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Thank you but....Modular or bust. Once having modular, it's hard to go back. So much mess and hassle removed and so much airflow increased without all the excess cables.
I'll agree with the mess/hassle aspect, but in the dozens of systems I've built, most with fixed-cable PSU's, I've never impeded airflow. Most cases have some place you can somewhat easily "hide" the extra cables, either behind the MoBo tray in the right side panel, in a PSU shroud/garage, or in 5.25" or 3.5" drive cages in old cases.

Perhaps fixed cables would cause an issue in some SFF builds, but you should likely be using SFX PSU's in those cases anyway. They make rather beefy SFX power supplies these days.

Modular PSU's are nice, but they aren't necessary in most builds, specifically budget to mid-range. This is more of a budget PSU. Telling someone they should spend $30 more on a PSU just to avoid using a few cable-ties is funny to me. Chances are, the person buying this PSU doesn't have a case with tempered glass on both sides. Actually, this would STILL work fine for the Lancool II, which does have tempered glass on both sides, but not having individually sleeved wires wouldn't look great.

There are even situations where space is so tight, you can't even use modular. I've tried to use a PSU in a sleeper build where the modular plugs on the back interfered with the case, and I couldn't get an SFX PSU powerful enough at the time, as the highest-end ones were 500 watts or so. I did the "NOT RECOMMENDED" thing and took a 750w PSU apart and snipped the excess cables off at the PCB. This is NOT RECOMMENDED, but safe if done right, as long as you only clip the ones you are taking out, and you clip them as flush as the solder ball will let you... And, of course, don't go anywhere near the big capacitors. The biggest problem is that it voided a warranty in a $90-ish PSU, and it limited future adaptability.

Cable management is a lost art, I suppose.

TL: DR... Please point me to the price/power/reliability comparable modular PSU that can take the place of this product that is obviously aimed at the budget-minded customer.
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Pretty good deal. How many additional GPU power connectors?
Yup... Just checked, this is listed in the product specs on the sale page linked in the OP. In fact, it's listed there TWICE. If you can't be bothered to click on the link, don't be surprised when someone can't be bothered to answer your question.
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I'll agree with the mess/hassle aspect, but in the dozens of systems I've built, most with fixed-cable PSU's, I've never impeded airflow. Most cases have some place you can somewhat easily "hide" the extra cables, either behind the MoBo tray in the right side panel, in a PSU shroud/garage, or in 5.25" or 3.5" drive cages in old cases.

Perhaps fixed cables would cause an issue in some SFF builds, but you should likely be using SFX PSU's in those cases anyway. They make rather beefy SFX power supplies these days.

Modular PSU's are nice, but they aren't necessary in most builds, specifically budget to mid-range. This is more of a budget PSU. Telling someone they should spend $30 more on a PSU just to avoid using a few cable-ties is funny to me. Chances are, the person buying this PSU doesn't have a case with tempered glass on both sides. Actually, this would STILL work fine for the Lancool II, which does have tempered glass on both sides, but not having individually sleeved wires wouldn't look great.

There are even situations where space is so tight, you can't even use modular. I've tried to use a PSU in a sleeper build where the modular plugs on the back interfered with the case, and I couldn't get an SFX PSU powerful enough at the time, as the highest-end ones were 500 watts or so. I did the "NOT RECOMMENDED" thing and took a 750w PSU apart and snipped the excess cables off at the PCB. This is NOT RECOMMENDED, but safe if done right, as long as you only clip the ones you are taking out, and you clip them as flush as the solder ball will let you... And, of course, don't go anywhere near the big capacitors. The biggest problem is that it voided a warranty in a $90-ish PSU, and it limited future adaptability.

Cable management is a lost art, I suppose.

TL: DR... Please point me to the price/power/reliability comparable modular PSU that can take the place of this product that is obviously aimed at the budget-minded customer.
I agree with most of what you have stated. With that said,, if one is willing to wait, modular deals do come along. When they do, then in most cases<--see what I did there, they are preferential. I personally got in on the BB $20 or less Corsair cx 650m deal and some got it <$10.

That all aside PSU prices in general seem to have risen. Were they not exempt from the tariffs?
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Would this be good to use on a new system with the strix 2080ti card that is also on sale?
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Yup... Just checked, this is listed in the product specs on the sale page linked in the OP. In fact, it's listed there TWICE. If you can't be bothered to click on the link, don't be surprised when someone can't be bothered to answer your question.
You just did lol
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You just did lol
I didn't answer his question, but I did look for the answer just to verify that it was listed on the sale page.
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damn why are power supplies so expensive nowadays... cant seem to find a good price like before.
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That all aside PSU prices in general seem to have risen. Were they not exempt from the tariffs?
Yeah, they seem to have fallen victim to the Tariffs. I'm somewhat surprised some Taiwanese factories haven't popped up in response, they could make a killing undercutting the 4 or 5 main PSU manufacturers.
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Would this be good to use on a new system with the strix 2080ti card that is also on sale?
ASUS recommends a 650W power supply, so this unit would work for you, but isn't that a $1000 GPU? Not too many people putting $45 PSUs in what would presumably be a premium build at $1K for the graphics card alone.
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Got this around BF and have yet to receive my MIR...
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Got this around BF and have yet to receive my MIR...
This is from the Rebate Terms and Conditions "Allow eight to ten weeks after mailing for delivery of your prepaid card." BF was 8 weeks ago today. When did you mail it?

You can check status here: https://www.rapid-rebates.com/Corsair
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