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    Re: what do you recon?

    Depends on your case I guess. Certainly makes a difference in smaller cases.

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    Re: what do you recon?

    Quote Originally Posted by douglasb View Post
    but with an unmodular you can just tape the unwanted cables to the side or bottom of the case, doesnt realy make a difference does it?
    Makes a difference if you dont want to tape them all around the place.

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    Re: what do you recon?

    There is quite a price premium for a modular PSU, but having used one, I find ththat the flexibility they offer, in that you only need to plug in peripheral cables that you need, is worthwhile. However if the design of ypur PC is such that you use all or most of the connectors on a non-modular PSU, then it probably isn't worth buying one.
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    Re: what do you recon?

    think i will get a modular PSU then as i wont be using most of the connectors and its only £13 more for the modular version of the 625W Enermax than the unmodular one. thanks

    btw does anyone know anything abut my earlyer question about asus's built in wifi?

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    Re: what do you recon?

    Quote Originally Posted by douglasb View Post
    think i will get a modular PSU then as i wont be using most of the connectors and its only £13 more for the modular version of the 625W Enermax than the unmodular one. thanks

    btw does anyone know anything abut my earlyer question about asus's built in wifi?
    Its a TOP PSU and you definitely wont be disappointed

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    Re: what do you recon?

    First one is an OEM (the one you want i should think).

    The second one is the full retail (upgrade only)

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    Re: what do you recon?

    ones retail, ones OEM

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    Re: what do you recon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    The offering on the X38 (QuadGT) is a great board but the extras and the price were absolutely awful. ABIT skimped on just about everything possible and thats poor coming from a known enthusiast company.
    I think that they pretty much admitted that it was a cockup at the factory as the fan clips at least were obviously meant to be included in the bundle & certainly several people have reported success in getting them sent to them.
    I would be very surprised if it happened again.
    Nothing wrong with the price imo - it's been 1 of the cheaper X38s.

    Couple that with the fact they have deserted the UK (despite what they tell you),.
    they have a freephone no. from the UK, that's better than many companies with UK offices.

    Quote Originally Posted by douglasb View Post
    one of the reasons i like the asus motherboard is that it has built in wifi, so i wouldnt have to buy a seperate wifi card which would take up space inside the case and cost more.
    abit do a x1 PCI-E wifi card (AirPace) that's about £11 usually - an IP35 plus that still comes in cheaper than the P5K that you linked.

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    Re: what do you recon?

    Buff .....
    It was one of the cheaper ones because all of the xtras that you were supposed to get, they didnt bother including and make you chase them yourself. THis makes it, in my eyes, rubbish service.

    Im not knocking the board, im very happy with it.

    Just a shame that instead of going the 'extra mile' like many companies do, they just didnt bother.

    Its a cheaper x38, i agree, but £150 is still an expensive board.

    I know you will defend them to the hilt but you cannot deny this is a POOR package.

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