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Corsair CMPSU-1000HX issue, maybe.

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April 20, 2010 2:38:11 AM

I just got this in the mail today. Seems well built but I noticed something I've never seen on other PSU's I've bought in the past. The sheathing on the wires doesn't go all the way into the box. On the main set of cables, the couple dozen small wires are showing for almost 1/2 inch. That seems like poor workmanship and unsafe. It doesn't look like this: http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image/skymtl/PSU_revi.... Looks worse than this: http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image/skymtl/PSU_revi.... I'm probably just being fussy but this bothers me. Can anyone confirm whether or not this is a problem?

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April 20, 2010 2:57:26 AM

avianrand said:
The sheathing on the wires doesn't go all the way into the box. On the main set of cables, the couple dozen small wires are showing for almost 1/2 inch. That seems like poor workmanship and unsafe.


Unsafe? Don't make assumptions like that, the sheathing is not there for safety, it's only decorative. Most power supplies don't have any such decorative covering.
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April 20, 2010 3:12:38 AM

hmmm...its not a functionality problem, but cosmetically it is a bummer- im surprised corsair did nt do it perfectly :o 
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April 20, 2010 3:34:50 AM
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There's a plastic ring that protects the wires from being cut on the metal edges as can be seen here:
http://www.hardocp.com/image.html?image=MTIwODM5MDkwMHJ...

Sleeving that doesn't go all the way into the housing is a peculiarity of almost all CWT build units. I guess they think it makes the cables too stiff and therefore more inconvenient to route.
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April 20, 2010 4:29:01 AM

Cwt?
April 20, 2010 4:50:18 AM

^ Channel Well Technology. The OEM that makes the 1000HX for Corsair.
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April 20, 2010 4:52:27 AM

avianrand - My Seasonic X-650 Gold Certified power supply is the same way.

The sheathing is actually called a cable sleeve that is for decoration only. It is a very thin woven mesh that comes in a variety of diameters and colors. Normally shrink tubing is added on each end to hold the cable sleeve in place. Cable sleeves and shrink tubing are available at online vendors that cater to case modders. I have used it myself. Here is an example of a complete kit:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8953/slt-25/ModSmart_...

shovemose - Yes. Channel Well Technology makes the HX1000 for Corsair. About half of the Corsair psu's are made by CWT and half by Seasonic. A lot of the major companies have power supplies made for them by electronic manufacturing companies.
May 8, 2010 3:56:23 AM

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