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What size cable combs do I need for these cables?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by Space Monkey, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Space Monkey

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  2. P4Clock

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    the really cheap cables use 3mm as the cable core is is lower quality, i would think super flower cables that are 2kw rated will be 4mm.
    you will also want some white cotton to tie the cables in
     
  3. Space Monkey

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    Excellent thanks :)
     
  4. clone

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    Just be very carefully as they are quite brittle .
     
  5. HoneyBadger

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    The best cable combs I’ve ever come across are by cold zero.
     
  6. Space Monkey

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    Thanks for the info guys, appreciate it :)
     
  7. Space Monkey

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    Just a bit of an update, bought the 3mm combs and they are too big, the cables and sleeving in this set are quite thin, so they'd need the 2mm combs, which sadly OCUK don't sell :(
     
  8. D.Roberts

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    @P4Clock

    Hmmm the cheap cables use 3mm?

    I got some bitfenix cables for my RM100i are you saying the bitfenix cables are cheap?
    from what I have read the bitfenix cables are 3mm or would reqiure the 3mm cable combs.
    I hope so as I just got a load LOL
     
  9. P4Clock

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    you need to find out the cable rating, the bitfenix cables could be fin wall or use a finer braiding. but in general the better the cable the thicker it is.
    the standard cables with a 1kw+ PSU will need a larger cable comb as the cable is bigger.

    as long as you distribute the load you will be fine eg. dont daisy-chain 3 ssd's and 5 HDD's of one molex line
     
  10. D.Roberts

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