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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:56

Here you go, a really really good power supply - Enermax NAXN 82+ 650 W PC Power Supply (ENP650-AWT) for £50:

http://www.pixmania....c-power-su.html


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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:58

The best bet if u want fully modular would be the OCZ ZT series. But again it doesn't matter if the ATX plug is not modular, because you have to use that one anyways :p

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:59

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!


Which is the modular part?

Here you go, a really really good power supply - Enermax NAXN 82+ 650 W PC Power Supply (ENP650-AWT) for £50:

http://www.pixmania....c-power-su.html


That's not even semi-modular, let alone fully modular :p

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 17:03

That's not even semi-modular, let alone fully modular :p


Yup I did mess up on that one :) Thanks for the correction.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 17:07

The best bet if u want fully modular would be the OCZ ZT series. But again it doesn't matter if the ATX plug is not modular, because you have to use that one anyways :p


Is it only the ATX plug that is not modular on all of the semi modular PSUs ? I was wondering if it was a necessary cable anyway

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 17:09

Is it only the ATX plug that is not modular on all of the semi modular PSUs ? I was wondering if it was a necessary cable anyway


Isn't that needed for all motherboards?

I currently have a two-year-old Asus P7H55-M SI (LGA 1156) motherboard for my Core i5-750 that uses the PSU's ATX connector to power it.

To be fair, it's a huge connector so if it has been fazed out in the past 2 years, I'll be glad.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 17:13

Isn't that needed for all motherboards?

I currently have a two-year-old Asus P7H55-M SI (LGA 1156) motherboard for my Core i5-750 that uses the PSU's ATX connector to power it.

To be fair, it's a huge connector so if it has been fazed out in the past 2 years, I'll be glad.


Yea its needed for all motherboards, I meant I wondered if the non-modular cable was a necessary cable as you can't see the plug end in the pics :)

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 17:16

edit: never mind


Ah yes, that's £60/$95 here. It's within budget.

Added it to the list :)

£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)

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 17:27

Is it only the ATX plug that is not modular on all of the semi modular PSUs ? I was wondering if it was a necessary cable anyway


Most semi modular have the ATX and one or two 8 pin or (4+4) motherboard connectors.And even on fully modualr its still required because a system will need it :p

This is my choice:
Seasonic M12II 650w

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 17:30

Most semi modular have the ATX and one or two 8 pin or (4+4) motherboard connectors.And even on fully modualr its still required because a system will need it :p


Yea I know the ATX + CPU leads are required, I just didn't know if they were the ones attached to a semi-modular PSU :)

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 17:35

Yea I know the ATX + CPU leads are required, I just didn't know if they were the ones attached to a semi-modular PSU :)


Yup you were/are correct. Some even less modular ones have PCi-e plugs on it as well. Which if you have higher end GPU's you will need those too so it shouldn't matter.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 17:38

Yup you were/are correct. Some even less modular ones have PCi-e plugs on it as well. Which if you have higher end GPU's you will need those too so it shouldn't matter.


Yea it's not bad having semi-modular if you will always need those leads anyway, I would need ATX + 2 x 4 pin + 2 x 6 pin GPUs

What I don't need is 20 x SATA + 20 x Molar + 6 x GPU , but that's what I got, and it took about 2 days to get the side of my case back on :rofl:

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 17:41

They're semi-modular, not fully.


Some of them are semi-modular, some are fully. Either way, they're all in your budget of £100

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 17:42

Only thing i found annoying with some PSU's in general is makre sure the SATA power cords will fit the same direction as you have the drives installed. My SSD and HDD plugs are facing the right side of the case(motheboard back side) so i had to use two seperate SATA modualr cables or they wont fit right since they stick out too far. It is kind of a pain but just something to look out for.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 17:42

Some of them are semi-modular, some are fully. Either way, they're all in your budget of £100


My budget is £65.



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