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#1 JPHarvey

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 11:28 PM

Howdy All,

I was interested in purchasing a modular power supply (like this one: http://www.flexiglow.com/products/SeriesConnect.htm or alternatively this style: )http://www.thermaltake.com/purepower/woo7374PST/w007374.htm) due to the fact that they make cabling a bleepe load more manageable, and (I reckon) look pretty damn good.

Has anyone got one? Is it worth the money? Did it do all that you expected?

And additionally, what version did you have/were you interested in (post link if possible)?

All opinions welcome, and encouraged.... Cheers :thumbsup:

Edited by JPHarvey, 02 June 2006 - 09:49 PM.

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 01:57 AM

Nice looking PSUs, both have good amperage on the 12V rail/s, and the cables deffinitely will help with more efficient circulation. Personally I would go for the Thermaltake, I like the idea of two 12V rails @ 15amps rather than the single 28amp.

These PSUs are anywhere from $40. to $60. more expensive than say a Antec of similar output, but they are nice.

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 06:34 PM

I don't personnally own one but I am guessing they probably work that same way as any other PSU and probably don't have any major problems since there isn't really any fancy electronics inside... It is pasically a power strip inside your computer and you have a bunch of mini extension cords...

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 07:11 AM

I dont personally have a thermaltake PSU, but I do have a modular one and I have to say it looks a lot nicer. Im not at my computer atm and It's slipped my mind which one I've got but its got braided extensions, adding even more to the clean look - plus you dont have to find somewhere to put the 400 miles of cables you dont use.

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 02:50 PM

Hi Bazanaius, I agree with dc3 on the thermaltake supply. Two 15 amp rails are better. And they are quality components
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Posted 04 June 2006 - 09:32 PM

Whats the difference between having 2 x 15Amp vs. 1 x 28Amp?
[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
[MoBo]ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nForce590)
[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
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[PSU]CoolerMaster 1kW
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[OS]Windows Vista Ultimate 64
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Posted 04 June 2006 - 11:04 PM

Cleaner power and better regulation is the short answer, but what it does is on a dual rail psu one rail is responsible for the cpu and the other for the peripherals.

Edited by dc3, 04 June 2006 - 11:06 PM.

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#8 JPHarvey

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 12:54 AM

Ahh gotcha
[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
[MoBo]ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nForce590)
[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
[GPU]XFX 8800 GTX 768MB [SLI] @ Stock
[PSU]CoolerMaster 1kW
[Audio]ASUS Xonar D2
[Case]Antec Nine Hundred
[OS]Windows Vista Ultimate 64
[LCD]SAMSUNG 226BW
[Other]WC'd CPU & SLI




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