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Wow, now that I'm looking at it, I think you are RIGHT. The Gen 2 cables do specifically state on the corsair website that they only work for the platinum AX series.

I'm lucky, I bought these:
http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units/psu-accessories-1/professional-series-ax850-ax750-ax650-individually-sleeved-modular-cables-white.html

I'm almost 100% sure those are the GEN 1 cables you are talking about since they specifically state AX850 and such.

Thank you so much for letting me know that, the website is very tricky because under the description for the Gen2 individual sleeved cables, it says 850 watts almost implying AX 850 and such! thanks!

The Gen 2 cables are much better then the Gen 1 cables

The Gen 1 cables feels a bit cheap and they are very stiff making them hard to bend
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post #22 of 24
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Whats the point of the NZXT hue? it simply changes the LED colors of the fan?

I always thought LED fans look abit gaudy and might ruin the clean cut look of the white Switch 810.

I would consider a water cooling kit, with colored tubing, but never been a fan of led fans.


what about led strips or cathods or something ? I am not sure what looks better

The NZXT hue is a LED strip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_2jmJuaT94
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Stock Vs Gen 1 cables

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post #24 of 24
Have a look at my build (pics in profile), it's a Switch 810 white with a white and black theme.

Remove the HDD cage you are not using, or remove both and put your HDDs in the 5.25 bays. This not only looks better, it provides much better airflow.

For cables, I would recommend the BitFenix Alchemy extensions as they are simply untouchable in terms of quality of sleeving, especially compared to the Corsairccables. The only other way is to do it yourself, unless you have a lot of money to have Lutro0 do it for you.

White LEDs look great, colored look terrible. The reason is that white increase the vibrancy or contrast of the parts while colored makes everything washed out. I personally like the LEDs tucked around the edges behind the motherboard and behind the top fans. It creates a "glow" that gives you a lot of visual depth.
   
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