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I would have assumed that Corsair would have made their cables long enough to fit on their 800D Cases. I had a hard time installing the ax1200 PSU 12v CPU cables onto my mainboard; at one point, I thought I was going to either break the cable or break something in the motherboard. Right now, the cables are resting hard on the northbridge heatsink... which I am concerned about.

Now don't get me wrong... I never handled a PSU that was so light with that much power... and I definitely need that power. Its just that using the cable management ability of the case proved to be an daunting experience with that cable....

Just sharing my short experience.
    
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Might just have to buy an extension.
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Wait, how is it even touching the northbridge?

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Corsair is very good about their customer support. I contacted them after I broke a PCI-e cable during sleeving and they replaced it for free, even though it was my fault that it broke. If you ask them what's up with the cables from their PSU not fitting in their case, they'll probably do you right. Let us know!
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post #5 of 32
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Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
Wait, how is it even touching the northbridge?

If you have a X58 Classified motherboard, there is a heatsink that sits right near the 12v CPU connector on the motherboard. IIRC, that is the northbridge heatsink. The heat sink that sits near the graphic cards is the southbridge.
The northbridge has a fin rail for air-cooling.

The cable connection for the 12v cpu connection is so tight, the cable actually rest on the fins... which heats up during operation. It is the equlivent of a room-temperature hot knife going through a block of ice-cold butter; not much of a issue right now, but eventually, the heat from the fins will wear away in the rubber sleeve, causing it to short.
    
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Oh dear lord, I know exactly what you're talking about. Had the same problem with my AX1200 and my Rampage III Extreme. I just pulled really hard.
     
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post #7 of 32
I recently purchased a stack of these NZXT power cable extensions for this exact reason

http://www.nzxt.com/new/product.php?...bles&series=13

They look great, and Ill be buying the AX-1200 soon. Maybe check them or something similar out?
Edited by L D4WG - 3/10/11 at 5:49pm
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My 650TX fits just fine. The CPU 8-pin is rather tight but not bad at all. The layout of the motherboard is the biggest issue. My P7P55D-E PRO is set up so that the 8-pin is right on the edge near the top. You're x58 is a different story....
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post #9 of 32
Ah, don't know about yours but my 800D came with an extension just for this reason.....

Why complain when Corsair has a cure already?
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post #10 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by rx7racer View Post
Ah, don't know about yours but my 800D came with an extension just for this reason.....

Why complain when Corsair has a cure already?
My 700D didn't and it's the same size as the 800D
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