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post #21 of 26
Doesn't the 760 require only two 6-pin power connectors? I had a Seasonic that gave me a real headache.



I was scratching my head all day until someone told me to check Lutro0's double-wire sleeving guide on YouTube and it was easy enough to follow. This was the first time I did something like this [and void the 5 year warranty on the my PSU] but it's been a positive experience. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
[ Note: I realize that there were key areas where I could have made some improvements, and I blame my lack of research on what to do before I actually went and sleeved the whole thing. Once I started sleeving one cable, I had to do the others. I could finish a segment so fast I ended up doing the whole PSU in no time. Until I realized it didn't look as aesthetically pleasing as I hoped it to be. Oh well, I suppose it's better than no sleeve at all.]
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post #22 of 26
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Doesn't the 760 require only two 6-pin power connectors? I had a Seasonic that gave me a real headache.



I was scratching my head all day until someone told me to check Lutro0's double-wire sleeving guide on YouTube and it was easy enough to follow. This was the first time I did something like this [and void the 5 year warranty on the my PSU] but it's been a positive experience. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
[ Note: I realize that there were key areas where I could have made some improvements, and I blame my lack of research on what to do before I actually went and sleeved the whole thing. Once I started sleeving one cable, I had to do the others. I could finish a segment so fast I ended up doing the whole PSU in no time. Until I realized it didn't look as aesthetically pleasing as I hoped it to be. Oh well, I suppose it's better than no sleeve at all.]

That is correct, I only need two 6-pin connectors. I've been looking at Lutro0's guides, and I was actually thinking about modding the cables in a similar fashion to the pics you posted. Thanks for the help!

I'll be pondering a bit longer, but should have a solution very soon! I am hesitant about voiding my 5-year warranty, but I may have a way around that rolleyes.gif
post #23 of 26
The only other way around it is to fab your own extension cables and sleeve them. Or go with the Bitfenix extensions.
[BTW, my PSU was a semi modular unit which is why I had to void the warranty in order to sleeve the 24-pin, 8-pin, and dual 8-pin
connectors]


Have fun with the rest of the build! thumb.gif
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post #24 of 26
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The only other way around it is to fab your own extension cables and sleeve them. Or go with the Bitfenix extensions.
[BTW, my PSU was a semi modular unit which is why I had to void the warranty in order to sleeve the 24-pin, 8-pin, and dual 8-pin
connectors]


Have fun with the rest of the build! thumb.gif

I'm thinking about extensions as well... I'd definitely sleeve them myself though, just so they'd match the rest of my sleeving.

My Rosewill Capstone is also semi-modular. However, I saw a mod that gave me an idea of how to get away with not cracking open the PSU:



(Source)

Thanks!
post #25 of 26
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Quick update here.

I've got everything together and running, and I must say, so far I'm impressed. Things are running really smoothly; I've only played a little bit of PAYDAY 2 but there was no lag, no stuttering, and everything is staying nice and cool (41°C max CPU and 58°C max GPU).

I'm in the process of sleeving extensions for my 24, 4+4 and 6 pin cables; I decided against a fully sleeved PSU, at least for now.

I will have pictures and specs up once everything is 100% complete. Stay tuned!
post #26 of 26
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Here's a quick teaser:

Build in progress


PCIe extensions
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