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What does it mean when a PSU is Modular?

Simple question. what does it mean?
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  1. Best answer
    Modular PSUs allow for un needed cables to be removed from the psu. Full modular allows for all cables to be removed, partly modular allows for core cables to stay in place, but things like PCI to be removed.
  2. That you can connect only the cables that you want to it. A PSU that isn't modular will have all of them already connected.
    Having a modular PSU makes the cable management easier.
  3. Seladon-1370374 said:
    That you can connect only the cables that you want to it. A PSU that isn't modular will have all of them already connected.
    Having a modular PSU makes the cable management easier.


    Though I'd partially disagree with that. In cases where you use ALL of the cables, many times a modular PSU becomes more cumbersome than non-modular where you usually have one giant braid of cables coming out. On a modular you have 12 or so cables coming out the back.

    In theory modular is easier to keep tidy yes, but there are times where using non-modular would give you a cleaner look.
  4. Gam3r01 said:
    Modular PSUs allow for un needed cables to be removed from the psu. Full modular allows for all cables to be removed, partly modular allows for core cables to stay in place, but things like PCI to be removed.


    Ok, is this one modular? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    Also, I have this cable all the way at the bottom of my case that my current PSU cant reach..it's a fan cable -_-. So will it be able to reach? This is my case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156244
  5. Yep that PSU is modular, and it should reach just fine. Also Seasonic is a great maker.
  6. Gam3r01 said:
    Yep that PSU is modular, and it should reach just fine. Also Seasonic is a great maker.


    Yep, that's why I chose it ^-^. Thanks again!
  7. Gam3r01 said:
    Modular PSUs allow for un needed cables to be removed from the psu. Full modular allows for all cables to be removed, partly modular allows for core cables to stay in place, but things like PCI to be removed.


    Newtorfer said:
    Gam3r01 said:
    Yep that PSU is modular, and it should reach just fine. Also Seasonic is a great maker.


    Yep, that's why I chose it ^-^. Thanks again!


    Building a pc first time
    I5 4670k
    Asus matrix 7970 3gb
    8gb ram
    Msi g45 z87 gamming mainboard
    500gb hdd
    Dvd player
    No over clocking

    Is corsair 750watts HX series modular psu good enough for these components
    Specially for asus matrix 7970 will this power suply work for it
    People had a problem of connecting the this graphic card to power supply
    Will this power supply work?
  8. syed shah said:
    Gam3r01 said:
    Modular PSUs allow for un needed cables to be removed from the psu. Full modular allows for all cables to be removed, partly modular allows for core cables to stay in place, but things like PCI to be removed.


    Newtorfer said:
    Gam3r01 said:
    Yep that PSU is modular, and it should reach just fine. Also Seasonic is a great maker.


    Yep, that's why I chose it ^-^. Thanks again!


    Building a pc first time
    I5 4670k
    Asus matrix 7970 3gb
    8gb ram
    Msi g45 z87 gamming mainboard
    500gb hdd
    Dvd player
    No over clocking

    Is corsair 750watts HX series modular psu good enough for these components
    Specially for asus matrix 7970 will this power suply work for it
    People had a problem of connecting the this graphic card to power supply
    Will this power supply work?


    Yeah im not going to answer this question here, if you go and open a new thread somebody can help you there.
  9. Gam3r01 said:
    syed shah said:
    Gam3r01 said:
    Modular PSUs allow for un needed cables to be removed from the psu. Full modular allows for all cables to be removed, partly modular allows for core cables to stay in place, but things like PCI to be removed.


    Newtorfer said:
    Gam3r01 said:
    Yep that PSU is modular, and it should reach just fine. Also Seasonic is a great maker.


    Yep, that's why I chose it ^-^. Thanks again!


    Building a pc first time
    I5 4670k
    Asus matrix 7970 3gb
    8gb ram
    Msi g45 z87 gamming mainboard
    500gb hdd
    Dvd player
    No over clocking

    Is corsair 750watts HX series modular psu good enough for these components
    Specially for asus matrix 7970 will this power suply work for it
    People had a problem of connecting the this graphic card to power supply
    Will this power supply work?


    Yeah im not going to answer this question here, if you go and open a new thread somebody can help you there.


    Ok I will ask from someone else
    If u will get any idea please tell me.
    Thanks
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