Cablemod help please?

olihop1401

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I've as of late been messing around on PC part picker, and for the first time ever, I've considered selling my current PC, and rebuilding a new one. My new colour scheme is White, some black and an accent colour, possibly red.

Now, the part which has me stuck is... I have NO clue what cables I need for a modular PSU.
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/HDD_Neptunia/saved/h6XMZL
That is my parts list, and yes, I realise I missed out the GPU, but I'm going to wait until later in the year when Navi comes out.

Anyway, could someone go over the configurator cables on the cablemod site, and help me out?
I have no clue what I'm doing on there
https://eustore.cablemod.com/configurator/

(Could someone also recommend a cable colour theme? Red and Black or White and Black.) Thank you!
 

Aeacus

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For your Seasonic PSU, any Cablemod SE-series power cable set will do,
link: https://cablemod.com/products/?filter_series=se-series&show_products=48

Though, for your build, i'd go with white or white&black colored power cables,
white, specs: https://cablemod.com/product/cablemod-se-series-xp2-km3-cable-kit-white/
amazon: https://www.amazon.com/CableMod-SE-Cable-Black-White/dp/B07327TNSJ
white&black, specs: https://cablemod.com/product/cablemod-se-series-xp2-xp3-km3-fl2-cable-kit-black-white/
amazon: https://www.amazon.com/CableMod-SE-Cable-Black-White/dp/B07328329P

Note: it's easier to buy a full set rather than messing around in configurator and figuring out which and how many power cables you'll need.

Since i too have Seasonic PSUs powering my 3x PCs: Skylake, Haswell and AMD, i'm also using Cablemod SE-series power cables. To match the build themes, Skylake build has red colored power cables and Haswell build has blue colored power cables. Full specs with pics in my sig. (Once i get fully-modular PSU for AMD build, i'll also buy green colored power cables for it.)
Under the spoiler is small teaser to show you how my Skylake and Haswell builds look with Cablemod SE-series power cables. Click on spoiler to view.
Left: Skylake, Right: Haswell
Btw, +1 for picking one of the best PSUs for your build.
 

olihop1401

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Thank you so much! I really do appreciate that. By the way, your PCs look incredible!
 

Aeacus

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You're welcome and thank you. I've put a lot of time, money and effort into my PCs since for me, PCs are a lifestyle and i care a lot about my PCs. (There are more pics in my sig if you haven't already looked at them.)
 

olihop1401

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I wish I could put more money and time into building. But being my age, money doesn't come round easily. I'm currently looking for a job to try and gather money to put together that build you saw. It'd be my first proper build, not just a case swap. Also, I LOVE your retro AMD build. I've personally been wanting to put together a portable PC, and the parts list is up on my Part Picker if you want to check that out?
 

Aeacus

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Looked at your parts lists and if you want to build most portable PC, you should start out with PC case. Here's list of smallest mini-ITX cases in the world,
link: https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/55093-list-of-cases-for-steam-machinebox

So, pick a case and then start picking components that go into it, so that everything fits into the case. Though, building mini-ITX system is really tough since you'll struggle with clearance at each step with 1mm or 0mm to spare. Then again, once you complete mini-ITX build in one of those small cases, the end result would be superb.

As far as small cube cases go, if Thermaltake Core V21 would've had 1x 5.25" external bay, i would've bought that for my AMD build instead of Sharkoon DG7000-G since i like the horizontal MoBo placement and Core V21 is the most customizable micro-ATX case i know. It's also stackable case with another Core V21 if more space is needed,
specs: https://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002559

But since Core V21 doesn't have the needed 5.25" external bay, i went with tempered glass side panel case which created the nice black & green theme (not many PCs out there that would have black & green theme). For me, it's win-win situation either way.

About your Kingston A1000 240GB M.2 NVMe SSD, it's performance isn't better than regular 2.5" SATA SSD (e.g 850 Evo) since it only operates in 2x PCI-E lanes,
comparison: https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Kingston-A1000-NVMe-PCIe-M2-240GB-vs-Samsung-850-Evo-250GB/m497453vs2977

For proper M.2 NVMe drive, which operates at 4x PCI-E lanes, look towards Adata XPG SX8200 240GB,
comparison: https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Kingston-A1000-NVMe-PCIe-M2-240GB-vs-Adata-XPG-SX8200-NVMe-PCIe-M2-240GB/m497453vsm480586
pcpp: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/FVfhP6,LGdxFT/
More than twice the performance for only 6 quid extra, not a bad deal at all in my opinion. Also, when it comes to the 240-256GB M.2 NVMe SSDs, Adata XPG SX8200 240GB is the value king. Meaning that it has the best price to performance ratio there is.
 

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