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Originally Posted by Shrimpykins View Post
They aren't capacitors. I forget what they are called. Some people say cut them off, others say don't. It's kind of up in the air. The ones that cut them off and had no problems will tell you it's ok. Others will say they had troubles once they removed them and others will tell you "The manufacturer put them there for a reason". It's still up in the air as to whether they are truly necessary. I cut mine off of my HX1000 and it still works just fine.
What he said right there will save you 3 hours of reading. The opinion is mixed.
post #3152 of 14314
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Originally Posted by Lutro0 View Post
What he said right there will save you 3 hours of reading. The opinion is mixed.
What he is talking about are in fact capacitors though, I was mistaken and I am not sure if the caps are necessary. I would assume it's some type of power quality assurance. If removed it won't necessarily hurt anything but it may help things by leaving them on.
 
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post #3153 of 14314
It depends on the PSU if they are necessary or not.

Antec's TruePower Quattro 1200w which featured the PowerCache cables do require them as they play a significant part in secondary filtering.

Most other PSU's do not require them; though they do aid in filtering and also help keep something down.
Like on the Strider Plus units, the caps on the PCIe cables keep the whine/buzz noise that most people hear on GTX 200 series cards down to a minimum.
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post #3154 of 14314
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Originally Posted by Shrimpykins View Post
What he is talking about are in fact capacitors though, I was mistaken and I am not sure if the caps are necessary. I would assume it's some type of power quality assurance. If removed it won't necessarily hurt anything but it may help things by leaving them on.
Ahh, well at least you are right on the round magnet lookin things lol.
post #3155 of 14314
Hey guys.

Just got finished sleeving some of the parts I will be putting into my build once I get off vacation. The pics are below. This is my first time sleeving anything and I am a bit disappointed in the quality of the sleeving I used. This is the stuff I used. The sleeving is see through. The sleeving guide said to use furryletters stuff, but he/she has a lot of options. Before I buy the rest of the sleeving for my PSU and case wires I want to be sure I am getting the right stuff. Is it the clean cut sleeving that I should get from furryletters? I don't want it to be see through like the stuff I used below -









Anyway, to finish sleeving everything else in my case, which sleeving do I buy from here that will not be see through like the stuff above.
Edited by PulkPull - 1/10/11 at 1:22pm
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post #3156 of 14314
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Ahh, well at least you are right on the round magnet lookin things lol.
Those are ferrite beads, and they have a place as well; they can stop the whine that GPUs give off. Though it doesn't effect all cards or all PSU's.
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post #3157 of 14314
Thanks for the info guys, I've given it more thought and I'm going to just reverse the cables so it's closer to the psu then sleeve as normal till I reach it and cover it with heatshrink not the most original idea but I guess you go with what works. I'll have pics up soon as I get it done.
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post #3158 of 14314
Then you can just cut them off, putting the to the psu end defeats their purpose.
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post #3159 of 14314
Well would it harm the hardware if it was removed?
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post #3160 of 14314
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Well would it harm the hardware if it was removed?
Read the two posts made by Tator Tot several posts back.
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