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So I searched around here and got mixed results on whether I could sleeve the PSU without voiding the warranty. I really want to sleeve the PSU, but as my other PSU just crapped out, I'd rather have the 7 year warranty in tact.

So I decided to contact Corsair and see what they had to say:


So it's lookin like I can't sleeve this PSU... Do you think it's worth it to not sleeve for the warranty? Or have you heard a different story from Corsair?
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post #2 of 16
sleeve it and keep the other sleeves under it , cut if off if u need to rma it .
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Yeah I think that if you make a good job, you will be able to remove it, just in case you need to RMA.
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Yea the only thing though is that I have to remove their big black sleeve in order to sleeve them. So if I send it back without the sleeving they might know what's up.


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post #5 of 16
ModRight makes some pretty good single braid sleeved cable extensions, if you have a case with a place to store the excess perhaps that is an option to look at. More money but still probably drastically less then if you had to buy a new PSU retail because you voided a 7yr warranty.
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post #6 of 16
The new AX series is 100% modular, no cables are built into the psu.

Did you ask them about your HX/TX?
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post #7 of 16
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Damn if I had known that a week ago I wouldn't be in this situation. Newegg charges a restocking fee for returns don't they?


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Quote:
Originally Posted by hokeyplyr48 View Post
Damn if I had known that a week ago I wouldn't be in this situation. Newegg charges a restocking fee for returns don't they?


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yes.

HX has a 24 pin and 8EPS x2 (one of them is detachable) the other isn't
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post #9 of 16
The only time you will void your warranty is if you open the PSU box; when you're sleeving it helps to do so, but it is possible to still sleeve the PSU without opening it (a bit harder though...).
It's esthetic changes to the outside of the product; think of it this way:
If you buy a steering wheel cover and some time later your car stops breaking, they won't tell you: warranty voided on your breaks, you put a cover on your steering wheel.

Just pay attention at reconnecting all the cables properly and you'll be fine
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by shnur View Post
The only time you will void your warranty is if you open the PSU box; when you're sleeving it helps to do so, but it is possible to still sleeve the PSU without opening it (a bit harder though...).
It's esthetic changes to the outside of the product; think of it this way:
If you buy a steering wheel cover and some time later your car stops breaking, they won't tell you: warranty voided on your breaks, you put a cover on your steering wheel.

Just pay attention at reconnecting all the cables properly and you'll be fine
Yea, I get what you're saying, but in order to sleeve the main 24pin and the 8 pins, I have to remove their big black sleeving. So if I needed to RMA it, their black sleeving would be missing. You know?
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