Friday, February 5th 2010

NZXT Unveils Line of Premium Cables and Performance Fans

NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce its new line of premium cables and performance fans for PC enthusiasts. The new lineup premium cables consists of VGA, PSU, and HDD cables that are individually sleeved in a black enclosure to provide a sleeker look that seamlessly integrates into the case’s interior. The additional benefit from incorporating these premium sleeved cables into your rig is enhanced cable management which is crucial for optimal airflow. NZXT’s line of high performance fans includes a 120mm, 140mm, and 200mm version. Each fan has rifle bearings and 9 blade fins.

“For the avid PC enthusiast, effective cable management is a significant, yet time consuming stage of the build” said Johnny Hou, Chief Designer at NZXT. “Our new line of premium cables eliminates the need to sleeve cables on your own and provides a simple solution that will enhance aesthetics, improve cable management and increase airflow so internal temps remain low . Additionally, our new high performance fans provide our enthusiast community additional options when choosing effective airflow for their rig.”

NZXT’s premium cables and performance fans will be available in February from $2.99 to $14.99.
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38 Comments on NZXT Unveils Line of Premium Cables and Performance Fans

#2
Kantastic
I hope they start offering these in different colors, white would be a good start. I know it's not a completely original product, but I still give props to NZXT for selling them for such a good price.
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#3
NastyHabits
No offense, but this looks really dumb. I thought the whole point was to reduce obstruction and increase air flow. What's the point - other than looks - of sleeving each individual wire? So the inside of your case looks even more like a snake pit? No thanks, I'll pass.
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Kantastic
by: NastyHabits
No offense, but this looks really dumb. I thought the whole point was to reduce obstruction and increase air flow. What's the point - other than looks - of sleeving each individual wire? So the inside of your case looks even more like a snake pit? No thanks, I'll pass.
Have you seen those insanely well modded rigs? It makes things look THAT much better.

Of course there's always a group of people that care only about performance, a group that only care about aesthetics, and those that are somewhere in between. Me. :D
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#5
t77snapshot
by: Arrakis+9
Those custom cable sleeves are nothing new.. been on frozen for atleast 6 months now

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8654/cab-154/Single_Braid_Sleeved_12_24_Pin_ATX_Extension_Cable.html
Everyone knows they're nothing new,:laugh: Performance PC's also has them for about 60 bucks as well. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25152 I think everyone is excited because Nzxt's Sleeved cable might turn out to be a LOT cheaper and that would be awesome.:)
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exodusprime1337
by: Kantastic
Have you seen those insanely well modded rigs? It makes things look THAT much better.

Of course there's always a group of people that care only about performance, a group that only care about aesthetics, and those that are somewhere in between. Me. :D
idk in my obsdian 800d, extreme asthetics and inredible airflow go hand in hand, but sleeved psu wires hardly if at all restrict airflow lol... i guess i'm in between though, but i always wanted sleeved psu wires, just don't have the time or steady hand to do it. that's all.
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#7
tonyd223
by: JAYPersona
"short the green wire!!" "what green wire? they're ALL BLACK!!"
+1 - just wet myself
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#8
Oliver
by: gumpty
+1

I'd like to see PSU manufacturers sell sleeved cables like this as accessories to their modular supplies - so you can just plug them in at the sauce.

But then again they could just make them like this to begin with.
"Be Quiet" does that but their PSU's suck (2 blew on me).........so its not worth the €€€ only to get a low quality PSU in the kit
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#9
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
by: exodusprime1337
but sleeved psu wires hardly if at all restrict airflow
actually if you compare a regular 24pin cable (single tube about 5/8" diam) to one of these where the wires are individually wrapped(24 individual wires spread over a couple inches) than take into acct that a reg PS already has a ton of extra unneeded wiring but these are added on top of that.. it can restrict quite a bit of airflow.
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#10
assaulter_99
by: Mussels
while the sleeved cable is cool, its going to be a real arse to hide away the really long stock cable...
Thought of that too, where will we hide it? since the stock sleeve is in plain view inside your case.
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#11
aj28
Looks slick, and waaaayyy better prices than most of the custom modding places have been charging. Makes you wonder if they'll risk losing such massive profits by carrying them... In any case, the only thing missing is some hocus-pokus filter of some sort to make us feel like we were getting some sort of performance benefit out of 'em! I remember buying a set of OCZ's filtered, shielded 4-pin extensions for my old X800/HDD that (I thought) was totally worth the $10 at the time...

http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_enhanced_vga-hdd_power_lead

Next question: When will these come standard on NZXT PSUs?
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#12
Kantastic
by: aj28
Next question: When will these come standard on NZXT PSUs?
Never, they'll need to charge more for their PSU's if they sleeve the cables like this and I doubt many people would pay premium for a mediocre PSU just for nicely sleeved cables.

Actually... does NZXT even make power supplies? :D
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#13
Wshlist
I don't get why nobody thought of angling the powersupply plug 90 degrees yet like they did with the floppy/ide/sata ports at one time or another, and my point being that maybe someone should sell a adapter plug that turns that 90 degrees, because the powersupplycable with the 24 thick wires is hard to turn away cleanly.
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