So is the RAIDMAX HYBRID not really a true modular power supply? I read comments like "cheap version of modular" and "It's hybrid modular, meaning the 24 and 4 pin motherboard supply cables are not modular, you need them anyway", but I have no idea what that means. Help?
Would the KINGWIN Mach Modular power supply save me a noticable amount of space over the RAIDMAX HYBRID Modular supply through being able to remove more unneeded cables?
Thanks for your help! The RAIDMAX HYBRID rebate ends in a few days so your answers will help me decide if I should get that one or not!
First, a word about modular power supplies. To the best of my knowledge the 20+4 power cable and the second smaller power cable that connect to the motherboard are always permanently attached to the psu. Therefore, no modular power supply is truly 100% modular. At least I have never seen a 20+4 power cable that could be easily removed. Somewhere there may be such a psu but it would be very very unusual.
Second, a word about your choices. You might want to reconsider. It's pretty much a situation of you get what you pay for. Neither Raidmax nor Kingwin are recommended. Here is a link to a tiered list of psu's where you'll see that Raidmax and Kingwin are in the tier 5, not recommended list:
My personal recommendation is the Corsair HX 620 watt modular power supply. In fact, that's the model I have in my personal pc. I also build pc's for friends, neighbors, and girlfriends. I use Corsair exclusively. The Corsair's are rock solid and very stable. Tom's Hardware just did a review of 700 watt psu's and Corsair as usual did very well. Shop around for the best price on line. Last week they were heavily discounted and on line vendors were throwing in free shipping. It's a pretty good bang for the buck.
exactly my point. what's the point of having the 24pin modular if you absolutely must have it connected to run the damn thing! i mean fair enough for sata cables and pci e cables since chances are you aren't going to use them all, but for the base cables (the bare necessities if you like) it MUST be non modular imo
Thank you for all your responses! I looked up the Corsair HX 620 and it does look very nice. It's just more pricey than the RAIDMAX HYBRID I gave in my first post (it is $120 compared to the cheap raidmax, which is $50). They both offer the same wattage and both got 5 eggs on newegg.
How likely really is the RAIDMAX HYBRID to damage itself and other things? like would it most likely not cause damage? The price is tempting, but I don't want it to fry other components and end up costing exponentially more