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BitFenix Fury PSUs Have Individually Sleeved Cables

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BitFenix' Fury PSUs all come with individually sleeved cables.

BitFenix has finally introduced its Fury series of PSUs, which might not have the most revolutionary electronics, but are built with extra attention to detail with regard to aesthetics.

The PSUs are built by FSP and come with 80 Plus Gold certification. This will allow the units to run relatively efficiently, and given that they are built by FSP, they'll be pretty reliable as well. Cooling is provided by a 135 mm fan with a fluid dynamic bearing, so it'll also operate reasonably quietly.

As mentioned, the biggest highlight of the units is aesthetics. They come with BitFenix branding all over and have a big aluminum ring going around the fan area. The ring is also present on the other side, though it circles a large BitFenix logo there. The best aspect of the looks are the cables, though. These are all individually sleeved with a black mesh, which will make for some very, very neat-looking cable management.

There is one problem, though. Sleeved cables are expensive.  As such, the units are a little more expensive than competing PSUs, with the 750 W model carrying an MSRP of $169. There will also be a 550 W model as well as a 650 W unit that should be distributed to shelves throughout this month.

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    FormatC , May 8, 2014 9:39 AM
    This is only a modified FSP Aurum, not more. Not bad at all, but too expensive. The original is a lot cheaper.
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    mortsmi7 , May 8, 2014 9:51 AM
    That's so messy. I've been threatening myself to put a bus bar in my next pc, so I could have exact length pristine wire management. I'm talking naked connectors, not that insulated garbage.

    It would be pretty enough to run on the motherboard side. Although, I'm not sure where I'd fit a bar long enough to fit all of that.
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    tonicipriani , May 8, 2014 10:35 AM
    That just sounds stupid. The idea of a sleeved cable is to bundle up the wires so that it improves airflow. What's the point of sleeving the individual wires?
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    deuketc , May 8, 2014 12:47 PM
    I really like this method of sleeving as it allows the cable to lay very flat for cases that don't have a lot of room behind the motherboard tray. I also think it looks better than a bunched up cable with the colored wires sticking out the end.
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    gamergeek , May 9, 2014 3:37 AM
    That just sounds stupid. The idea of a sleeved cable is to bundle up the wires so that it improves airflow. What's the point of sleeving the individual wires?

    To make it more flexible maybe, though I cant say Ive really had a problem with that before.
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    soccerplayer88 , May 9, 2014 8:06 AM
    Yeah, I'm also not getting the reason why these companies are making sleeved individual cables for PSU's or for any strand of cables for that matter.

    The whole point of sleeved together cables was that you weren't looking at a rats nest of intermixed wires. Flexibility I get, but if you go out and buy any modern case, it's going to have cable management. Either tucked away on the backside of the case or through cable mounts inside the case.

    I would MUCH rather see a FLAT sleeved cable that would have more practical applications.
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    durahl , May 9, 2014 1:25 PM
    Doing individual cable sleeving is part aesthetics, part comfort.

    I individually re-sleeved mine myself with black connectors, black sleeve and red heat shrink thus matching the color scheme of the installed hardware which is black and red as well ( Motherboard, PSU, GPUs, Fans, etc... )

    The individually sleeved wires obviously do take up more space but you'll be able to do things like routing the between the Motherboard and Backplate - Something you can't do with a single 24 wire Sleeve because it's way too thick.

    For most people it's an aesthetical thing when you can watch into the case, for others it's a necessity because of bad case planning requiring flexibility.
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    FormatC , May 19, 2014 7:21 AM
    Bitfenix launched re-labeled FSP-PSUs (Aurum) for a higher price than the original. :) 
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    zeeman706 , June 14, 2014 9:36 PM
    Anyone remember when you could get a good PSU around 750W or more for under 100$?

    PSU's rape my fragile budget man.... not cool