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Old 01-28-2008, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question diff b/w modular & non modular power supplies?

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Can anyone explain to me what the diff b/w modular and non modular power supplies is?
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Default Re: diff b/w modular & non modular power supplies?

One has removable cords and one does not...unless there is something else...
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Modular power supplies have all the accessory cables, and more, like non-modular PSUs, but the non-essential cables are detachable. That's beneficial for two things: One, it means more options when it comes to what you need to plug in, and secondly it allows for much better cable management, which in turn reduces heat within the case and increases air flow.
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Alot of people think that modular power supplies cause all these problems and are overpriced. But thats not the case with MOST of the modular PSUs I've come across.
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there is the one con of resistance with a Modular PSU, but if you don't cheap out on it, you probably won't have a Resistance issue
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imo modular is worth it
the resistance really isn't a factor for most modular psu's
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best psu i have owned yet and it is just as expensive as the non modular 600w psu's out. outperforms the 520hx by just a tad and is cheaper. NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone Strider ST60F 600W ATX12V 24PIN Modular Power Supply W/120MM Fan Active PFC - SST-ST60F In Canada.
54 amps. with out counting the peak amperage.
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