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PSU plug in or no plug which is better?

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February 10, 2011 12:47:32 AM

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What is best to have for a psu, the kind with plugable cables or a normal kind with the cables built in?

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a b ) Power supply
February 10, 2011 12:53:23 AM

It's your choice. modular is nice but you still end up with a bundle of wires, just not as many as the non-modular PSU's.
Non-modular is nice in that when you install something, you don't have to go hunting for another cable; "hmmm, where did I put those." LOL
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February 10, 2011 1:17:26 AM

Modular introduces another point of failure where the modular cables plug into the power supply unit.
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February 10, 2011 2:58:06 AM

modular cables are cool, but it you arent very picky and dont care about having a few extra cabes then a standard psu is fine.
modular cables are for if you are either a neat freak or you believe in maximizing air flow. but i would recmmend a standard psu and just spening 5 minutes extr hiding away the cables.
anyway, non-modular (standard) power supplies are cheaper :) 
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February 10, 2011 3:07:36 AM

I chose a modular power supply simply because I have a small case so there isn't much room to hide the spare cables. I also chose the power supply I have, the Cooler Master 850 W Silent Pro because it uses flat black cable designs where as some power supplies will have a bundle of yellow and black wires that are a little harder to run and cause a slight loss of airflow.

As ko888 stated though, the point where the cables plug in to the supply is one more point that could fail, although unlikely, it could happen.
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February 10, 2011 1:43:57 PM

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February 10, 2011 1:46:37 PM

axipher said:
I chose a modular power supply simply because I have a small case so there isn't much room to hide the spare cables. I also chose the power supply I have, the Cooler Master 850 W Silent Pro because it uses flat black cable designs where as some power supplies will have a bundle of yellow and black wires that are a little harder to run and cause a slight loss of airflow.

As ko888 stated though, the point where the cables plug in to the supply is one more point that could fail, although unlikely, it could happen.


Thanks everyone. I went back a bought the Scythe Gouriki 3 700 watt psu. It has total 12V 80A.
It is the bundle one.
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