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Modular power supply question(S)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by newconroer, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. newconroer

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    Going to be installing a GTX 280 soon and have to dish out for a new PSU.
    I am considering a modular unit, yet I've never worked with them before. All I know is that it allows for better cable management, yet the electrical resistance can decrease power output.

    Is this a self-explanitory situation, or will I need proper voltage tools to test the leads?
     
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    No, the voltages will be fine, don't know where you heard that :confused:

    I would suggest a corsair modular PSU as they are know to be the most stable, well built and silent PSUs around. I would suggest a HX620W at least for a GTX280 or maybe higher

    Check out this review http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/371
     
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    Thanks for the reply and recommendation.

    I'm already going with a Silverstone DA750.

    It's good to hear I won't have to anything extreme. I just can't see myself in my mind plugging in the leads, much like you would when thinking of computer build.

    I suspect there will at least by some markings or documentation to tell me where to plug things in.
     
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    Yea, it's pretty foolproof. You should be OK and happy gaming with your new card :toast:
     
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    yeah, the whole 'power loss' and 'increased resistance' through the connector concept was mostly people over scrutinizing and trying to find fault in the concept. Modular is a proven method.
     

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