cables like 24-pin power and 8-pin CPU power are hooked up, but are any others hooked in by default? I can't really tell by the pic.

I really need to get that Corsair sold to get this one, otherwise I will probably end up going with this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-NA-_-NA-_-NA

Because of the ridiculous price. I've read reviews on it at these places:

http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=get...88&articID=922

http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1401&pageID=5908

http://www.guru3d.com/article/ocz-mo...upply-review/7

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid...e=expert&pid=8

And it seems to check out as being a good, stable PSU. I was wondering though, is the voltage alright? I only run one hard drive, the 4850x2 2gb (but the card is SLI certified so I assume it's prepared for that), and my overclocked i7.

Well I am running the truepower new 750w, the cables that come hardwired, are more than enough for my sig rig, I didn't have to use any modular cables, yet. It has the 24 Pin, 4 pin cpu, 8 pin cpu, a string of molex(and a floppy I think), string of sata power connectors, and two 6+2 pin pci-e connectors hardwired.

That OCZ PSU is a decent make, and for the price it is a good choice also and will power a 4850x2 and i7 fairly well.

The antec is on a stellar deal tho, usually it is 130+.

If it were me the obvious choices would be the Antec and the OCZ psu you mentioned. Quality and head room comes with the Truepower, Ocz will do fine tho.
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Yeah, it's definitely going to depend on if I can get any money today. If not, OCZ, if I do get some money, then the Antec.

Thanks everyone
If you can order before midnight Newegg has the Corsair 650HX for $110 shipped and has a MIR for $20 bringing it to $90 shipped after rebate but the rebate ends today. I ordered one earlier.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139012
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