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    Looking for a good quality, modular PSU, recommendations?

    I'm in the market for a new PSU, specifically I'd like one that has detachable cables (unless there's some real inherent problem with these) so I can rid my case of the rats nest that's currently stuffed into the spare 5.25" bays. I currently have a 460w Akasa supply so something about the same wattage or a little higher and the Akasa is nice and quiet so I'm after a PSU which (in short):

    - is quiet
    - is modular
    - is around 460-500w

    any recommendations gratefully received

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    Tagan 530W EasyCon.

    I have one, I think its a little loud BUT I DONT THINK SO! It must be something else im my comp.

    Anyway, all cables are beautifully braided and its stable! At £70 you cant go wrong.

    The Enermax Liberty is a favourite amongst HardOCP and other forums, but the modular cables SUCK (they are crap for usage, 2x MOLEX and 2x SATA on EACH cable).

    Its a little more expensive at £75.

    The Hiper TYPE R 580W is a good looking power supply. But it sometimes goes POP and poeple with powerful systems have complained about clicking noises. Also, tests shows it CANNOT run at 580W.

    But its £60-65.

    Good luck.

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    I really like my Hiper Type-R, haven't had any problems at all, the connections are a lot more secure than some other modular PSUs, mine is utterly silent, comes in fantastic packaging and is incredibly stable, highly recommended.
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    If this version is like the 530W I have then its superb, the cables are gorgeous, brilliant PSU's
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    Do not get an Ultra X-connect!

    Imo the Tagan is a slightly better PSU but the Hiper has better aesthetics if you have a window.

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    Also the hyper was just on offer for £59.

    One good feature is that after you switch your computer off, the fans inside still spin for a few minutes effectively cooling your system (almost directly above my cpu....)
    The cables are nice and easy to use and the carry case it comes in is useful, already my dad has his eyes set on it.....
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    A Tagan TG430-U15 430W ATX2.01 Easycon SLi would be overkill for your computer, enjoy..
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    YEp steer clear of Ultra, my mate bought one for his uber PC only to find that they don't have a 24 pin ATX cable or two PCI-Express lines and that it would just restart his machine at regular intervals. Go Hiper!
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    all the modular power supplies will be good as they are a premium item. They vary but they are all good.

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    Not the ULTRA it isnt..

    Those are just plain crap..

    Tagan 530W EasyCon for the win.. I have 2 of them, solid as a rock..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Yep tagan are the best got the 580watt easycon no probs with it at all

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    which is quieter, the Hiper or Tagan?

    Do either have manual (or auto) fan control? My current Thermaltake PSU has a manual fan speed adjuster.

    My System: Coolermaster Centurion 5 (black) case, Intel E6750 Core2Duo, Tagan Easy-Con 530W, Asus P5B Deluxe WIFI, OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC, Samsung SpinPoint 200Gb SATA2 / 2 x Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200Gb SATA, 256Mb Sapphire ATI PCI-E X1950PRO, Creative X-Fi Xtreme 7.1, 19" Daewoo W9ZQ Black Widescreen TFT, 4Mb Virgin Cable Broadband (formerly Blueyonder) with Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G and DD-WRT firmware.

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    Tagan 480 or 530w Easycon, very quiet. The cables are all braided and of high quality, easy to manage.
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    Erm not sure about the Tagans but *sticks head under desk* nope, with my ears inches from the shiny fans I can't hear them.
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    Pretty sure that both the Hiper & Tagan have auto fan control.

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