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Hi, <br />
Im building my first pc and i am wonderring whether i should use a modular PSU or a normal one.<br />
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The stock system i will build will not be extremely power hungry but i wish to overclock the processor quite a bit.<br />
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Here are the 2 psu's i am considering.<br />
normal:<br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104934" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104934</a><br />
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modular:<br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817182037" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182037</a><br />
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Thanks in advance.
 

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Get the normal one because Rosewill makes awful PSU's. And non-modular is better in most cases. FSP is a great brand, go with that PSU and stay away from Rosewill.
 

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i wouldnt say rosewill is terrible , ive had one powering my xp3000+ 6800NU for 2 + years without a hitch. But between those two i would choose the FSP.
 

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If you are after a decent modular PSU this: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817194003" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194003</a><br />
ENERMAX Liberty ELT500AWT ATX12V 500W Power Supply<br />
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Is very good If you look at the 12v rails they are much more capable than the ones you quoted.
 

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DON'T LOSE POWER WITH MODULAR PLUGS<br />
Due to their look, convenience, and cost savings for manufacturers, modular plugs have become a popular power supply feature. Unfortunately, there has been little or no discussion of the impact of this feature on overall performance and reliability. The fact is, modular plugs limit power by adding to electrical resistance. The voltage drop can be as much as would occur in 2 feet of standard wire. Worse yet, modular plugs utilize delicate pins that can easily loosen, corrode, and burn, creating the potential for a major system failure. That's why pros specify uninterrupted wire!<br />
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From here:<a href="http://www.pcpowercooling.com/technology/myths/" target="_blank">http://www.pcpowercooling.com/technology/myths/</a> But they do have a bias but these guys make good PSU's
 

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Um Mjr Tom, i dont need SLI as the only purpose for SLI is when you cant get a better card for twice the money.<br />
Ex:7950GX2
 

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i have that fsp and its pretty damn sweet. go get it
 

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Well in that price range you could also get the awesome Hiper 580W modular PSU, which looks cooler than either of those. I love mine, and I've never had an issue though. Or perhaps an Antec Truepower II would be good too. If you have a small case, though, I would recommend modular. However, not that Rosewill PSU, get something better than that.
 

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Hello people!!!!! You are forgetting one great modular power supply, the <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?DEPA=0&type=&Description=nuuo&Submit=ENE&N=0&Ntk=all&Go.x=0&Go.y=0" target="_blank">Sunbeam Nuuo</a>. Most people should agree that this is a great PSU, I owned one myself and never saw it failing on me.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Hello people!!!!! You are forgetting one great modular power supply, the <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?DEPA=0&type=&Description=nuuo&Submit=ENE&N=0&Ntk=all&Go.x=0&Go.y=0" target="_blank">Sunbeam Nuuo</a>. Most people should agree that this is a great PSU, I owned one myself and never saw it failing on me.</div>

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I believe mine is acting up right now..... so it's not as trustworthy as you make it sound.
 
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