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May 30, 2012 12:59:09 PM

Corsair 650W PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Modular -- OCZ MODXSTREAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

On the comments people are complaining about it not being fully modular...should I just go with a non-modular PSU?...I was hoping I wouldn't have to bother with cable management and I could just plug it in and maybe hide "some" wires but not everyone one, but oh well.

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May 30, 2012 1:09:58 PM

corsair psus are top notch
ocz psus are ok
modular is convenient
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May 30, 2012 1:11:35 PM

The Corsair PSU is the better of the two.

"Some" cable management is necessary in order to get good airflow throughout your case.

This would be my recommendation for a PSU:
620w SeaSonic Modular $90 (was $125)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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620w Antec Modular $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The SeaSonic is the best of the two I believe. Very highly recommended manufacturer well known for making the best quality PSU's.
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May 30, 2012 1:14:56 PM

AdrianPerry said:
The Corsair PSU is the better of the two.

"Some" cable management is necessary in order to get good airflow throughout your case.

This would be my recommendation for a PSU:
620w SeaSonic Modular $90 (was $125)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
620w Antec Modular $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The SeaSonic is the best of the two I believe. Very highly recommended manufacturer well known for making the best quality PSU's.


Thanks.
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May 30, 2012 2:57:50 PM

get any power supply that is OEM from seasonic. brands in clude seasoinc themselves, xfx, corsair,and the mk2 series from pc and power cooling
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May 30, 2012 8:01:35 PM

Or anything from Super Flower.
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May 30, 2012 8:15:35 PM

shell shocke said:
Corsair 650W PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Modular -- OCZ MODXSTREAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

On the comments people are complaining about it not being fully modular...should I just go with a non-modular PSU?...I was hoping I wouldn't have to bother with cable management and I could just plug it in and maybe hide "some" wires but not everyone one, but oh well.

Modular has a place in small form factor builds, where space is really hard to come by.
In a midsize or larger case, not so much.
On a properly sized modular psu, you are going to be using most of the supplied leads anyway. It really is no big deal to move unused cables out of the way.
As a rule modular psu's are priced higher.
I see no negative with modular, but it is better to buy a Quality psu of any type over a questionable modular unit.
My short list of quality units would include PC P&C, Seasonic, XFX, Antec, and Corsair.
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May 30, 2012 9:19:55 PM

With a case featuring storage space behind the motherboard or elsewhere for unused cables, I personally would not bother with modular: more expensive, extra intermediate connectors introduce extra potential points of failire and the extra wiring within the PSU may obstruct airflow by requiring tighter component packing.

In my Antec 300, I strapped my unused power cables to the 5.25" drive cage's right side, out of the way from anything else.
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