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    modular psu's?

    Sorry but yet another psu thread (do all psu's fail at the same time of year?) but I specifically want a modular one. At the mo I dont have a lot crammed in the case that needs powering so having the "air flow space" rather than a dozen cables to loose seems a good idea. Unfortunately this excludes the Seasonics, so it seems to leave..

    Tagan Easycon

    Enermax liberty

    Hiper R

    The Tagan seems to only claim to be atx2.01 as opposed to 2.2 but I dont know specifically what the difference is

    really its which is likely to be more stable & quieter.

    Whilst the Hiper "looks good" being over 50 this seems less important!, the Tagan may not be the most current spec, and I can find little info on the Enermax.
    So any comments, or have I missed any options?

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    I'd be interested to know the answer to this too, I currently have a Hiper Type R 480w psu, it's not modular, but I have it to be reliable, however my cabling is really untidy and I'd like to do something about it so I'm thinking of going modular too.

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    sorry but what does modular mean? can soemone pls explain it to me?

    thanks.

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    Modular PSU's have detachable cables, so if you have 4 unconnected 4 pin power cables, you can disconnect them at the PSU so there is less cable to try and tidy up. That right?

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    Yup that's it m8. There are fully modular and partially modular PSU as well. One example of fully modullar is the Hyper, for partially is the OCZ, the ATX cable remains intact and not modular.
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    The Hiper isn't fully modular, the ATX power and 12v connecor are always in. I have the 580W type-R Modular, its fantastic, its very stable, incredibly easy to install, it looks awesome, comes with the best packagin I have ever seen (its a toolbox!!!) and is very very quiet. Highly recommended.

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    My 480w Type R came in a toolbox too and with a red led 80mm fan, how cool is that ;o)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenNight
    The Hiper isn't fully modular, the ATX power and 12v connecor are always in. I have the 580W type-R Modular, its fantastic, its very stable, incredibly easy to install, it looks awesome, comes with the best packagin I have ever seen (its a toolbox!!!) and is very very quiet. Highly recommended.
    Agreed here - it's a great PSU. Especially that you can switch between 20 & 24 pin if you need to - the other 4 pins detatch.

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    I have an Antec Neopower 480 watt PSU, it's modular and incredibly solid. I have set Prime95 running for at least 45 minutes without a single fluctuation in the 12v rail at 100% cpu load. Neither does it fluctuate on the 3.3v and 5v lines, well impressive I thought.
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    I have a friend who recommends the Antec Neopower highly aswell, the only problem was with a dodgy surge protector, but after he replaced that it's been perfect.

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    Tagan EasyCon is a great PSU.. Altho the 12v is a little weak, but the split rail makes up for it.. They are quiet.. runs really cool..

    I have 2 running in both my A64 systems.. they are rock stable at all my overclocks (refer to sig).. Never had the slightest hiccup..

    The most important thingy is that EasyCon is really easy toi manage.. and it has like enuf cables to fit 2 PSUs.. There are spares everywhere when u needed to do some testing..
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    I'll agree with Sawyen and add my support for the EasyCon 580: a really quiet PSU that runs nicely right out of the box. Good solid connections, but be wary that if you have an SLi setup and several drives opposite it's gonna get a bit crowded as all the primary leads have EMF suppressors on them - here have a look:

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    Cool

    Another vote for the Hiper 580W type-R Modular from me.

    Stunning PSU, very stable, very quiet, nice toolbox included

    Powers my dual core SLI'd rig np at all.

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    Thanks I think I will probably go with the Tagan, but, since I'll never have as many drives as you Omar! nor am I ever likely to go sli, I think I should get away with the 430W

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    The Tagan is a great PSU and I would say go for it
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    If you're running a 6800Ultra.. I'd suggest something like a 480W Tagan.. You never know when you actually need to put in an extra 300GB hdd rite? And you could probably migrate that PSU to your next system when upgrade time comes around again next year..
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