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CableMod Finally Outs Universal PSU Extension Cables

Since CableMod’s debut, the custom cable group has come out with luxury cable sets for a number of the most popular power supplies, but these sets are expensive and weren’t available for all PSUs. A couple months ago, CableMod released its DIY cable extensions, which made it a little easier to make your own custom cables, but it still didn’t have any universal sets – until today.

The kits are very straightforward, containing the four most essential cables that are typically visible. These are the 24-pin ATX cable, 8-pin (or 4+4 pin) EPS connector, and two PCI-Express power cables. The ATX power cables are 30 cm long, while the other cables are all 45 cm in length. You install them by adding them at the end of the power supply's standard cables, so things can get quite cluttered in the cable management area.

For options, just about any combination imaginable is available. These range from many different color options and combinations to different included PCI-Express power cables. Some kits come with two 6-pin cables, while others come with one 6-pin and one 8-pin. The reason for that is simple: If you have a graphics card with two 6-pin connectors, you wouldn’t want to have two power pins dangling around in sight. The color options are black, blue, green, orange, white, yellow, and red. Sets are also available in those colors, mixed with black for two-tone cables.

Of course, if you want different color combinations, different connectors, or different cable lengths, you can always still make your own cables with the DIY Cable Extensions.

With this release, CableMod also announced its SATA Data cables, which are meant to be equally beautiful. These will also be available in black, white, red, green, blue, yellow, and orange.

The cables kits are available at Performance-PCs.com for $29.95, with the SATA cables listed there too for $7.95 each.

Update, 12/04/2015, 1:19am PT: Pricing and availability added.

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  • Grimnur
    The graphic in the article looks nothing like the product announced on their website... The graphic hardly looks "beautiful" either... The cables on the website look great, but based on this article's wording and the graphic I assumed there was some tongue in cheek undertone.
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  • Mousemonkey
    No braided sleeving? Cheapskates.
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  • Chochbag
    Not to put down the quality (I'm sure they're nice cables) but $50-$100 for a PSU cable set seems outrageous.

    These are the prices I found in the only US distributor store.
    Edit: $30 for the extension set.
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  • rolli59
    I have never seen anything wrong with the cables I get with my PSU's so really wonder how somebody can make this a business.
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  • Emanuel Elmo
    I have never seen anything wrong with the cables I get with my PSU's so really wonder how somebody can make this a business.

    There is nothing wrong per se with the PSU cables.

    but if you are building a custom build and have a color scheme in mind you either braid your cables yourself or you go to someone who has already done it and pay for the work.

    if you are not to much into custom builds of your computer than your point hold water.
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  • Lutfij
    Although the route of cable extensions make it possible for modders to get that bling factor without having to sleeve a whole bunch of cables to make things look neat and tidy on a budget but it just adds more wires into most, if not, all cases that already have a mess of cables. With modular PSU's this means that every cable has a longer run in their connections.

    I tread along the perfectionist path so I prefer having the cables sleeved all the way from the PSU itself to the termination of their connections regardless of the unit being full/semi modular or full/retro wired.
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  • Mark_1970
    My psu has the 24 pin and 8 pin eps combined into the one psu modular plug. Universal? I doubt it

    Update : They go on the ends of my cables? so i still see the wires showing out of psu connectors, pfffft why bother
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  • cub_fanatic
    I just watched the last South Park episode... was this article news or was this an ad?
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  • JackNaylorPE
    Used CableMod replacement (not extension) cables in a build ... wouldn't do so again. I am concerned that the sleeved cables are thinner than original manufacturer supplied cables.
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