- 73 months ago
I'm thinking of getting a Zalman ZM-1 MicroATX mini tower (only because someone recommended it to me in a build) and something which was also recommended was a 430W semi-modular PSU, but the price of that PSU has gone up and I can't find an affordable one (on a $600 budget), so I'm wondering... is anyone else using the same or similar tower with a non-modular PSU, and if so, does it reduce the airflow, or are there any other significant disadvantages? Is getting the semi-modular PSU going to make much of a difference? Or maybe I should get a different tower altogether, such as a mid tower, and just go with a non-modular PSU? If it helps at all to know what my build might look like, I will gladly post it. Decisions, decisions!
I did find this article ( http://www.tomshardware.com/news/power-supplies-psu,8016.html ) that has me leaning toward a non-modular, in which case, I have no idea what tower to get, or if I should just stick with the one that was recommended. Any thoughts? Much appreciated. Thanks!