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BitFenix Alchemy™ Cable Extensions

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Pros: No heatshrink, very nice braid quality, looks good, lots of colours available

Cons: price, doesn't fit natively onto your PSU

So, to extend my rig's colour theme (blue-black), I went and got myself some sleeved cable extensions (24-pin motherboard power, 8-pin EPS12V and 2x 6-pin PCIe) from Bitfenix. The EPS12V and PCIe cables were purchased from Specialtech.co.uk and mailed to me, the 24pin one was bought locally.
Once I got my hand on them, I couldn't help noticing the very good quality of the braid (which is also reflected in the price, I paid €8.9 for the 24-pin and £30 and a bit, shipping included, for the other ones). Something else I really like is that they have no heatshrink at all, which makes them look really slick in my opinion.
what I don't like (though I realise it's a bit hard to make cables that fit onto every modular PSU ever made) is that they are extensions and therefore require cables to be added to the case, making cable routing somewhat more challenging (though there is also a certain amount of fun in getting that perfect).
All in all though, I'm very happy with them, and I'll probably buy some more in the near future.

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Pros: Nicely sleeved, extensions are very long

Cons: White ones show dirty fingerprints

i never thought about using sleeved extensions before. i have always been good with the stock cabling of PSUs in the past. with my most recent build, i decided to try my hand at cable management. i thought i was doing excellent before, with wires not showing or nicely bundled. however, with my AX1200, things got a bit weird. while the cables look great in the shiny black, the sleeving for the main/eps/gpu cables could have been something more. the sleeving was twisted up, and after repositioning wires a few times, the sleeving started to wear.

so i bought some extensions, because i was wanting to sleeve cables myself, but have yet to get a kit or 2 for myself. so with Bitfenix cables, i was ecstatic about the looks. packaged neatly in plastic baggies stapled to a cardboard label, these cables are really nice. you can stretch then straight with a few pulls and twists, and look really god with their color selections. i bought a bunch of red ones, but then decided to get the white ones. while i only have the 2 colors, i would have to say the white definitely shows dirt if you work with bare hands. i suggest washing hands first, or using gloves when working with this color. red is nice, and it is almost a blood red (maybe 2 shades higher) ut not as bright as red Ethernet cables.

i hope to one day sleeve my AX1200, but for now BitFenix has my business. Get these!!! i put amount spent as 168$, but i am sure it has been much more.

BitFenix Alchemy™ Cable Extensions
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With input from some of the world's most prolific case modders, BitFenix Alchemy™ Multisleeved Cables offer a premium ultra-dense weave and a unique multisleeved construction for an unparalleled look. These premium cables feature precision molded connectors, and come in a variety of colors and cable types, enabling modders to transform normal PCs into objects of wonderment.

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