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Speaking about PSU's Modular or Non-Modular?

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#1 mmmmm...beer


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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:50 PM

Reading some posts about a slickdeal PSU coupon for newegg I read this a couple guys had posted....

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These are quality power supplies and good deals.

Unfortunately none of the SKU's are modular. I've gone modular and will never buy non modular again.

OMG, you are so right. I built my first rig with a non-modular psu. Gotta say, going with a modular next time, even if it cost almost twice as much

What exactly are these guys talking about? Modular and non-modular? Is one PSU easier to install?

Edited by mmmmm...beer, 22 April 2010 - 02:51 PM.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 03:23 PM

Modular PSUs allow you to use only the wires you need for your install. The wires (PCIE/MOLEX/SATA power etc) plug in individuually to the PSU to cut down the wiring mess. Non modular PSUs have all of the wires permanently attached to the unit so you tend to have a bit more clutter, and difficulty hiding the extra wiring if you are anal retentive.

Modular PSU: http://www.extremepc.co.nz/images/corsairhx1000w.jpg

Or semi modular if you are being precise as the ATX/4/8pin are hard wired on most with the other cables being removable. No difference to me as far as difficulty/ease of installation.

Edited by dpunisher, 22 April 2010 - 03:25 PM.

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