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norwegian
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Re: Question about Modular PSUs

said by Krisnatharok:

You rewire your PC every 3 months?

Why not - add a mate's hdd, add a card; graphics, tv, sound etc without your own wants can leave you pulling down quite often without cleaning.

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As for the question raised.

I've not used a modular supply so can not compare, but my hard-wired supplies have handled my abuse as well as the power company's for some years.

I've not used a modular supply but hope they last as good as the hard-wired supplies I have. As for better; I think the term is lost in the question. I would think a modular supply would be better - on wiring and specifically on aesthetics. Sure the cabling would be tidier and less of a spiderweb, but would that equate to better quality? I doubt it but expect the fact the box and cables pull apart, you may find some companies pick better hardware for tails and such because they expect you to play with it all.

The plain hard-wired psu's include the bottom of the range supplies too, hence the lean in quality being lob-sided....nothing really unusual, just the English language words and sales pitches helping you miss the obvious......we all fall for it I'm afraid.

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said by norwegian:

said by Krisnatharok:

You rewire your PC every 3 months?

Why not - add a mate's hdd, add a card; graphics, tv, sound etc without your own wants can leave you pulling down quite often without cleaning.

Pretty much. New GPU, new SSD, Audio cards... if anything I do know where everything is on my motherboard, and I could not have said that when I first got into this.
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You rewire the whole PC every time you add a GPU or HDD?



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said by Krisnatharok:

You rewire the whole PC every time you add a GPU or HDD?

Not a full re-wire no.

I open it up every ~3 months to either add something, clean it or see if I can organize the wiring better.

I'm one of those people that really can't leave well enough alone when it comes to my Desktop.
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I'm similar in this regard, actually. I open mine up every 3 months or so as well, and in the process I always find one or two things to improve upon (usually running of cables/wiring) when I do it. I usually open my system to clean out dust bunnies, the CPU fan, GPU fan, and case fans. I don't tend to do this during the winter though, as the added heat from the PC does keep one side of my apartment warmer than it could be (gotta love buildings built in the 1940s, fantastic insulation, not. :P)
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