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I wouldn't say modular psus aren't reliable... they just aren't as good as a regular psu
 

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I wouldn't say modular psus aren't reliable... they just aren't as good as a regular psu

And the reason for that is.... ?
 

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They just don't fare too well vs the standard one

It's one thing to claim it does, it's another to back up that claim with evidence. The whole non-modular>modular thing is echoed in a lot of places but not once have I actually seen it proven.

 

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I wouldn't say modular psus aren't reliable... they just aren't as good as a regular psu
100% correct!

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The whole non-modular>modular thing is echoed in a lot of places but not once have I actually seen it proven.


Here it is:

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CPU: Modular power supplies seem to be gaining a lot of traction in the market, but PCP&C doesn't make any modular designs. Why?

Dodson: Yeah, it's real popular, but the industry hasn't done anything to educate people about modular plugs. The pins that are used in the modular plugs have a very low capacity to pass current. You're losing power through those pins. It's electrical resistance between the male and the female part of the pin, to the extent that the voltage drop in just the pins is equivalent to about two feet of wire. The effect is that modular power supplies, everything else being equal, are capable of about 10% less power than power supplies without modular plugs. And that's under ideal conditions. In real life it gets worse because the pins loosen, corrode, and burn. Over time the resistance builds up. A year down the road, a guy could be running his system and all of a sudden it stops working reliably, and he has no way of knowing that the reason is because the pin inside that modular plug has become corroded or burned. This technique has been out for about six months, but people are going to find that the reliability is a massive failure point. Also, especially given the way people pull their harnesses around and tie them down, it creates a lot of stress on those pins. So instead of the pins having full 100% contact surface to surface, in most cases those pins are only touching maybe 10% or 30% of their surface area. What's rated for 5A going through those pins, in reality if the pins aren't making good contact, your rating's down to maybe 3A, and with that much constriction, those pins just heat up, and it gets worse. For real pros in the industry, no way would they specify that kind of arrangement. This is a consumer-oriented gimmick.
Source: CPU Technically Speaking: An Interview With Doug Dodson, President & Founder Of PC Power & Cooling

What a real Power Supply? There's nothing better than the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W.

I'd rather give up computing than get/buy a modular PSU.
 

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Good quote Nasgul

Personally I would not use a modular PSU as Quality / Stable power is the backbone of any OC'd system...

If you are looking at the Silverstone PSU the ST75ZF (non modular) is very good (the two I have have not missed a beat) but take the 850W model this will deal with the upcoming GPU cards...
 

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Originally Posted by Nasgul
100% correct!

Here it is:

Source: CPU Technically Speaking: An Interview With Doug Dodson, President & Founder Of PC Power & Cooling

What a real Power Supply? There's nothing better than the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W.

I'd rather give up computing than get/buy a modular PSU.
Another claim with no evidence to back it up... 10% under ideal conditions? FUD, FUD, FUD

It's established that modular PSUs has added resistance over non-modular PSU's but 10%+?
 

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Another claim with no evidence to back it up... 10% under ideal conditions? FUD, FUD, FUD

It's established that modular PSUs has added resistance over non-modular PSU's but 10%+?

So now your claming that the author of this article, which is CEO of PC Power & Cooling is lying?

If i'm not mistaken, he wants consumer to purchase his products. This is quoted from him so what more proof do you want?

If you want more proof, go buy a mod and non-mod PSU and test it out which excessive testing methods and provide your own "proof"
 

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Originally Posted by Mikey122687

So now your claming that the author of this article, which is CEO of PC Power & Cooling is lying?

If i'm not mistaken, he wants consumer to purchase his products. This is quoted from him so what more proof do you want?

If you want more proof, go buy a mod and non-mod PSU and test it out which excessive testing methods and provide your own "proof"

I'm claiming he is exaggerating the numbers by a whole lot, not that he is outright lying and the link I provided earlier shows that

Please, I don't even own the equipment necessary to carry out such a test
 

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Originally Posted by 3xtr3m3

Do you even know what a modular PSU is ?


The only part of the PSU I recommended that isn't modular are the 24pin and 4 pin connections, and last time I checked you need them both. Making either of them modular would be pointless
 

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I got a modular PSU thinking it'd be cool, but it actually caused more trouble cuz you got wires coming from the entire back face of the PSU. With regular PSUs, all the wires just come from one little hole and you can tuck away the ones you don't wanna use. Just my input about mod/non-mod
 

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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner

I got a modular PSU thinking it'd be cool, but it actually caused more trouble cuz you got wires coming from the entire back face of the PSU. With regular PSUs, all the wires just come from one little hole and you can tuck away the ones you don't wanna use. Just my input about mod/non-mod


ok why do you need the entire back of the PSU.

I have Enermax Liberty (modular). Keeps my system stable at high voltages.
One time i was having a problem with the rig i thought it was my PSU but it wasn't. Modular PSU's are great if you get a good one.
 

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The key point being made is that about the connectors and how they are actually constructed... this is where the extra loss will be, whatever that figure maybe... loss that you are paying for, also when you look at how many power looms will actually be required in an operational system then it is likely that most if not all modular connections will be connected.
 
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