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Xfx core edition pro550w cpu cable length

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February 18, 2013 12:34:55 AM

Hey, the fan in my corsair vx550 died and I need to replace the psu, however Im not certain if the cpu cable is long enough on the xfx psu. Does anyone know if its the same lenght as the vx550 or shorter/longer?

Thanks in advance.
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February 18, 2013 12:42:31 AM

Theres no clear way to tell that it can or cant reach. And by cpu cable you mean the motherboard right?
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February 18, 2013 2:29:51 AM

it should reach in theory dunno why it wouldnt

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February 18, 2013 8:02:40 AM

th3_ory said:
Theres no clear way to tell that it can or cant reach. And by cpu cable you mean the motherboard right?

Yeah the 4pin power connector that goes in the motherboard. I just call it the cpu plug :)  I asked because maybe someone replaced their old vx550 with an xfx 550.
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February 18, 2013 8:04:36 AM

iceclock said:
it should reach in theory dunno why it wouldnt

On the VX550 I could hide the cable behind the motherboard and it would still fit in a full tower, but the package also says "extra long cables". There's no real review out there that actually tells you the cable length on the xfx, unlike with the vx550.
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February 19, 2013 3:32:01 PM

Just as a follow up, the cable is indeed slightly shorter than what the vx550 has (or had) and so I could not route it behind the motherboard if it had to reach the very top of my motherboard. My extension cable is also worthless as it's bumping into a component on the motherboard.

I had to route it under the graphics card which looks pretty silly. Case is a CM Storm Trooper btw.
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February 19, 2013 5:50:08 PM

Dude just watch unboxing videos on youtube to get an idea :)  problem solved
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February 19, 2013 10:30:33 PM

haider95 said:
Dude just watch unboxing videos on youtube to get an idea :)  problem solved

I did and it's nearly impossible to see the length of cables on a video. It could almost fit, but not quite :) 
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