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Modular PSU's could be the way forward

By Phantasm66
Jul 30, 2004
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  1. Like many readers of this site, I've always tried to give the PSU the respect it deserves and purchase a half decent one, given that they provide the juice that makes the whole magic happen, and that so many problems can be averted by avoiding poor quality PSUs.

    That said, there's often little innovation in this market. Which I often think is a shame. That's why I was delighted to come across this article, which reviews the Ultra Product X-Connect 500 W ATX Power Supply, a true innovation in modular PSU design.

    Rather than having a bunch of power cables sprout forth from your PSU like some ugly weed, a modular design allows you to connect only the cables you need to the PSU. Cable clutter is greatly reduced and airflow enhanced. All serious modders should take a look.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

  3. RedRooster

    RedRooster TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Those are nice. A lot less cables hanging around in the case. If you accidently cut one, you can just change it. Hopefully you can buy some shorter cables, usefull for cdroms that are near the PSU.
  4. abc

    abc TS Rookie Posts: 52

    A very cool disign. Antec also makes a PSU like that called "NeoPower". silent pc review and toms hardware both have reviews. Antec's has a 120mm fan, which I wish more companies would move to.
  5. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    Now if only I can remember where I put those cables?
    Not much of a step forward in PSU design, but welcome none-the-less.
  6. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 467

    Something that will reduce clutter and improve airflow in a case is always welcome.
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