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post #1 of 17
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I am thinking of buying a bunch of sleeved cable extensions from nzxt so i can get everything to match and be pretty

If i remember correctly, i was told using cable extensions actually hampers the actual volts that is being supplied to the components? is that true?
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While it is true that longer lengths of wire tend to have a greater voltage drop, to be honest, a short little extension like you plan on buying isn't going to harm a thing.
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post #3 of 17
Only if the extensions are of such incredibly low quality they fall apart when you plug them in.
post #4 of 17
I'm using the exact thing you are talking about right now. I pushed my sig rig to 4.7ghz (1.4ghz above stock) using the default plugs on my Corsair TX750 PSU. No problems

I then used my 8-pin individually sleeved CPU power cable attached, and the 24-pin ATX motherboard cable attached as well (Both from NXZT). Also, no problems to date, currently been attached for 1.5 weeks, with 70% of that time spend folding (at one point it folded 48 hours straight without stopping). I am confident in my NZXT cables, however, there are some bad one's out there. Might do good to at least visually inspect the cables, make sure it's not loose where the plug meets the heatshrink, and that the metallic contacts in the plug don't move when you wiggle the heatshrink, just to be on the safe side. NZXT is hit and miss, if the product is good then you're set. I've heard of people having to pull out the fire extinguisher over a NZXT fan controller tho...

Food for thought

EDIT: @TestECull: I rotfl'd when I saw your Portal 2 quote! I JUST finished the campaign about 1/2 hour ago. SPAACCCEEE! What's your favorite thing about space? Mine is space!
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post #5 of 17
Just make sure the wires are the same gauge as the ones your power supply has. It shouldn't really make a difference across just a few feet even if they are smaller, but you still want to be safe.
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EDIT: @TestECull: I rotfl'd when I saw your Portal 2 quote! I JUST finished the campaign about 1/2 hour ago. SPAACCCEEE! What's your favorite thing about space? Mine is space!
I like the spelling. S..P...AAAACE! Space!
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post #7 of 17
I was just checking these out on the egg yesterday. Would definitely help the look of my connections...
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I never had a problem using them on my 5.6ghz benches.
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post #9 of 17
Bitfenix have released a new range of braided extensions called alchemy. They seem to be alot higher quality than NZXT cables.
    
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post #10 of 17
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yea but i think it's strictly uk only right?

i saw them on timetolivecustoms and they look gorgeous
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