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Old 09-11-2009, 12:00 AM   #21 (permalink)
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The issues I have with a mosular psu are these:

a) the extra cost.
b) an extra connection to have issues with.

The benefits:
easier cable management.

With a good case and som decent wire management skills this is not an issue. Here is my example of a Corsair 750tx:


ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 :: INTEL i7 920 @3.4 :: XFX GTX260 :: 6gb Corsair 1600 :: Corsair 750TX :: TRUE 120 :: Samsung T240 24" :: Windows 7 X64

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Old 09-11-2009, 06:41 AM   #22 (permalink)
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That is pretty beautiful man.

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Old 09-11-2009, 07:18 AM   #23 (permalink)
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The CM 1250 watt PS has a lot of cables. It just takes a little practice to keep them out of the way. I'm not the best at cable management. You can see my rigs here


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Old 09-11-2009, 09:39 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Thanks alot guys I've decided to go with the stuff you guys recommended and made my purchase. Thanks!

  • Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
  • EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
  • OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
  • CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
  • Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
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