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grey_1
06-04-08, 07:44 PM
The 24 pin on my current PSU is around 3-4 inches too short for my new case, and I don't want to use an extension...I'm hoping one of these will have longer cables. Also would like modular cabling.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256009
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151031

As always, thanks in advance guys.

bacon12
06-04-08, 07:53 PM
I have always loved enermax (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194027).

crainger
06-04-08, 08:03 PM
Seasonic FTW! Your ears will thank you. Silverstones have a habbit of making a high pitched buzzing noise that once you notice, you'll never stop noticing it. ::(:

grey_1
06-04-08, 08:09 PM
That Enermax looks like a solid unit, And I never heard that about the Sliverstones, but I know the noise you mean, anything that does that is irritating as heck.

The other thing I forgot to ask, I see single, triple and quad rails...does it really make a difference if the unit does it's job reliably?

Xion X2
06-04-08, 10:59 PM
The electrical noise is normally due to rail distribution. Single 12v rails usually whine a little. I've never heard a good quality multi-rail PSU do this as much.

grey_1
06-05-08, 07:28 AM
Thanks guys..looks like the Silverstone is out. Not bad as I've never heard anything but good about Seasonic. I like the looks of the Enermax too, just a bit pricier than I was hoping for, still not too bad.

Thanks again.

Revs
06-05-08, 07:46 AM
Another vote for Enermax :)

Not cheap but about as good quality as one can get. They tend to be bang up-to-date with connections and new standards.

Galaxys are semi modular.

stevemedes
06-05-08, 01:41 PM
I'd go with a Corsair unit

Madpistol
06-05-08, 02:06 PM
Seasonic is the way to go from what I've heard. They're rock solid for the money.

methimpikehoses
06-05-08, 02:24 PM
I have this PC Power & Cooling one and couldn't be happier with it, but it's not modular. Extremely quiet though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009

grey_1
06-05-08, 02:25 PM
Anyone have any of these being recommended? I'm wondering how long the main ATX cable is. After routing it for cable management I'm going to need pretty close to 17 or 18 inches. I can cheat and route it differently..but would rather not.

nekrosoft13
06-05-08, 02:29 PM
only 3 good choices: Seasonic, Silverstone and PC Power and Cooling.

If you are on budget: Antec, Thermaltake (some of them)

stay away from stuff like: Cooler Master, Corsair, Ultra etc.. while Cooler Master and Corsair are good companies in their respectable business, their PSU are not.

bacon12
06-05-08, 02:34 PM
I have a enermax infinity model in a lian li case very similar to what you have and all the cables are plenty long. Don't know the exact lengths but there is more than enough to route like you want to.

I imagine that modular unit I linked would be similar length cables.

grey_1
06-05-08, 02:45 PM
I have this PC Power & Cooling one and couldn't be happier with it, but it's not modular. Extremely quiet though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009
I was looking at that one, but that one reviewer said the cables were a stretch in his 900, which I also have. i don't think it would work.

I'm down to an Enermax maybe a bit more potent than the linked one, or the Seasonic.

Then..right after I receive it they'll put them on sale. :p

Sycario
06-05-08, 04:51 PM
I have the BFG ES-800. The voltages are rock solid and the PSU is silent. There are a bunch of reviews for it and everyone says its a great unit.

http://hardwarelogic.com/news/136/ARTICLE/3271/2008-04-11.html
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQ2NywxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

stevemedes
06-05-08, 04:54 PM
only 3 good choices: Seasonic, Silverstone and PC Power and Cooling.

If you are on budget: Antec, Thermaltake (some of them)

stay away from stuff like: Cooler Master, Corsair, Ultra etc.. while Cooler Master and Corsair are good companies in their respectable business, their PSU are not.

Corsair makes excellent power supplies.

grey, check this site out, this guy knows what he's talking about. read up on their forums for the best advice on PSUs.

http://jonnyguru.com/

grey_1
06-05-08, 06:05 PM
I went with the seasonic guys.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151031

Thanks for your input!

nekrosoft13
06-05-08, 07:48 PM
good choice grey

Seasonic is excellent

grey_1
06-05-08, 08:26 PM
good choice grey

Seasonic is excellent

I've never really seen a bad review for them, i think it'll do me fine. :)

@steve - Thanks for the link! Corsair was on my list to check out, but there were too many DOAs being posted on Newegg, made me kind of antsy. :o

EDIT: no, it wasn't the Corsair with the DOAs, my bad...I just chose the Seasonic on reviews and reputation mainly, although the Corsair has some good reviews too. The 750W is the one I was eyeballing.