View Poll Results: Which is better?

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  • Modular

    28 93.33%
  • "Normal"

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  • I will post my view.

    2 6.67%
  1. Post #1
    macman2's Avatar
    December 2010
    90 Posts
    Hello,

    Here I am again asking about two different standards (My last one was about AMD vs Intel (Intel seems to be better))

    So which is better/more reliable/better all round, Modular or normal PSU's and why? (For those that may not know modular (If I remember right :P) Is when each cable plugs in to the PSU when its needed and normal (in my terms) is when you have all the cables fixed to the unit)

    Thanks

  2. Post #2
    Falubii's Avatar
    May 2010
    3,542 Posts
    No difference, depends on the brand and model.

  3. Post #3
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    Evilan's Avatar
    February 2009
    3,831 Posts
    It really just depends on who built the power supply, how efficient it is and what it costs. Overall though I do prefer to have a modular because it is easier to cable manage and it isn't all that difficult to plug in new wires as they are needed.

  4. Post #4
    macman2's Avatar
    December 2010
    90 Posts
    What modular PSU would you all recommend then? (Currently got a OCZ 650w)

  5. Post #5
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    Evilan's Avatar
    February 2009
    3,831 Posts
    I'm a big fan of the OCZ ModStreamPros and ZXs, Corsair's AX/HX, Cooler Master's Silent Pros, and almost any modular psu Seasonic makes.

  6. Post #6
    Zephyrs's Avatar
    July 2010
    4,102 Posts
    What modular PSU would you all recommend then? (Currently got a OCZ 650w)
    What are you doing/what is lacking with your current PSU?

  7. Post #7
    macman2's Avatar
    December 2010
    90 Posts
    What are you doing/what is lacking with your current PSU?
    Apart from it being a mess not much, the CPU power cable is way to short as well.

    EDIT
    I'm also short on SATA cables too.

  8. Post #8
    Zephyrs's Avatar
    July 2010
    4,102 Posts
    So wattage isn't a problem? I'd think that this meets your needs, but without knowing anything unorthodox that you may or may not have, it's hard to say.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341017

  9. Post #9
    Detective Hoop's Avatar
    November 2010
    65 Posts
    I recommend picking up a cooler master silent pro. I currently have 2 custom builds both with the modular cabled psu. I am 100% happy and its been a full year with no issues. (case looks very tidy as well)
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  10. Post #10
    macman2's Avatar
    December 2010
    90 Posts
    Thanks for the suggestions, The only reason I asked is there used to be some problem with them a while ago (dont ask me what or where I read it)

    I will probably get a more powerful one anyway, maybe a 850 or 1000w one just for future proofing.
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    Zerokateo's Avatar
    November 2011
    4,780 Posts
    Getting 850 or 1000 isn't future proofing, parts are going down in power requirement, not up.
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  12. Post #12
    macman2's Avatar
    December 2010
    90 Posts
    It is futureproofing because if I say plan to run mulit gpu or make it a server I'm going to need the extra wattage.

  13. Post #13
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    Phrozen99's Avatar
    May 2006
    2,346 Posts
    How many gpu's are we talking? Four? 650-700w is more than enough to run a two-sli setup.

  14. Post #14
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    wickedplayer494's Avatar
    April 2011
    11,426 Posts
    Almost always modular. Cable management is quite important. Proper management can deliver better airflow as you have nothing in the way.

  15. Post #15
    I wish I was as cool as Felix :)
    Apache249's Avatar
    April 2010
    7,777 Posts
    How many gpu's are we talking? Four? 650-700w is more than enough to run a two-sli setup.
    Of course it depends what cards he's running. 700w isn't going to cut it for a pair of 680s or 670s.
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    Zerokateo's Avatar
    November 2011
    4,780 Posts
    Of course it depends what cards he's running. 700w isn't going to cut it for a pair of 680s or 670s.
    670's & 680's have a max TDP of around 200 watts, on SLI thats 400 watts and a motherboard and HDD's don't take up 300 watts of power.

  17. Post #17
    I wish I was as cool as Felix :)
    Apache249's Avatar
    April 2010
    7,777 Posts
    I meant with the sort of CPU you'd expect to have if you were running 680/670 SLI.

    Edited:

    I could still be wrong.
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  18. Post #18
    Zephyrs's Avatar
    July 2010
    4,102 Posts
    I meant with the sort of CPU you'd expect to have if you were running 680/670 SLI.

    Edited:

    I could still be wrong.
    Ivy bridge i7s don't even draw 80 watts at full load. Going back a ways, the Bloomfields only drew something like 130.

    77 watts.

    Unless you have 30 hard drives, it's overkill.

  19. Post #19
    I wish I was as cool as Felix :)
    Apache249's Avatar
    April 2010
    7,777 Posts
    Ivy bridge i7s don't even draw 80 watts at full load. Going back a ways, the Bloomfields only drew something like 130.

    77 watts.

    Unless you have 30 hard drives, it's overkill.
    Well I suppose I was wrong then. Carry on.
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  20. Post #20
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    Evilan's Avatar
    February 2009
    3,831 Posts
    Ivy bridge i7s don't even draw 80 watts at full load. Going back a ways, the Bloomfields only drew something like 130.

    77 watts.

    Unless you have 30 hard drives, it's overkill.
    Only 30 hard drives? What will I ever do with the 31st?

    Seriously though. The power draw on Intel's new line is often times less than advertised unless you get a really bad chip. Even then, the difference is far less than what it used to be around 95-135.

  21. Post #21
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    kaze4159's Avatar
    January 2008
    8,988 Posts
    Only 30 hard drives? What will I ever do with the 31st?
    Buy another PSU and sit it in the case

  22. Post #22
    Akito8's Avatar
    December 2009
    324 Posts
    I have the corsair HX 750w, it's a beast

    Ample power for basically any single card setup.


    I'd definitely go modular over non-modular currently, it just makes things so much neater in the case.

    I only wish the PSU was completely modular, meaning each cable only had 1 connector on the end for full customizibility. I guess that's just me dreaming though

  23. Post #23
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    Phrozen99's Avatar
    May 2006
    2,346 Posts
    I have the corsair HX 750w, it's a beast

    Ample power for basically any single card setup.


    I'd definitely go modular over non-modular currently, it just makes things so much neater in the case.

    I only wish the PSU was completely modular, meaning each cable only had 1 connector on the end for full customizibility. I guess that's just me dreaming though
    Buy the AX series next time. I got the ax650 and never looked back.