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Hello all, First post here.....

I just finished my first Rampage 4 extreme build , and first computer build ever. I am trying to make my cables look good however no matter what I try and do with my 24 pin cable it just looks bad. I have the Haf X case so there is plenty of room, I tried to use the side groments but the cable is so stiff it doesn't bend well. I have been looking for a 90 degree connector which would make things look so much better but only thing I found is this.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9226/ele-451/FrozenCPU_ConnectRight_24-Pin_ATX_Power_Connector_-_90_-_UV_Red.html?tl=g51c379s1014

I don't want to have to solder or anything, I am looking for a plugin connector that's it. Why does nobody make this?

Is it maybe my psu? I have the corsair hx850, do they make an extender cable or something that bends better?
post #2 of 5
Unless you really wanna void your warranty you could do that. Or get something like this http://www.amazon.com/BitFenix-Alchemy-24-Pin-Power-Extension/sim/B006VKFNY6/2 yeah its not a right angle but it should be easier to work with then the PSUs 24pin.

Welcome to ocn BTW. I don't know why this hasn't been implemented on more PSUs or even extensions it seems like it would make sense since 99% of cases that come out now have routing holes.
Edited by nagle3092 - 4/6/13 at 8:18am
 
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Agreed extension cord is better, it's only $10 anyway.
Once you buy the new piece and the proper tools required to sleeve a 24pin atx connector then it'd cost more than the extension anyway.
   
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Thanks everyone for your responses. Is the extender more flexible or just longer. My 24 pin cable is plenty long just to stiff to bend to go into the grommet. SO I have it going straight up the case from the PSU and it looks horrible. The pin is right next to grommet so if the cable could bend or if I could find a 90 degree connector it would hide nicely. I would pay $20 for a nice connector, I can't believe no one makes this. Parts are cheap and profit could be high.
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Thanks everyone for your responses. Is the extender more flexible or just longer. My 24 pin cable is plenty long just to stiff to bend to go into the grommet. SO I have it going straight up the case from the PSU and it looks horrible. The pin is right next to grommet so if the cable could bend or if I could find a 90 degree connector it would hide nicely. I would pay $20 for a nice connector, I can't believe no one makes this. Parts are cheap and profit could be high.

The cost of the materials (sleeving + heatshrink and other stuff), the time to sleeve each cable individually, and perfectly too Then after the supplier sells it for a profit, and the retail or online store has to sell it for their own profit, it would be minimal for $20 for a 24pin cable. Just my 2 cents.

Anyway, not sure whether it'd be more flexible or not, it would definitely be longer, i wouldnt bend the cable too much as there's a chance the sleeving could come off if you had forced it.
Bottom line, if you hide the rest of the 24pin cable from your psu, you'll easily be able to reach the 24-pin on the motherboard with the extension cable and it'd look pretty neat too.
   
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