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Modular psu

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March 12, 2011 12:15:12 AM

I have a friend who says that modular is the be all and end all when it comes to choosing a psu.
I'm finding that modular is way more expensive.
Would you people pay an extra $100 for a modular psu as opposed to a regular psu?

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March 12, 2011 1:11:20 AM

davcon said:
No but generally a modular unit isn't much more expensive then it's similiar counterpart.
$100 is a huge exaggeration btw i've never seen it.
In this case the modular unit is cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...


The modular units hanging around the 850w and above mark are way more expensive on the website I'm looking at, but yeah. I suppose it's a good idea to shop around.
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March 12, 2011 11:43:58 AM

poopoo-peepee said:
The modular units hanging around the 850w and above mark are way more expensive on the website I'm looking at, but yeah. I suppose it's a good idea to shop around.

Another example in this case which generally holds true $20-30 difference for modular.
Good units you should be shopping for btw.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
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March 12, 2011 12:20:16 PM

Why do you want a modular power supply?

The main advantage to a modular supply is, you can reduce system clutter & improve air flow by running Just the wires you need. This is a big deal in a smaller, minimalist system. But, if your running a loaded up system with dual GPUs you'll end up using just about all the wires any way.

The second think I've seen is sometimes the modular supplies are bit quieter / more powerful. Here is one example I came across....

You get silence to 525watts with the 750HX
http://www.corsair.com/power-suppl [...] x750w.html

Here is a BIG difference the 750TX is Only silent to 375 watts!!!! (so, there is obviously more going on between these models than Just modular vs non-modular...)
http://www.corsair.com/power-suppl [...] x750w.html
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