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modular or no?

mlmh024
  • 59 months ago

I'm having some difficulty deciding.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm having some difficulty deciding.... Why?

If you can afford a modular one, that's the way to go...

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Modular or semi-modular will make cable management much easier. Provides for better airflow in the case and looks cleaner as well.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

If you can afford a decent modular PSU, go for it. Remember though, it's not worth sacrificing PSU quality for modularity. Better to have a quality non-modular PSU than a potato modular one.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

You can easily get top quality psu's with gold and full modularity at great prices. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220gs0650v1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Non-modular:

The PSU comes with ALL possible cables attached to it, ready to go. This has the advantage of ensuring you're not going to need a cable. The downside is that it's VERY messy and if you're into cable-management, it's a nightmare storing away all the excess cables you don't need. Bad cable-management can mean the difference between a good or bad airflow and consequently the operating temperature of your system.

Semi-modular:

Only some cables come pre-attached. There's less clutter and it can be pretty alright. However it's more expensive than non-modular.

Modular:

No cables at all. You only attach the ones you need. This is ideal for tweakers and those with deeper pockets, as it's both more expensive, but also gives you more options.

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