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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:20

I am looking to buy a fully modular PSU, but I don't want to pay over £65/$100.

The only one I can find for under £100 is the OCZ ZT Series 550w, which is around £57/$90.

Are there any alternatives?

EDIT: When I say cheap, I don't mean an unknown brand. I'd still only go with a reputable brand :)


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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:26

Always go to quality over cheapness on a PSU. You should find a quality one then hunt the discounts on that brand or model.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:27

http://www.ebuyer.co...s=[50 TO 99.99]

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:29

Always go to quality over cheapness on a PSU. You should find a quality one then hunt the discounts on that brand or model.


I know but to be fair, most cheap brands won't make fully modular PSUs.

http://www.ebuyer.co...B50+TO+99.99%5D


They're semi-modular, not fully.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:30

Never scrimp on the most important part of your computer. A quality power supply adds life and stability. I agree, find the quality one you want and search for discounts.

Side note: I am not sure the words 'cheap' and 'fully modular power supply' have ever been seen together in the wild. ;)

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:30

I am looking to buy a fully modular PSU, but I don't want to pay over £65/$100.

The only one I can find for under £100 is the OCZ ZT Series 550w, which is around £57/$90.

Are there any alternatives?


If you can squeeze another £8, there is a corsair 550w

http://www.ebuyer.co...y-cp-9020001-uk

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:31

If you can squeeze another £8, there is a corsair 550w

http://www.ebuyer.co...y-cp-9020001-uk


That's semi-modular.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:35

That's semi-modular.


Ah damn, looks like OCZ is your best bet then, I wish I had gone modular every time I rebuild my machine, it's like trying to cable manage Medusa

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:42

Ah damn, looks like OCZ is your best bet then, I wish I had gone modular every time I rebuild my machine, it's like trying to cable manage Medusa


Yeah, that's right.

Maybe I'll just go semi-modular instead, they're cheaper (of course).

Not including Powercool (I don't trust that brand), the prices are (prices inc. VAT):

£50 - OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W (semi-modular)
£55 - OCZ Fatal1ty 550W (semi-modular)
£57 - OCZ ZT Series 550w (fully modular)
£60 - Silverstone ST50F-P Strider 500W (fully modular)
£61 - OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W (semi-modular)
£68 - Antec HCG 520W (semi-modular)
£69 - OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W (semi-modular)

EDIT: Added the OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W and Silverstone ST50F-P Strider 500W.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:43

Yeah, that's right.

Maybe I'll just go semi-modular instead, they're cheaper (of course).

Not including Powercool (I don't trust that brand), the prices are:

£50 OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W (semi-modular)
£55 OCZ Fatal1ty 550W (semi-modular)
£57 OCZ ZT Series 550w (fully modular)
£61 OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W (semi-modular)
£68 Antec HCG 520W (semi-modular)



Found a 700w Fully Modular OCZ PSU here at Dabs.com £64.99

http://www.dabs.com/...---uk-5D16.html

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:45

Found a 700w Fully Modular OCZ PSU here at Dabs.com £64.99

http://www.dabs.com/...---uk-5D16.html


Nope, semi-modular again.

Also, that's £79 inc. VAT, which is too expensive.

EDIT: Sorry, £69.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:48

Nope, semi-modular again.

Also, that's £79 inc. VAT, which is too expensive.


Really? I can't see anywhere that says that, it was listed under Modular vs the others under Semi

As a gamer or case modder, modular cabling is a necessity when building a cool and orderly system. To optimize airflow and eliminate cable mazes, the ModXStream Pro is equipped with EZMod technology to allow complete customization of your power system by utilizing only the cables you require.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:50

Really? I can't see anywhere that says that, it was listed under Modular vs the others under Semi


Weird, I got £79 the first time.

But yeh, OCZ OCZ700MXSP-UK is semi-modular as far as I am aware.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:52

Weird, I got £79 the first time.

But yeh, OCZ OCZ700MXSP-UK is semi-modular.


They should advertise it more clearly, shouldn't have to google model numbers to see if it has a big cable sticking out the side lol


novatech.co.uk was my next stop but looks like their cheapest modular is £95

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:56

As an owner of the OCZ Modxstream Pro 700W, it is a decent power supply. It's about 86% efficient (carries the 80+ badge), and it's cheap! It's not fully modular, as you mentioned, but it does cut down on the cable mess!