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Windows 7: Modular PSU - really neat

12 Mar 2013   #1
Wrenches

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
Modular PSU - really neat

I think I made a pun.

When I upgraded my on-chip video to video card I went ahead and upgraded the PSU. After reviewing PSUs I decided on the Seasonic S12II 520 Bronze for $65 plus $9.65 shipping. As I looked further I saw the modular version of said PSU (M12II) for $80 (free shipping) which is instant $20 off at Newegg. Since it's only $5.35 more than the S12II I had to be crazy not to get the M12II.

When I got it I saw the benefit where I got 7 add-on cables and I only needed one for the drives. For my miniATX case it was a big plus for cooling.

I thought I'd let you guys know about this PSU if you're looking for one. The Seasonic brand is very popular for good builds and that the modular model is a bargain to the wired model.


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12 Mar 2013   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I only use and recommend (fully) modular power supplies to my clients. As you have found out, it eliminates the clutter of the unused cables/connectors. This can also help internal air flow in some cases.
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12 Mar 2013   #3
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Amen!
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12 Mar 2013   #4
sisrace

 

The corsair modular 600W isnt quite fully modular becouse they come with non modular motherboard power and cpu power. but obiously you dont need them to be modular anyway. (did say before editing (but obiously you dont need them anyway. well. YEAH thats a kinda important powercable right there)
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12 Mar 2013   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I agree modular, or even semi-modular (you are going to use the 24 and 4or 8 pin cable anyway so it doesn't need to be modular), is the best way to go, even if one has to pay as much as $20 or more to get it. Rarely does anyone need all the cables on a PSU so you can just use the ones you need, cutting down on clutter and improving airflow. Also, it's much easier to customize the cables on modular PSUs.
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12 Mar 2013   #6
Wrenches

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Exactly. The power cable and the cpu cable(s) are always needed so they're wired in. I kinda expected that and the rest can be detachable. When I pulled my Corsair CX430 PSU I realized the clutter, too many cables I'll never need and I'm clipping ties.

I can say that from now on all my PSUs are going to be modular. Once you get a taste of it you'll never look back.
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12 Mar 2013   #7
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wrenches View Post
I think I made a pun.

When I upgraded my on-chip video to video card I went ahead and upgraded the PSU. After reviewing PSUs I decided on the Seasonic S12II 520 Bronze for $65 plus $9.65 shipping. As I looked further I saw the modular version of said PSU (M12II) for $80 (free shipping) which is instant $20 off at Newegg. Since it's only $5.35 more than the S12II I had to be crazy not to get the M12II.

When I got it I saw the benefit where I got 7 add-on cables and I only needed one for the drives. For my miniATX case it was a big plus for cooling.

I thought I'd let you guys know about this PSU if you're looking for one. The Seasonic brand is very popular for good builds and that the modular model is a bargain to the wired model.
The Seasonic are excellent buys now, their prices have come down while at the same time their quality has gotten even better. They are on the top of their game: the build quality, design, components, and voltage regulation are all top notch. You made a good choice.
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12 Mar 2013   #8
Wrenches

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks, a lot of builders told me Seasonic or XFX, nothing else. Of course there's other brands that was made by Seasonic for them and I'm guessing XFX does too.

Researching always helps.
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13 Mar 2013   #9
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

modular FTW!!
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13 Mar 2013   #10
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I agree. Modular is sooo much better. even just installing the components is easier since you don't have all the cables at once hanging all over the place. just install them individually as you go. Route the cables to where they should be and install the next one.... After having a modular PSU in my desktop rig, I will never go back
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