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Modular PSU or Non-Modular

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am a beginner to all the PC building and I just noticed quite a big difference between the prices on Non-Modular and Modular PSUs. Is the money for Modular PSUs worth it or is it just a thing to make your PC more clean in terms of cable management. 

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2 minutes ago, lavishly said:

just a thing to make your PC more clean in terms of cable management

mostly this. if you aren't concerned with looks, or cable management, i would save the money and go non-modular.

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Its mostly for cable management, but most of the better power supplies have it. What is the rest of your build and budget? Ill see if I know any that will be a good fit. There is also a psu tier list in my signature that includes great units.


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The diffrence is mostly just cable management.


My System - OS: Arch Linux CPU: Ryzen 3600 @ 4.1 Ghz 1.33v Motherboard: Asus Strix X470-I Gaming RAM: 2x16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro @ 3200 CL16 GPU: MSI Radeon 5700XT Mech OC

Wifes System - OS: Manjaro Linux CPU: Ryzen 3600 @ 4.1 Ghz 1.32v Motherboard: Asus Crosshair VI Hero X370 RAM: 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro @ 3200 CL16 GPU: AMD 5700XT Reference Card

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Like the others have said, it's indeed mostly a think to make cable management a bit easier - certainly not necessary. Do be sure, though, that the PSU is of good enough quality. :)


PC SPECS: CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k @4.4GHz - Mobo: Asrock Extreme 4 (Z77) - GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr 2GB - RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB (8GB) 1600MHz CL8 + 1x8GB - Storage: SSD: Sandisk Extreme II 120GB. HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB - PSU: be quiet! Pure Power L8 630W semi modular  - Case: Corsair Obsidian 450D  - OS: Windows 7

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I would say go with MODULAR, so down the road you still have all options for your PS and are not locked into a Power-supply with a tail....

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Posted · Original PosterOP
58 minutes ago, zeusthemoose said:

Its mostly for cable management, but most of the better power supplies have it. What is the rest of your build and budget? Ill see if I know any that will be a good fit. There is also a psu tier list in my signature that includes great units.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/rjHHyk my max is 600$ CAD
@zeusthemoose

 

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57 minutes ago, lavishly said:

so that psu looking to be in  tier b on @zeusthemoose list. So looking at your rig would be a good buy


CPU - R9 3900X | CPU Cooler - NZXT Kraken X73 360MM | Motherboard -  ASRock x570 Steel Legend | RAM -G.SKILL Trident Z (4x16GB) 3600Mhz CL16 | Graphics Card - MSI 1660 Armour OC 6GB (Sold my 2080 super so i can go 3000 series)  | Power Supply - Cooler Master V-series 1200 Platinum | Storage - 

500GB Evo 970 plus NVME - OS Drive | Aorus Gen4 AIC Adaptor 2x A2000 1TB Raid 0 - Steam Games Drive3 x 2TB WD Black HDD Raid 0 - Program Drives/Games Over Flow Drive 2x 4TB Segate HDD Raid 0 - Plex Drive Case - 

Phantek Enthoo Pro | Fans - CRYORIG QF120 Performance PWM Fan 120mm, 600-2200RPM x 7

 

Operating System - Windows 10 Pro

 

Network - Asus 5300AC -----> TP-Link TL-SG1024 24-Port Gigabit Unmanaged Switch -----> Ubiquiti UniFi UAP-AC-LITE Dual-band AC1200 x3 | Slowly working to 10Gbps but this set up now happily takes my 1Gbps connection :P 

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1 hour ago, lavishly said:

Sorry it took so long to reply. That looks pretty good. However a psu on the b+ tier would be more ideal. I’ll work on trying to fit a better power supply and ryzen 3600 in there. I’ll comment soon with a new list for you to look at.

Do you need more than 250gb storage? That’s quite low.


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What are you using the pc for?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 7/11/2020 at 8:49 PM, zeusthemoose said:

What are you using the pc for?

Sorry for the super late answer I have no notifications sorry. I'll be using it for gaming, the storage being low is for the reason that I just want it to boot once I get the PC and I can buy an HDD down the line. Can you somehow fit a 3600 with a better PSU in a 650$ budget sorry if that's not much room but that's the max I can possibly go. @zeusthemoose

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Is your budget 650 or 600? Assuming it’s 650, this would be great. It has a 3600, better motherboard, better psu, better ram, what I believe is a better ssd, and the same case.

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/rzbWhg

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($255.50 @ shopRBC) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($118.05 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($78.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Corsair MP510 240 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($53.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Case: Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($54.29 @ Vuugo) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($84.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Monitor: AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Total: $645.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, zeusthemoose said:

Is your budget 650 or 600? Assuming it’s 650, this would be great. It has a 3600, better motherboard, better psu, better ram, what I believe is a better ssd, and the same case.

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/rzbWhg

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($255.50 @ shopRBC) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4-F Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($118.05 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($78.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Corsair MP510 240 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($53.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB OC Video Card  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Case: Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($54.29 @ Vuugo) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($84.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Monitor: AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  (Purchased For $0.00) 
Total: $645.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Thank you! This is perfect. :)

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1 minute ago, lavishly said:

Thank you! This is perfect. :)

You’re welcome!


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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 hours ago, zeusthemoose said:

You’re welcome!

@zeusthemoose Just to make sure, I can boot with the m.2 without an HDD right?

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Just now, lavishly said:

@zeusthemoose Just to make sure, I can boot with the m.2 without an HDD right?

Yes, download windows (or your operating system of choice) to the m.2 ssd. You can put whatever files you want on there (that fit) for now. When you get the hdd just plug it in and do the initialization on windows and it will be good to go.


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Personally I like the Semi-Modular cables.  The permanent cables are the ones you normally always use (24 pin, 8 pin cpu, and 8 pin gpu).  Then you have modular on the ones you don't always use.  So you have higher reliability with the permanent cables because of less connectors to fail and you still get the tidyness of modular cables you can add only if you need them.

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