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Corsair Readies Individual-Sleeved PSU Modular Cables

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  1. btarunr

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    Individual-sleeved replacement PSU cables are the in-thing with enthusiasts and case-modders now, thanks to the appealing "organic" look that they bring into cases. There are quite a few companies that have taken interest in it. These are sets of cables for PSUs in which each individual cable is sleeved, rather than a bunch of them. This also allows modders to create patterns using differently colored cable sleeves. Corsair jumped into the fray with upgrades for its Professional (HX series) and Professional Gold (AX series) modular PSUs. These cables will be available in black, red, blue, and white colors. Corsair put up product pages of these under the PSU accessories section. A high-end gaming PC using these cables was pictured by Legit Reviews. These cables are available in complete kits, their prices range between US $79.99 to $99.99.

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    Looks not too good..

    The sleeving and heatshrinking is no where close to what you could get even from Bitfenix, looks like the NZXT sleeving to some extent. I aint paying 70-90 USD for that crap.

    I rather pay a little more or less to individuals who can do that for me, or do it myself.
     
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    WANT! - since i could never do that good of a job of sleeving a psu myself haha.
     
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    As much as I'd like to get the white and black kit to go with my PSU/Case, $90.00 for some fancy cables is pretty big. Since I could buy another PSU at the price....

    If it was something more reasonable, like say, $30. I'd be all over it.
     
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    When you compare the pricing of this and buying a complete set of say, BitFenix Alchemy cables, the prices aren't too far off. My 24pin and 2 8pin PCIe extensions were $32 alone.

    Quality is still unknown really. The trend now is to have no heatshrink, but these look to have the same amount of heatshrink as ModRight extensions. If that is any indication of what to expect from these cables, we should all just stick to BitFenix, NZXT, or other custom solutions.

    Out of all of them, the AX1200 bundles look to be the best value.
     
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    damn , first i powder coated my cosmos 1000 then CoolerMaster released full Black Cosmos 1000, now this.....

    i think sometimes you should wait a few days and stuff like this shows up :eek:
    well i might be not as good as MDPC sleeves but you dont have the work ......
     
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    I'd wait until they do double sleeving, each wire seperately and then for the group.

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    Wait, how about triple sleeving...
     
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    the only thing thats good about this is the 24 pin, since they used some split cables on the PSU side on the AX series, making sleeving it a bitch and a half...

    Now if they just had a short cable set, like silverstone!
     
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    Considering the time and money it would take to do this yourself, I find the price to be almost fair. They are a little overpriced however they still look pretty nice:toast:
     
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    Will my games run better with this parts? ;)

    At least those normally overly 'fat' cables (24pins to mobo) could benefit from single line sleeving, to tidy the cables.
     
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    you will have more electron flow which gains more FPS / overclocking due the RED coat :rolleyes:
     
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    Nice looking spaghetti! Though I'd go for spinach flavored too.
     
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    Shouldn't we all be hiding that cables to get a better airflow?
    Then why make them pretty if 80% of that cables goes into hiding?
    You should show 'em all. I know I'll show em all if I buy em.
     
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    Looks a little chunky...
     
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    I like it, the only way to have sleeved cables was to do it by yourself or buy sleeved extensions.
    It takes a lot of time to manually sleeve a PSU, the price is well justified imo.
     
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    Wow, those are really going to look... once the dust build up and subsequent cleaning builds up that dust into a discolored yuck.

    As for and possible improvement in flow of electricity or RFI there’s only a few wires in the loom those loom that could benefit from insulation in high powered PSU builds, and then that is done with RFI shielding not Nylon Chinese fingers. While the biggest issue from high power PSU that have good quality wire and insulation coatings, just shift those problem to the crap connectors and terminal interface still in use today.
     
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    I honestly do not understand the obsession with individually sleeved conductors?

    Remembering back several years ago, round IDE cable were all the rage, reducing the congestion caused by flat ribbon cables, and touted as beneficial to improved chassis airflow.

    Now, it appears we are back to wide, flat cables.

    I like sleeved cables, but bundled to minimized surface area, not individual conductors.

    I suppose I am more about performance than appearance...
     
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    I individually sleeved my Corsair 750 wires just so I could hide my cables better due to not having much space between the back panel and motherboard tray. It's easier to flatten the cables.
     
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    Do not want. That just looks horrific.
     
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    Agreed. We could get the same look by sleeving it ourselve's and save a whack of dosh to boot! Ya know how it goes though: some people got more money than brain's....
     
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    I woudlnt even single sleeve every wire myself. I just dont like the look and it looks more congested in the case with it looking like this.
     
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    Also agreed, but was just saying :toast:

    Less is more IMHO
     
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    Sweet knew it was just a matter of time before someone did this!
     
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    Maybe they should get their PSU's straightened out before trying to make them look pretty.

    Putting lipstick on a pig...for just under a c-note is how I read the article.

    Glad my last Corsair psu is holding out. It's an HX520w, love the damn thing, but it's been downhill sliding ever since.

    I guess you can't fake high quality...

    LC
     

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