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PSU cables too short

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January 18, 2013 12:30:03 PM

HI guys, I'm building my first rig and unfortunately my psu cables do not fit my mATX board grrr. I'm not too pleased with my psu anyway (cheap crap) so I'm thinking of buying a new one. So my question is this:
Could you suggest a decent but not expensive (if poss) 500W psu with LONG cables....dont want to experience the same thing twice ;) 
thanks in advance, Jazz

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a b ) Power supply
January 18, 2013 1:09:38 PM

Corsair CX500, Seasonic SI211 520
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January 18, 2013 1:16:35 PM

or just increase the length yourself... (just remeber to solder the wires, and wrap them securely with electrical tape, so they don't short out.
January 18, 2013 1:17:47 PM

Also keep in mind that you can purchase extension cables for every PSU connection type there is.
a b ) Power supply
January 18, 2013 1:19:33 PM

He did said it was a crappy cheap unit. Best solution is to actually replace it entirely in my opinion
January 18, 2013 2:29:38 PM

EzioAs said:
He did said it was a crappy cheap unit. Best solution is to actually replace it entirely in my opinion



I agree 100%. I just meant extensions are available if the new unit he buys doesn't reach all the connectors.
January 18, 2013 2:35:47 PM

Good PSU's: Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling. There are many other quality ones out there, but these are consistently good! Newegg, Amazon, Pcpartpicker, tigerdirect, and Microcenter.

Good Luck
a b ) Power supply
January 18, 2013 3:17:25 PM

i agree, but a decent psu then buy extensions like those from NZXT
January 22, 2013 12:51:24 PM

Thanks everyone for your replies, i'm going to go with the corsair cx500. p.s I'm a 'she' not a 'he' ;) 
a b ) Power supply
January 22, 2013 12:55:29 PM

plaguedbutterfly_108 said:
Thanks everyone for your replies, i'm going to go with the corsair cx500.


Good choice.

plaguedbutterfly_108 said:
p.s I'm a 'she' not a 'he' ;) 


Good to know.
January 22, 2013 4:59:00 PM

plaguedbutterfly_108 said:
Thanks everyone for your replies, i'm going to go with the corsair cx500. p.s I'm a 'she' not a 'he' ;) 


Ha ha sorry... should have looked closer at your username and probably would have realized that.
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