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Well, another day and another of those annoying questions was asked at work, which I cannot give an educated answer to.

A friend of mine is building a system in an all acrylic case, and therefore he wants/needs to have it look the very best - For now he wants to avoid sleeving the PSU cables that came with the PSU and is looking at some quality extension cables from either Maxfinder, ModSmart of Bitfenix (Still undecided, it is all about the color avavible apparently).

So he asks me, and I am now relaying the question, "Can you plug a PSU extension cable directly into the PSU, and thereby not use the OEM cables at all".

I am seriously baffled - Never thought about this, the cables are called "Extension cables", so I always thought that this was not possible. On the other hand - The pin-layout should (?) be totally alike - Otherwise it would defeat the whole purpose.
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Different kinds of modular PSUs use different modular connections on the PSU end. I know that Corsair has an individually sleeved cable kit that starts at the PSU. EXAMPLE. IDK if that kit would be compatible with other PSUs that would to be researched for the specific PSU. If you look at something like a STR500 for an example of something thats obviously incompatible. If you look at the modular fittings HERE it looks like some would be compatible with extensions like the PCI-E, mobo, and cpu power but the molex and sata would be incompatible. I would agree with you and say that it should work if it fits and the pin layout is the same like you said, but Ive never tried. I just realized how pointless my post is, oh well tongue.gif
Edited by Namkab - 7/10/13 at 11:47pm
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Short version is no you cant plug extension cables into the PSU it cant be done

And the Corsair and SilverStone cables only fit their own units
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Short version is no you cant plug extension cables into the PSU it cant be done

And the Corsair and SilverStone cables only fit their own units

Thanks Shilka, I passed on your infinite wisdom smile.gif - Though the way he is looking at me, I bet next he is going to ask me to sleeve his cables for him.

By the way, took your advice earlier this week and got me a Silverstone Strider Evolution 750W (Used for 2 months, looks brand new - 700DKK and he thRew in a free set of Silverstone Short Cable Set) - Here is me crossing everything that I wont trigger a shutdown when done overclocking smile.gif
Edited by Gomi - 7/11/13 at 4:01am
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Originally Posted by Gomi View Post

Thanks Shilka, I passed on your infinite wisdom smile.gif - Though the way he is looking at me, I bet next he is going to ask me to sleeve his cables for him.

By the way, took your advice earlier this week and got me a Silverstone Strider Evolution 750W (Used for 2 months, looks brand new - 700DKK and he thRew in a free set of Silverstone Short Cable Set) - Here is me crossing everything that I wont trigger a shutdown when done overclocking smile.gif

750 watts sould be more then enough power

And the simple reason you cant use extension cables in a PSU is PSU cables are male in both ends and extension cables are male in one end and female in the other

So thats why you cant
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