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Hi guys, I have an OCZ ZX 850w PSU. I'm wondering is there anyway to get the 24 pin to give more clearance near the CPU fan? I have provided a picture above. Sorry it's not the best picture, and I do apologize in advanced. But basically that 24 pin can't be bent "out of the way" like other PSUs I've worked with. A large chunk of the wiring is still in front of my CPU fan, and I'm sure my CPU won't like it...it's hard to tell by the pic, but a good portion of that wiring is sitting in front of the CPU fan

Is there no hope in bending this wire out of the way? I notice the OCZ 24 pin has a large portion of shrink wrap at the very end...and I think this is preventing it from me bending it...but I dunno if its safe to just remove the shrink wrap? It feels like something important is inside there, and I don't want to screw with my warranty

thanks in advanced
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post #2 of 10
Get a sleeved extension they are very flexible.

Google BitFenix sleeved extensions, they are top notch.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4266/bitfenix_alchemy_sleeved_cables_review/index.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arU9SZikKOU&feature=player_detailpage#t=107s
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/13/11 at 1:04pm
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post #3 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;15295346 
Get a sleeved extension they are very flexible.

Google BitFenix sleeved extensions, they are top notch.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4266/bitfenix_alchemy_sleeved_cables_review/index.html

Exactly what I was going to recommend. Something like this
post #4 of 10
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http://www.frys.com/product/6269850?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

crap I totally didn't think of this...I actually have the above 24 pin extender in my closet somewhere...would that work? Also, extending the 24 pin won't cause my PSU to lose performance or anything like that, right?
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post #5 of 10
The cable will bend much better if you remove or push down the zip tie/shrink wrap...
 
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by steven88;15295482 
lso, extending the 24 pin won't cause my PSU to lose performance or anything like that, right?

No, Absolutely not you would have to have tons of cable to do that.
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post #7 of 10
Yes I am having the same problem with my HX750w, I need an extension as mine is even worse than yours.
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post #8 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits;15295509 
The cable will bend much better if you remove or push down the zip tie/shrink wrap...

thats what it is! it feels like a zip tie is behind that shrink wrap...i was like, *** is this, its so hard...lol

is it okay to do this though? i don't wanna screw up anything...i kinda wish all PSUs came with flexible 24 pins, so system builders can build however they want...or I wish all mobos came with right angle 24 pins
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Quote:
Originally Posted by steven88;15295569 
thats what it is! it feels like a zip tie is behind that shrink wrap...i was like, *** is this, its so hard...lol

is it okay to do this though? i don't wanna screw up anything...i kinda wish all PSUs came with flexible 24 pins, so system builders can build however they want...or I wish all mobos came with right angle 24 pins

Yeh that would be a really good idea, but I think manufactures wont do it as it may limit the product to people with larger cases, its the same with graphics cards the power connecter would be miles better on the back corner near the mobo.
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post #10 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ravious;15295551 
Yes I am having the same problem with my HX750w, I need an extension as mine is even worse than yours.

are you planning to get the nzxt one?
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