Modular psu

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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  1. 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?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%2050001516&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=58%7C17-371-021%5E17-371-021-TS%2C17-371-015%5E17-371-015-S01
  2. 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?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%2050001516&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=58%7C17-371-021%5E17-371-021-TS%2C17-371-015%5E17-371-015-S01


    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.
  3. 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?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%2050001669%20600014024&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=58%7C17-139-022%5E17-139-022-TS%2C17-139-011%5E17-139-011-TS%2C17-207-001%5E17-207-001-TS%2C17-207-011%5E17-207-011-TS
  4. 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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