Corsair HX620 620w Modular PSU
Published: 27th November 2006 | Source: Corsair | Price: |
As I've said in previous modular power supply reviews - some like the idea of modular, some don't. Those in favor of the design are likely to be those who spend hours routing cables behind their motherboards to prevent them from being seen through their case windows. At the opposite end of the scale are the more skeptical PC enthusiasts who believe that the modular cabling system is unreliable and can cause increased resistance where poor connectors are used. In the end it really comes down to the quality and type of connectors the manufacturer has adopted for the unit and how well they have implemented the design.
Corsair have made a departure from the sleeved cabling used by almost all other PSU manufacturers in favor of a moulded plastic, ribon style cable. Not only are these slimmer than the standard sleeved cable (especially when bundled together with a cable tie), but they are also extremely flexible and look very cool. The only disadvantage of course, is that they cannot be easily sleeved in another colour to suit your customised PC.