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Hey all,

So, I have an OCZ ZX series 850 watt PSU. My plan is to buy cables that are already sleeved from moddiy in custom lengths. I would attempt to sleeve my own but I do not have the patience and I would prefer to have cables that look good rather than doing it myself because I know I will not do it well. The reason that I'm going with moddiy is because, from what I understand, the cable sets that they sell can fit into the PSU that the customer is using as long as you let them know which brand and model you are using. I would rather not have extensions. Now that I have rambled on enough, onto the questions:

What are appropriate lengths for cables? (Preferably in cm.) I do not want to have a lot of extra cables to manage in the back of the case and I don't want to end up with cables that are too short. This is the list that I have as of now:
20+4 pin main power (60cm)
4+4 CPU (80cm)
2x PCIe 6+2 (70cm)
1x triple SATA connector (50cm+5cm+5cm)
1x single SATA connectors (70cm)
1x double MOLEX connectors (60cm+7cm)
1 x SAS/SSD High-Speed 6Gbps SATA3 SATA III Cable (30cm)- purple
1 x SAS/SSD High-Speed 6Gbps SATA3 SATA III Cable (30cm)-black

Are there any other vendors that create custom sleeved cables for any PSU that do a better job that moddiy or cheaper? I saw on the MDPC site that they recommended using www.psychosleeve.com but the prices they have listed are simply out of my price range. The quality of the cables looks fantastic though.

Thanks so much!!

-MClouse

p.s. I'm not sure if this will make any difference or not but the case I have is the NZXT Phantom 410. :]
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Hey all,

So, I have an OCZ ZX series 850 watt PSU. My plan is to buy cables that are already sleeved from moddiy in custom lengths. I would attempt to sleeve my own but I do not have the patience and I would prefer to have cables that look good rather than doing it myself because I know I will not do it well. The reason that I'm going with moddiy is because, from what I understand, the cable sets that they sell can fit into the PSU that the customer is using as long as you let them know which brand and model you are using. I would rather not have extensions. Now that I have rambled on enough, onto the questions:

What are appropriate lengths for cables? (Preferably in cm.) I do not want to have a lot of extra cables to manage in the back of the case and I don't want to end up with cables that are too short. This is the list that I have as of now:
20+4 pin main power (60cm)
4+4 CPU (80cm)
2x PCIe 6+2 (70cm)
1x triple SATA connector (50cm+5cm+5cm)
1x single SATA connectors (70cm)
1x double MOLEX connectors (60cm+7cm)
1 x SAS/SSD High-Speed 6Gbps SATA3 SATA III Cable (30cm)- purple
1 x SAS/SSD High-Speed 6Gbps SATA3 SATA III Cable (30cm)-black

Are there any other vendors that create custom sleeved cables for any PSU that do a better job that moddiy or cheaper? I saw on the MDPC site that they recommended using www.psychosleeve.com but the prices they have listed are simply out of my price range. The quality of the cables looks fantastic though.

Thanks so much!!

-MClouse

p.s. I'm not sure if this will make any difference or not but the case I have is the NZXT Phantom 410. :]

You know about lutroO dont you?

Also, is yours a modular psu? If its not then if anything ever happens to your psu while its under warranty they will see you have modded it and can possibly void your rma.
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Yes I do know of lutro0. I thought he only made cable extensions? I'm not worried about voiding the warranty. To be honest, my warranty on the psu is already void. hah. But the cables from moddiy wouldn't be the original cables from the psu anyway.
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post #4 of 10
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Yes I do know of lutro0. I thought he only made cable extensions? I'm not worried about voiding the warranty. To be honest, my warranty on the psu is already void. hah. But the cables from moddiy wouldn't be the original cables from the psu anyway.

I dont know if he would let you ship you psu in or not. Im not sure. Either way its a time consuming process and cheap is really not the answer. You will be happy if you chose a quality vendor because you will get what you pay for.
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Your best bet would be to get extension cables. They're practically the same thing when looking at the system... If you have a Facebook account, go to sleeving association. Look in Lutro0's Q&A for more information on that.
     
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Your best bet would be to get extension cables. They're practically the same thing when looking at the system... If you have a Facebook account, go to sleeving association. Look in Lutro0's Q&A for more information on that.

I would be fine with this option but I have already had a friend sleeve the cables that came with my psu red and white last year. I think it would look dumb to have already sleeved red and white cables and then have different colored extensions. This was poor planning on my part. I decided on those colors way too soon. hah
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I would be fine with this option but I have already had a friend sleeve the cables that came with my psu red and white last year. I think it would look dumb to have already sleeved red and white cables and then have different colored extensions. This was poor planning on my part. I decided on those colors way too soon. hah

You ever considered a psu cover? That way only the extensions show?
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Actually no, do you have to get those custom made? And would that cover up the PSU fan?
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Actually no, do you have to get those custom made? And would that cover up the PSU fan?

That or make it yourself. I assume your psu is bottom mount. If so you will be ok covering it cause it vents completely outside.

Call me if you are tired of waiting on responses. i should be in your cell. or we can hop in vent.
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I actually don't have your number anymore. hah. Ill catch you on steam sometime.
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