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January 12, 2011 1:23:57 AM

hi i only find psus with modular cables that is 650w or more, is there nothing with a bit less watts?

please be cheap and relyable pwease

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a c 255 ) Power supply
January 12, 2011 2:13:27 AM

Cheapo and reliable can be mutually exclusive. Most PSU's over 50 bucks are hybrid modular. 100% modular is kinda useless ... no sense having a cable you can unplug when if ya unplug that particular cable, your PC don't work.,801...

Below 650 watts ya really don't save much money so it's sorta become the bottom level a self builder generallys elcts as saving $5 isn't a priority to the individual owener.

650 watt power supplies. For comparison purposes , the list below contains performance ratings (10 scale) at / prices as per newegg on 12/31/2010 and ones w/ double asteris (**) made it onto's Editor's Choice List:

Note: Just because you see a brand name on this list, never make the assumption that their other lines are of matching quality. Silverstone for example has other models w/ 6.0 and 7.0 ratings.

Antec Signature 650W (10.0) OOS **
Seasonic X-650 650W (10.0) $135 **
Silverstone Olympia OP650 (10.0) NFS

Thermaltake Toughpower QFan 650W (9.5) NLA

Antec Earthwatts EA650 650W (9.0) $50

Antec True Power Trio 650W (7.5) NLA

XFX XPS 650W XXX Edition Power Supply (7.0) NFS

Antec NeoPower Blue 650W (6.5) NLA

BFG BFGR650PSU 650W (6.0) NLA

NorthQ Black Magic Flex 650W PSU (5.0) NFS

OOS - Out of Stock / NFS - Not For Sale / NLA = No Longer Available

The TX650 from Corsair M12 from Seasonic are also worth buying
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a c 246 ) Power supply
January 12, 2011 4:30:55 AM

^5 +1 pretty much what Jack said.

Originally there was a simple reason why lower wattage psu's were not modular. When modular power supplies were first introduced manufacturing costs were higher for the modular units and they commanded a premium price. Going modular meant higher prices. It wasn't a good deal for cost concious consumers on a tight budget.

I have the Seasonic X-650 Gold power supply. It just happens to be 100% modular. Even the main power cable for the motherboard is modular. However, I did not purchase it for that reason. I bought it based on competent technical reviews I read. Seasonic has a long term reputation for high quality power supplies that are consistently reliable and stable. It is one of a very very few brands that I usually recommend.

I do have a preference for modular power supplies simply because it makes cable management an easy task. I don't have to bother trying to deal with a bunch of extra cables that I don't need. Good cable management can help improve case ventilation, airflow, and cooling. A jumble of extra cables dangling every which way can reduce what othrwise would be excellent cooling. This is particularly true with smaller cases.
January 12, 2011 4:37:15 AM

damn it all. the spagettimonster still lives to see another day :( 
January 12, 2011 4:38:02 AM

Best answer selected by zniff.