Differences Between A Modular And Non-Modular Power Supply

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by Totally_Lost, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Totally_Lost

    Totally_Lost Member

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    It has been some time since I built my last desktop.

    Can someone please explain the differences between modular and non-modular, when it comes to power supply units (PSU's)?
     
  2. Deerling7

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    A non-modular PSU has all of it's cables fixed to the unit, which are not removable. Modular allows for each cable to be removed, getting rid of those uneeded cables. Semi-modular is the sweet spot, it is a mix of the two. The CPU power and MOBO power is not removable, but everything else is.
     
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  3. Totally_Lost

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    Sweet. Thanks. Definitely goin' with a modular, or semi-modular.
     
  4. Deerling7

    Deerling7 Active Member

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    I just realized that was my 420th post, hehehe.
     
  5. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    o_O
     
  6. Okedokey

    Okedokey Well-Known Member

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    Modular have only one real downside, and that is slightly lower efficiency. Other than that, its like central locking on a car, replacing the battery never makes the convenience a bad deal
     
  7. Totally_Lost

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    I began researching them more, after having started this thread. I didn't realize they have been available as long as they have. Heck, I thought this "modular" PSU business was all new. o_O :confused:
     
  8. Calin

    Calin Well-Known Member

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    I guess your username suits you then :p
     
  9. Totally_Lost

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    Truer words never spok- errr, posted.

    If anyone needs proof, just look at my signature for what I believe is "cutting edge" technology.
     
  10. Deerling7

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    "Upgrading to a floppy drive soon!"

    Lol. Top of the line, highly advanced tech right there.
     
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  11. Totally_Lost

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    Nooooo doubt. :) Ah, the good old days. :D

    The ol' "CoCo" was my first computer, with Compuserve being my very first ISP.
     

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