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@ibob4tacoz is that even a question, it's clearly well done... A proper case and a little patience does wonders...

 

Modular PSUs is for saving space and hassle. If you are planing on using 2 SATA power plugs, and your mobo has 6 of them on 3 different cables, would you rather have those extra 2 just sitting there? Or would you want them taken out. There is also cables that aren't used or are used in a small number of builds, like 4 fxxking PCI-E cables, for GPUs, not a lot of people have 4 GPUs, so having the ability to take them out is important. Fully modular pretty much presents the same ideas, but takes it further. Yes, there is no rig that doesn't have a 24-pin cable, but does your rig need a 2.5 foot cable? In an ATX build, hell yeah, but an m-ITX, hell no. Just more things to tweak.

 

It's a 24-pin for the record, or 20-pin if your mobo is ancient.

post #8222 of 8235
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I fail to see the point of 'fully modular PSU' though, it's not like anyone going to buy a PSU and not use the 12-pin motherboard cable...

Custom colored/braided cables. People like that stuff.

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Originally Posted by VXAce View Post
 

@ibob4tacoz is that even a question, it's clearly well done... A proper case and a little patience does wonders...

 

Modular PSUs is for saving space and hassle. If you are planing on using 2 SATA power plugs, and your mobo has 6 of them on 3 different cables, would you rather have those extra 2 just sitting there? Or would you want them taken out. There is also cables that aren't used or are used in a small number of builds, like 4 fxxking PCI-E cables, for GPUs, not a lot of people have 4 GPUs, so having the ability to take them out is important. Fully modular pretty much presents the same ideas, but takes it further. Yes, there is no rig that doesn't have a 24-pin cable, but does your rig need a 2.5 foot cable? In an ATX build, hell yeah, but an m-ITX, hell no. Just more things to tweak.

 

It's a 24-pin for the record, or 20-pin if your mobo is ancient.

 

I know the advantages of modular PSU, just wasn't so sure of the advantages of a fully-modular one...

 

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some cases have multiple PSU spots so you can seriously have a separate PSU for GPUs or audio cards, etc...
Edit: also, some people may buy pre sleeved modular cables and then they can just get a new 12 pin one.

 

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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post
 

Custom colored/braided cables. People like that stuff.

 

 

...and I guess now I know. I previously cannot think of a reason why would anyone need a PSU with detachable 12-pin cable.

post #8224 of 8235
Really liking my SLI 980 TIs, almost went with the Fury X but AMD's drivers always end up disappointing me at some point.

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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post

Custom colored/braided cables. People like that stuff.

and custom lengths, for those with huge, tiny, or irregular size cases.
Edited by Magick Man - 6/29/15 at 5:51am
post #8225 of 8235
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Really liking my SLI 980 TIs, almost went with the Fury X but AMD's drivers always end up disappointing me at some point.
 
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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post

Custom colored/braided cables. People like that stuff.

and custom lengths, for those with huge, tiny, or irregular size cases.

Or idiots like me who got a mid tower case with a micro ATX board

 

post #8226 of 8235

Here's my take on cable management:

 

The PSU is non-modular but I used the NZXT premium cables starter pack to get all those braided extension cables. Tucked all the extra wiring between the other side of the motherboard plate and the other side panel.

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I do have a fully modular PSU, and don't have any custom cables. The experience has been really nice, and allows for me to reuse the thing if I wanted to in say... an m-itx build that I'm thinking about. I guess if you don't want/need it, then you don't have to buy it.

post #8228 of 8235
Here's my rig. I could have cleaned up that CPU cable but it would require taking out the CPU cooler. I cleaned up everything else I could.

post #8229 of 8235
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Really liking my SLI 980 TIs, almost went with the Fury X but AMD's drivers always end up disappointing me at some point.
and custom lengths, for those with huge, tiny, or irregular size cases.
I don't think I could stand SLI, how's the microstutter?
post #8230 of 8235
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Here's my rig. I could have cleaned up that CPU cable but it would require taking out the CPU cooler. I cleaned up everything else I could.

 

I always liked the look of Zalman coolers.

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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

So what do you guys think of my skillz?

Buying expensive stuff that makes it easy to hide stuff ≠ skill

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Buying expensive stuff that makes it easy to hide stuff ≠ skill

*nods quietly*

post #8233 of 8235
Cable management is a pay-to-win game? Eh, worth it.
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Cable management is a pay-to-win game? Eh, worth it.

Partially yes, a good case with good cable management room allows for way more laziness than a cheaper case or older case that doesn't have the proper space. Same with custom cables.

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I always liked the look of Zalman coolers.

It's a bit loud. The desk blocks a good amount of the noise but it's still not the best. Attests I always wear headphones while using the PC.
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