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Unsure if PSU cable is safe, can someone lend a hand please?

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July 31, 2013 12:06:16 PM

I ordered a PC from an online PC building company and i have been using it with no issues for about a year now. Ever since i had it there has been a cable from what i think to be the PSU to the SPDIF port that looks as though the wiring has snapped.
I contacted the company that put together my PC and they said they snipped the wiring purposely for it to work better and that i shouldn't worry about it and apologized about it looking messy.
I am concerned now because i am going to replace the Mobo with a better one and i wouldn't want my PC to get fried by a dodgy cable.
My question is, is my PC safe with this odd looking connector or are they telling me lies so they don't have to replace my components?
I have attached a picture of the wire.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

http://s1299.photobucket.com/user/Dazchief/media/201307...
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July 31, 2013 12:10:22 PM

No need to snip it!

I don't think it would fry anything , but strange they snipped it.
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July 31, 2013 12:12:20 PM

Hmm that doesnt look good. What company was it? Can I ask what PSU it is?

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July 31, 2013 12:13:37 PM

I don't think that is from you PSU! That is from your front panel bro, that's the front audio jack right? If you're bothered by it, just wrap it with electrical tape.
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July 31, 2013 12:15:15 PM

Its a Corsair TX750 i believe, i don't think it would be fair to name the company though.
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July 31, 2013 12:16:16 PM

Agree with adimesiter, spdif has no connection from psu, but to front case ports, should be an issue, but they should have just cabled tied back any used cables, you may need it if you swap cases or motherboard in the future, ask them to replace it.
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July 31, 2013 12:16:54 PM

Hmm just want to know if they are a company if they knew what they were doing. It seems ok and as it is Corsair (good PSU manufacturer) I believe you should not encounter any PSU related problems revolving around this purposely cut wire.
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July 31, 2013 12:17:39 PM

DazChief said:
Its a Corsair TX750 i believe, i don't think it would be fair to name the company though.


Couldn't hurt to name them, someone might have a similar experience and could help? That's a front panel header though?

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July 31, 2013 12:19:21 PM

das_stig said:
Agree with adimesiter, spdif has no connection from psu, but to front case ports, should be an issue, but they should have just cabled tied back any used cables, you may need it if you swap cases or motherboard in the future, ask them to replace it.


THANK YOU! I think you're the only one who viewed the picture. lol
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July 31, 2013 12:19:46 PM

Thank you very much everyone, i am overwhelmed by how helpful you all are! if i replace the motherboard i guess i will be able to replace the wire along with it i am guessing?
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July 31, 2013 12:21:35 PM

No you can't because that wire is for your front panel. Only way to replace that is when you change your case bro.
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July 31, 2013 12:22:41 PM

DazChief said:
Thank you very much everyone, i am overwhelmed by how helpful you all are! if i replace the motherboard i guess i will be able to replace the wire along with it i am guessing?


The wires come from the front panel on your case, you'd have to replace the case or the front assembly to replace the wires, shouldn't be an issue if they work now though!
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July 31, 2013 12:32:39 PM

ThermalV your right, thank you for all your help. I can replace my mobo now in confidence that, that wire wont cause any damage in the future, i will wrap some electrical tape around it just to ease my mind though.
I can finally upgrade my horrible asus m5a78lm to a Crosshair V now because my current mobo is throttling my FX 8150!
Thanks again everyone, have a good day!
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July 31, 2013 12:35:30 PM

welcome bro. :) 
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