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Corsair Type 4 Cable Capacitors - Are they worth it?

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I'm just wondering about opinions on the newer Corsair PSUs like the RMx and RMi series and the new Type 4 cables? I'm in the process of teaching myself how to re-sleeve all of my cables and ran into the capacitors in the Type 4 cables. These are located just off the component side connector and apparently moving them further down the cable decreases their effectiveness. I'm wondering just how much of an issue the "ripple" is and does the suppression capacitor really make a difference in the real world in terms of stability, overclockability, and component health?

My debate is whether to remove the capacitor entirely, or relocate these capacitors more centered in the cable so they will be completely out of sight behind the motherboard tray or under the PSU shroud. Thanks in advance for any feedback.
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http://www.corsair.com/en-us/blog/2015/july/explanation-of-rmi-new-type-4-cables
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Without these capacitors, ripple is still very acceptable; being as high as 25mV with a full load on the +12V rail of an RM1000i. This is exhibited on the HX1000i, which uses the same technologies as the RMi, but does not come with the Type 4 cables.

I think you could remove the capacitors, but I would keep and relocate them.

Cablemod moved the capacitors 30 cm away from the connector on their pre-sleeved cables. It added about 2-4mV more ripple.
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Where they are the perform best, if you were to move them to the center a la cablemods you would have a slight but not insignificant increase in voltage ripple.
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