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I've actually heard issues that the Corsair cables are quite short. There is even one for sale here on the forum for that exact reason.

http://www.corsair.com/_documents/hx...le_diagram.pdf
http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...1200m&area=usa

24-pin: C - 590mm; S - 550mm
8pin/4pin CPU: C - 610mm; S - 750mm
PCI-E: C - 610mm; S - 550mm
SATA (to first connector): C - 400mm or 450mm; S - 500mm
IDE (to first connector): C - 400mm or 450mm; S - 500mm

Kind of mixed. Some cables are longer on the corsair and other on the Silverstone.

Since the Cosmos has the PSU in the bottom, the 8pin/4pin CPU power connector is the most crucial cable of them all imo. The connector is often at the top of the motherboard, and the significantly longer Silverstone cable will be of benefit here.
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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
I've actually heard issues that the Corsair cables are quite short. There is even one for sale here on the forum for that exact reason.

http://www.corsair.com/_documents/hx...le_diagram.pdf
http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...1200m&area=usa

24-pin: C - 590mm; S - 550mm
8pin/4pin CPU: C - 610mm; S - 750mm
PCI-E: C - 610mm; S - 550mm
SATA (to first connector): C - 400mm or 450mm; S - 500mm
IDE (to first connector): C - 400mm or 450mm; S - 500mm

Kind of mixed. Some cables are longer on the corsair and other on the Silverstone.

Since the Cosmos has the PSU in the bottom, the 8pin/4pin CPU power connector is the most crucial cable of them all imo. The connector is often at the top of the motherboard, and the significantly longer Silverstone cable will be of benefit here.
Yep

The 24pin is the shorty, I know Robilar had to use an extension cable for his.
With the SS being even shorter, it's almost guaranteed it'll be too short.

Depends on mobo placement as well, didn't even think about that.
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Yep

The 24pin is the shorty, I know Robilar had to use an extension cable for his.
With the SS being even shorter, it's almost guaranteed it'll be too short.
If the Silverstone's 24 pin is too short, the Corsair's one will have a hard time reaching it also. 1.5 inch extra isn't a whole lot (but *just* might make the difference). I am surprised though that he had to use an extention... 550mm should have been more than enough, unless he routed it behind the mobo panel.
    
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That's his set-up, notice the extension.

Silly me, it'll be plenty long enough if you don't route behind the mobo tray.

His thread.


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post #15 of 15
The case is actually smaller than I imagined.... I think the corsair will do just fine.

Also, the holes in the backpanel where the cables 're-appear' are in an odd location, adding to the neccessary length of the cables. A nice mod would be an extra hole right next to the 24-pin connector on the mobo (they're pretty much all more or less on the same spot on an ATX board). In that case, the standard 24-pin cable might actually be long enough.
    
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