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post #1 of 12
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Hi I have the AX860i PSU and want to purchase some sleeved cables for it. Trouble is I'm in the UK and have had trouble locating anyone who sells them?

Would the Bitfenix extenders work? As I really want Orange but Corsair dont sell them in Orange. I am worried as the cables might not match up? This might be a redundant question as a cable is just a point to point thing and any difference would be at the PSU end which the official cable would work out then the extender just extends that existing connection?

Where would be a good place to purchase these from in the UK if they would work?
post #2 of 12
I use Bitfenix extension cables on my TX750 (non mod) and there are no issues. There cannot be compatibility issues as the original cable still has to connect to the component so the extension will be exactly the same, because well, it has to be. smile.gif

These can be found on Scan.co.uk.
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post #3 of 12
Extenders will work, yes, but they will not plug into the PSU itself. You'll have to route the stock cables out of sight, connect them to the extender, and then to whatever you want to power. This can be a problem if space is an issue.

I have the AX860 (no 'i') and have used Phobya and NZXT extenders without any trouble, so I suspect bitfenix wouldn't be a problem either. I'll still probably end up getting the sleeved corsair cables regardless because they are quite lovely (even though they are outrageously priced).
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post #4 of 12
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Thanks, Yeah I thought the extenders would work. Think I'll just use the existing cables routed to the back then use the Bitfenix extenders to route inside the front of the case.

I can't find any 4 pin cables for Fans only 3 pin extenders, Is this normal? As without that 4th pin my PWM fans would just operate at a stock speed and not be dynamically controlled?
post #5 of 12
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Thanks, Yeah I thought the extenders would work. Think I'll just use the existing cables routed to the back then use the Bitfenix extenders to route inside the front of the case.

I can't find any 4 pin cables for Fans only 3 pin extenders, Is this normal? As without that 4th pin my PWM fans would just operate at a stock speed and not be dynamically controlled?

Correct. I have 3 pin extenders but I also have a fan controller should I want to turn them down.
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post #6 of 12
I know bitfenix makes PWM extenders, and that you can get them in Canada - not sure about where you are.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?item_id=038822
http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=62213
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post #7 of 12
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Just going through and adding them all to my basket, coming up at just under £100 for pretty much all of them. Missing out on 2 Sata 3 and another couple for the front panel. Ouch!

Knew it would be expensive just wish Corsair would have released Official one's in Orange. Too many Blue / Red builds and I like the look of the Orange Cougars inside the Green C70 case I have.

Do it bite the bullet and spend a ridiculous amount of cash for cables which hardly anyone will ever see?

The cougars and these new cables would equate to around 20% of my total build cost so far! Around £250 just for fans and cables LOL.

I do want this thing to look good though. The cables as is are a total mess.
post #8 of 12
That's the line between user and enthusiast. I felt the same with water cooling. I spent £500 to knock a few degrees off (more than a few!) my build and make it look cooler. If you're passionate about your rig then go for it. Otherwise you'll just look at it and wish you had anyway...

And remember, they're an investment. They're not going to get chucked out when you upgrade a component. You can keep on using them!
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post #9 of 12
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Very true!

I'm not bothered about the expense so much it's the fact I'm paying more for a incomplete solution. There will still be black cables coming out the PSU as Cosair don't supply Orange Official one's. Then I'll always know about the cables behind the mobo are attached to extenders...

I've just seen that Scan do sell the Official cables for the AX860i. What would you go for? I have a Green c70 and 4x 120mm Cougar PWM's and 4 x Cougar 140mm wich are all Orange. I really like to contrast between the Green and Orange.

I'm now thinking of getting a full set of Official cables in Green for most of the bits, But then contrasting that with Orange BitFenix cables for Sata, USB internal, Audio Internal and the F-Panel.

I think if I went all in on either Colour the balance would be way off. But this way I would be using official cables where possible and then complimenting the colour scheme with a Splash of Orange?

Or you think this whole thing is gonna look ghastly? LOL
post #10 of 12
It's hard to say how it would look without actually seeing it, if you know what I mean. Your idea doesn't sound too bad though!

If you have the handy skills, you could always do the sleeving yourself? There are plenty of guides around here and you could have any colour you wanted with it looking just as professional!
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