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Best 1000w MODULAR powersupply?

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July 8, 2009 3:46:54 PM

Hey guys.. I realize that there are plenty of roundup threads for 1000w power supplies, but they seem to be non-modular.. I'm most certainly looking for a modular one and would like to know the best one for a reasonable price... If anyone knows please drop me a quick line.
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Here are some of them I was looking at lemme know if one of those are rated good or suggest another one please

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ZALMAN ZM1000-HP 1000W:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

XION AXP Lan-Party Edition AXP-1000R14HE 1000W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

SILVERSTONE ST1000 1000W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
July 8, 2009 7:20:48 PM

Corsair 1000HX, easy choice.
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July 8, 2009 7:23:35 PM

the corsair, but only because it's $50 cheaper, otherwise the silverstone would be the best choice because of it's higher efficiency.
a b ) Power supply
July 8, 2009 8:04:44 PM

Enermax Revolution 1050.
a c 126 ) Power supply
July 8, 2009 8:26:58 PM

Is there a particular reason why you want modular?

With a properly sized psu, you will be using most of the power leads anyway, making modular of less value.
There is a plus for neatness if there are enough leads that you will not be using, or if you have a case with poor cable management capabilities.

Larger power supplies tend to have fixed leads because it is thought that the plugs are a weak point that may loosen or deteriorate over time.
http://www.pcpower.com/technology/myths/#m3

Consider the advantages of the new PC P&C silencer910. It is not modular, but is one of the few silver certified psu's with typical 88% efficiency:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Oh, yes, it also costs about 2/3 the price of the ones you listed.
July 8, 2009 9:37:35 PM

Corsair HX1000.
a b ) Power supply
July 9, 2009 12:46:52 AM

geofelt said:
Larger power supplies tend to have fixed leads because it is thought that the plugs are a weak point that may loosen or deteriorate over time.
http://www.pcpower.com/technology/myths/#m3

That's a load of crap. Why would anyone be plugging and unplugging the end of the cable connected to the PSU enough to make it deteriorate or become loose? If you really need to detach the cables, how will a hardwired PSU help? Why won't the connector at the other end of the cable deteriorate or become loose?

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Consider the advantages of the new PC P&C silencer910. It is not modular, but is one of the few silver certified psu's with typical 88% efficiency:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Oh, yes, it also costs about 2/3 the price of the ones you listed.

Have you seen how many cables that PSU has? You'll need a large case with a lot of extra space to hide them all. I'd rather have a Corsair HX850 which is more efficient and modular.
September 21, 2009 7:39:31 AM

Considering that you can purchase all the PSU ends for anywhere between $0.10 and $1 (molex, fan, aux 6pin, floppy, atx 20pin, p4 12v 4pin,...) each, all you need is needle-nose pliers, some electrical tape, and a pair of scissors and you can make any psu modular... Really, BETTER than modular, since you can adjust your PSU power-cable lengths perfectly. svc.com, moddersmart.com and frozencpu.com all sell the parts and tools. Change them to UV colored ends, or if you want even more customization, replace the individual wires with UV colored wires... Make all your electrical UV-Red, use UV-Blue for your water cooling, get UV-Green SATA Cables for your drives...

anyway, PSUs are pretty easy to mod. and you can cut off and cap the cables you don't need if you don't have a case where you can tuck them away...
September 21, 2009 9:00:52 AM

Corsair. Do you really need 1kW though? If not, the Corsair HX850W actually has less ripple and better efficiency than the HX1000, though it does (obviously) have a lower peak output.
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