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So yeah,

My friend says his sleeved cables (Cheap brand) melted this week... Now this takes me to the situation where I ask my self if my sleeved NZXT Sleeved Extensions can catch on fire or melt as well?

I have so far only a total of 3 extension NZXT sleeved cables:

- 24-pin ATX for motherboard
- 6+2 pin for HD6970
- 6+2 pin for HD6970

The 2nd HD6970 still has the original PSU cables.

So yeah, should I be worried? I thought these cables were safe....

Edit:

These are the ones I'm using:

x1 of http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/...ck::13927.html

x2 of http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/...ck::13929.html
Edited by kcuestag - 3/17/11 at 1:13pm
    
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What was the psu brand that your friend uses? I see no reason why they would melt unless they are to close to your graphics card or cpu. However that is very unlikely.

Extensions should be relatively safe all your are doing is extending the travel of current. Unless the sleeved cable extensions were no fitted properly had exposed wiring i see no reason why the cable or sleeving should melt.
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as long as the wire is the proper gauge they should be fine, to small of a gauge and the current passing through the wire will melt it
    
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There is no reason why the extensions should melt unless they are if cruddy quality. Which quite frankly, is not part of NZXT's system.

Could a cable melt? Sure, but that in itself should warrant the question: What the hell happened with the PSU to allow that? Melting should never occur really, the kind of heat required for that... geez [or if they used an inferior size... iirc it's called gague? wire, then that can be a huge problem]

Are they safe: My vote goes to yes.
    
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as long as the wire is the proper gauge they should be fine, to small of a gauge and the current passing through the wire will melt it
If the crimping is poor.... it could cause the cable to be damaged as well.
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I've had the 24pin and 6pin extensions for a few months now...no problems here.
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There is no reason why the extensions should melt unless they are if cruddy quality. Which quite frankly, is not part of NZXT's system.

Could a cable melt? Sure, but that in itself should warrant the question: What the hell happened with the PSU to allow that? Melting should never occur really, the kind of heat required for that... geez [or if they used an inferior size... iirc it's called gague? wire, then that can be a huge problem]

Are they safe: My vote goes to yes.
Thank you, I got scared when he told me his cable melted... I was a bit scared, considering I've been saving money for like 3-4 months so I could afford this rig.


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Originally Posted by yakuzapuppy View Post
I've had the 24pin and 6pin extensions for a few months now...no problems here.
From NZXT too? same ones?

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I doubt it. I've seen plenty of people using them without problems.
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From NZXT too? same ones?

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I use the Modright extensions...going strong for a couple monbths now.
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